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Presidents Day - make a hat shaped cake from a round pan
Steps for making a hat cakeClick thumbnail to view full-size
Let's get started
Step 1: First you will need to make a round cake. Since you only need one, you can make two hat cakes or use the other half of the mix for cupcakes. You can frost them like faces and put construction paper beards on them or whatever else you choose. Once you have made your cake and let it cool completely move to step two.
Step 2: Take a piece of paper and fold it in half. Set this on the cake centered and cut off each side. Do not discard.
Step 3: Slide the paper up till the corners meet the corners of the bottom of the center piece. Cut off the bottom and reserve till you are finished in case you need to repair a small spot.
Step 4: fold the paper in half from top to bottom so that it is now one quarter size of original piece of paper.
Step 5: Slide the paper over to one side and use a template to trim the curved piece into a rectangle. You may discard or eat these pieces (I eat them! :p). Alternatively you can crumble them up and put in a zipper bag for use with ice cream or pudding later.
Step 6: Trim the other piece and repeat eating scraps! (or saving)
Step 7: put the pieces at bottom side by side and glue together with a bit of frosting, then frost as desired
Pictures 8 & 9 are frosting suggestions!
Decorations and books
President's Day used to be two days
President's Day is a unique holiday, on president's day we celebrate the birthdays of both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. When I was a child, before president Richard Nixon instituted the National holiday of President's Day in 1971, we used to celebrate both of these birthdays separately in school. I remember doing skits, crafts and songs or stories for each. There were always sales for the weekend preceding each in all the major stores and we usually had a half day off for each. I am sure that is why they decided to combine them so we could have another Monday holiday. In the 1970's it seemed to be the era of National Monday holidays. The government had at bunch of them back then and all the banks, schools and union jobs had those days off.
Sorry this is so short, I seem to have gotten in all the directions and all I wanted to say.
Another cake idea
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