St. Nicholas Name Day Cake

A sailboat cake for the patron saint of sailors, mariners, fishermen, and all who travel or work on the sea

Sailboat Cake

What you will need

1 baked 9-inch square cake, cooled
For 9-inch square cake, bake all of prepared cake mix batter in a greased & floured 9-inch square pan at 325º for 50-55 minutes, or until cake tests done.
2½ cups butter cream frosting
1½ cups Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut
1 square unsweetened chocolate, melted
4 white ring-shaped candies
Gumdrops, to cut for moon and anchor trim
Paper flag
Cake pieces

Cut cake diagonally in half to make two triangles.
Cut a strip 2¼ inches wide off one triangle.

Tip: Put a narrow strip of waxed paper under each edge before frosting cake. Remove when finished and the serving plate will be neat and clean.

Assembled cake pieces

Arrange cake pieces as shown, using the triangles as sails and the strip as the hull.
Blend melted chocolate into ¾ cup of the frosting.
Spread white frosting on sails; chocolate frosting on hull.
Put a line of chocolate frosting between the sails as mast.
Sprinkle coconut on sails; arrange candies and flag as shown above.

St. Nicholas Name Day Celebration


From Baker’s Coconut & Chocolate Party Cup-Up Cakes, General Foods Corporation, 2nd Edition, 1968, and Baker’s Cut-Up Cake Party Book, General Foods Corporation, 1973.

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