Cowboy Boot Cake
You can make
this unique cake with things you might already have at the house.
This cowboy boot cake is different and colorful. It is relatively easy to
make, (but does take two days to complete).
My wife baked a 9-inch by 13-inch cake. She used a store-bought yellow
The cake was then frozen overnight. Freezing the cake made it much
easier to cut.
Cutting the Frozen Cake
First you cut a two-inch strip across the top.
Then cut two-and-a-half inches from the right side to make the smallest piece
at the top-right of the photo.
Next, you cut two-and-a-half inches along the right side of the largest piece
You end up with four pieces that are very different in size.
A good, solid serrated kitchen knife will be fine for cutting the cold
Assembling the Cake
The next picture shows how to assemble the pieces that you cut out.
The largest piece is placed on the right side, a couple of inches
from the top of a cardboard cake board that is covered in aluminum foil.
The second-to-largest piece is placed below the largest piece as shown.
The third-largest piece is placed on the lower left side of the
cake. It is the sole of the boot.
The smallest piece goes on the lower right. It is the heel.
While the cake is still cool and before it is iced, you want to use a
serrated knife and round off the the top of the boot slightly, as well as
the toe area, top and bottom.
Also trim the back edge of the heel slightly.
Icing the Cake
Using a homemade cream cheese frosting (you can get an easy recipe for
that on the Internet) we put a crumb coat on the entire cake with a thin layer of
the cream cheese frosting and set it in the refrigerator for an
It takes longer to do this step, but it locks in the crumbs and when you put
on the final layer of cream cheese frosting it has very few of those annoying
crumbs in it!
Another step we used was to smooth the frosting by applying a paper towel
(like the ones you use everyday in your kitchen) and patting it down
gently. It smoothens out the icing and gives it a professional look that
your family will
Decorating the Cake
After the cream cheese frosting is smoothed out it's time to put some color
on your cowboy boot cake!
We used some store-bought chocolate icing with an icing bag and a small
Wilton tip and outlined the entire boot, top and bottom.
Then we put two lines of chocolate icing from top to bottom. We
used a knife and a paper tape measure to get the lines a straight as
possible before putting the chocolate icing on.
Then we made the chocolate line that you see in the middle part of the boot
just above my wife's hand in the picture.
The toe and heel areas of the boot were filled in with chocolate icing, as
were a few other areas.
Finally, we placed some regular M&Ms for color and the cake was
The Finished Cake
The last picture shows the completed cake.
Everybody that has seen the picture thinks it is adorable.
It would be great for a birthday for a little (or big) boy that loves horses!
We got the idea for this cake from a Taste of Home magazine that was for
December/January 2001 (the date is not a misprint; it was an old
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