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Catholic Recipe: Ship Cake

    INGREDIENTS

  • 9-inch square cake from mix or favorite recipe
  • knife
  • white buttercream frosting
  • chocolate frosting
  • coconut flakes
  • white Lifesaver candies
  • gumdrops
  • Decorator icing, such as "Cake-Make"
  • Details

  • Prep Time: N/A
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin:

This is a "cut-up" cake to use for namedays or feastdays. The directions are to make a cake in the shape of a sailboat or ship.

DIRECTIONS

1) Bake a 9-inch square cake from a mix or favorite recipe. When cool, cut diagonally in half to make two triangles. One is the large sail. From the other cut off a strip 2 1/4 inches wide to use for the hull.

2) Arrange the cake pieces on a tray, using the small triangle as a second sail. Spread white buttercream frosting on the sails. Cover the hull with chocolate frosting.

3) Put a line of chocolate frosting between the sails for the mast. Then sprinkle coconut flakes on the sails. White "Lifesaver" candies make neat portholes; gumdrops are easily cut into anchors. The saint's name may be added with "Cake-Mate" (MS, see Abbreviations).

Recipe Source: My Nameday — Come for Dessert by Helen McLoughlin, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, 1962
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