I have four younger brothers (four!) and all of them are Boy Scouts. Three of the four are Eagle Scouts now (we’ll give the 12-year old a pass for now– he’s still got time), and a few weeks ago I got to go to the third brother’s Court of Honor:
And the best part (to each his own, right?) was that I got to make a cake! I don’t know how many of you have made scouting-themed cakes, but I had a really difficult time coming up with an idea. I’m not really an artist, so anything requiring detail (like an Eagle or a scouting badge) was definitely out of the question.
So I googled. And googled. And googled some more (who knew there were so few Scouting cake ideas for a not-artist like me?), and I ultimately landed on a cake with a fondant American flag draped over the two tiered layers with shooting fondant stars.
Straight lines? Cookie cutter stars? Fondant? THAT I can do. I never got to the shooting part of the stars (sigh), but they didn’t look too difficult. Just leave yourself time to let the fondant stars harden a little– just enough so they’ll still hold shape when attached to some crafting wire.
Here’s my fondant recipe (an adjusted version of marshmallow fondant)– it worked beautifully!