Davy Crockett’s Coon Skin Cap Birthday Cake

Davy Crockett Coon Skin Hat CakeLittle Buddy turned 8 this month. Poor guy, his birthday ended up falling on moving day.

I didn’t want his special day to get lost in the shuffle, but what’s a mom to do?!
I called in reinforcements!
God bless Aunt Julie for pulling off a humdinger Davy Crockett birthday party in the midst of a house move!
We threw green towels over the boxes in the living room and surrounded them with the plants that were waiting to be carried out.
Then we served buffalo and venison meat on hard tack (ham and turkey on whole wheat) and dried buffalo skin (chips) with rattlesnake juice (Sprite) for lunch.
The kids got to eat lunch on the floor in the “forest”.
Then we enjoyed Aunt Julie’s amazing creation- Davy Crockett’s Coon Skin Cap birthday cake.
She used a regular box cake mix and baked most of it in a well greased round stainless steel mixing bowl. The rest she baked in a well greased small bread pan for the tail.
The round portion took almost twice as long to bake than the tail, but when they were done, she turned the cakes out on a wire rack to cool.
To assemble, she placed the tail at the end of the hat section and frosted the whole thing with a can of chocolate frosting using her knife to create little tufts of fur.
Amazing!
This was a birthday that won’t soon be forgotten!  Buddy had the last birthday in the old house and the first birthday in the new house- all in the same day!
Thanks Aunt Julie!
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