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August 7, 2012

Gluten Free Golf Course Cake

Ready for your tee time? No need to bring the golf clubs, a fork will do! A sand trap isn't so bad to maneuver through when it is made out of graham crackers and the rough isn't too hard to attack when its frosting!

This past weekend our family celebrated my Dad's birthday. He is a golf lover, so when I saw this cake on Pinterest, I knew I had to make it for his special day. 

I was excited to give it a gluten free try using Betty Crocker's Gluten Free Yellow Cake mix. I had used this mix before on other recipes and almost got away with no one knowing the dish was gluten free. That is until I gave my self away by taking a bite. This by far is one of my favorite "go-to" gluten free mixes, especially when I'm short on time and want to focus on decorating the cake.


1 box Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake mix
Kinnikinnick Smoreables Graham Style crackers, crushed
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
2 eggs
2/3 cup water
2 teaspoon gluten free vanilla
1 container of white frosting
Blue food coloring
Green food coloring
Golf stickers and tooth picks (I used a golf tee flag, tee, and golf ball sticker)
Dark green ribbon

1. To prepare the cake follow the instructions on the back of the mix box.
2. Once the cake has cooled, flip the cake over and place top side down on platter/serving tray.
3.  Prepare frosting colors: blue frosting, light green frosting dark green frosting
(Depending on the type of green/golf course fairway desired, the more "rough" grass that is needed, the more dark green frosting should be put aside. 
4. Cover entire cake with the light green frosting. For the ponds, layer the blue frosting over the green. 
5. Coat the sand traps with a layer of crushed graham crackers, packing firmly.
6. Use the dark green frosting and apply with a specialty decorating tip from Wilton's, for added texture for the grass. 
7. For each tree, use a toothpick and weave the dark green ribbon back and forth and scrunch for desired tree height.
8. Stick desired stickers to toothpicks and insert into the cake. 

Happy Birthday Dad! We love you and are so thankful for everything you do for all of us! xoxo


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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I would love to open my own pastry shop, one day...