I built up a little snow hill for the snow boarder by cutting the tops off of both layers to make them nice and flat (which I usually do anyway). They make a tool for this, but I usually just eyeball it with my bread knife because I don't have one of those (and the bread knife works great). I folded up the scrap cake pieces and "glued" them into a little mound and then frosted it white. Here's the view from the top of the hill.
We did a camping theme a few years ago for my husbands birthday and I made the tiny tent then. I was glad to get another chance to use it. Here's it's debut, complete with almond bark trees and flames, and cocoa powder "dirt."
This time I did the fire pit differently and added some marshmallow sticks (kashi cereal and chow-mein noodles).
I guess this is as close to winter camping as I plan to ever get. A sleeping bag under the couch, a snowy cake and some hot chai--perfect.
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