This Great Cake Contest entry was submitted by yappingpuppy from Knightdale, North Carolina: Combine cookies with cake to celebrate one of autumn's greatest events!
This recipe, including description and photo, was submitted during the Great Cake Contest in 2008. It has not been tested by the Spoonful test kitchen.
Bake cakes according to package directions. Cut out sugar cookies in leaf shapes and bake according to package directions.
Color frosting: 1/2 cup red 1/2 cup yellow 1/2 cup orange 2 cups green 2 cups light brown
Frost cookies to look like fall leaves. Set aside so frosting can dry a bit. Frost sheet cake with brown frosting. Place egg cake near center left edge of cake. Heavily frost egg with brown frosting; this is what will "glue" the cookies to the cake.
Using a decorator's tip or snipped sandwich bag, add grass to sides and top of cake.
Arrange cookies around egg cake to look like a pile of leaves.
Using decorator's tip or snipped sandwich bad, write "Jump Into Fall" next to mound of leaves.