I was asked to make a Dukes of Hazzard cake for a 9 year old boy's birthday party this weekend. I was SO excited for this challenge since I was a huge Dukes fan when I was a kid. I didn't realize they were making a come back with the kids. His mom already had the cars, and asked that I create something fun using them.
This is what I came up with.
It is chocolate cake with cherry filling, fudge and buttercream frosting. The dirt is a chocolate and regular graham cracker that I put through the food processor. The sign is made of popsicle sticks, I used my brulee torch to make the sign look weathered. I wanted it to look like a backroads cliff type scene, so I purposely made the frosting a bit rough and dusted with the dirt afterwards. I suspended the flying General Lee with some floral wire and a wine cork to anchor it in to the cake. It worked out great!