Friday, March 23, 2012
Green Grass - A Birthday Cake Special Post!
Green "Grass" for cakes
makes enough for 9x13 very easily, with a bit leftover
1 bag (16 oz.) sweetened dried coconut
green food coloring - I used 60 drops
1/2 - 3/4 cup water, divided
Pour coconut into a large mixing bowl that the color won't stain (I use stainless steel). Begin adding green food coloring to the coconut. I do 5-6 drops at a time in several different spots across the top. Add 1/4 cup of water, drizzling over your food coloring spots, and gently stir well. Repeat until desired color is reached (I used 60 drops in the above photos!), adding up to 3/4 cup of water.
Spread evenly on large baking sheet, and bake at 225 for 10-15 minutes, or until it feels dry & crunch to the touch (the very outer pieces may start to brown a bit, that's fine). Let cool, and store in an airtight container. The morning of the party, I frost the cake normally, and then sprinkle the coconut grass on top. Yum!!
*To make the campfire that really lit up, I used pretzel sticks for the logs, and 4 flourescent colored candles inside, for extra fun :)