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Special Edition: Threadcakes Journey 1

This is my first entry ever for the Threadcakes contest, and I'm very excited for the opportunity! The inspiration for my cake was the t-shirt design "Retro Camping", and I wanted to see if I could execute this design using a Swiss Meringue Buttercream transfer. I've tried this technique in the past with varying degrees of success.

I used a chocolate box mix, but my SMBC and chocolate buttercream icings were from scratch. I baked the cake in an 8" round 3" deep pan, and cut it to the same shape as the design. I used various colors of SMBC to create the frozen buttercream transfer, and touched up the resulting design with additional buttercream as needed.

For the sides of my cake, I decided to use a technique that I saw on Pinterest to create a tree bark look from shards of chocolate and melted chocolate.

My sons really liked the "wood log" look. It took me about 6 hours to complete. This cake tastes so rich that I highly recommend a tall glass of milk to enjoy with it!

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