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Rain Gutter Regatta Cake

Rain Gutter Regatta Cake

Two weekends ago our Cub Scout Pack had it’s Blue and Gold Ceremony. We always hold a cake auction as well. I try to keep my cakes Cub Scout themed. Year one I made a camping cake and last year I made a Pinewood Derby Cake. This year I was having a hard time coming up with a cake and Buddy suggested a Rain Gutter Regatta Cake. I searched Google for some ideas and couldn’t find any! There were only a couple of raingutter regatta themed cakes; one being cupcakes. I had to figure out what I was going to do to make mine stand out. I did some research on Menard’s to figure out how to incorporate a real gutter into the cake. I ended up getting a Y joint piece. For the Raingutter Regatta boat and sail I used Wilton’s Shape N Amaze edible decorating dough. I ended up using almost three full boxes of cake mix and a double batch of homemade buttercream frosting to make this cake. It took about 4 hours from start to finish, I think. It’s hard with starts and stops to feed a baby to know what it really took!

Blue and Gold Cake Auction

You can see we had some really talented bakers this year for our Blue and Gold cake auction. Can you guess which cake got the highest bid? Wasn’t mine! 🙁 Surprisingly also wasn’t Minecraft, although it did pretty well. I believe second place was the really cool campfire cake. First place, though, went to the Mystery Cake. There was no peeking allowed before the cake was won. It turned out just to be a plain cake with M&Ms as decoration, but how cleaver was that for a cake idea?

Bugle Award

I had to try my hand at engraving for an award for our Blue and Gold because I couldn’t find anyone that would engrave a bugle locally. I don’t think I did too horribly! I put a mustache over the last name. 😉

Raingutter Regatta Cake

If you have a Cub Scout, have you ever made a Blue and Gold cake? What did you think of my Rain Gutter Regatta Cake? Everything is edible except for the gutter and the mast! Can you believe that we ended up bidding for and winning our own cake? Yes, that’s right. We paid for it twice!

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Such a cute idea. I love how creative it is.

  2. I love how your cake turned out!! The mystery cake was a really cool idea.

  3. You’ve got some serious baking talent in that group! I think your idea to use a rain gutter is wonderfully creative!

  4. That is totally adorable. My boys were never in scouts, they played hockey at that age and had no extra time so they decided to play hockey. Love all the cakes!

  5. All of the cakes looks great! Who would have thought the mystery cake would win?

  6. All of the cakes look really nice!

  7. What a super cute cake!

  8. Those cakes are so creative…I love yours!

  9. How much fun!! I love your cake it is so cute! Looks like a lot of talented cake creators!

  10. This cakes looks delicious!

  11. All of them look so neat, yours is really unique and cool!

  12. Your cake is awesome Paula. My boys would make me bid on that minecraft cake though.

  13. Wow, I would never think to make a cake like this.

  14. vanessa: thequeenofswag says:

    That is a really amazing cake. So adorable!

  15. I came back to get the recipe!

  16. You are so GOOD! Great job.

  17. That is one impressive cake! My son’s not old enough for boy scouts yet, but blue & gold were my sorority’s colors so I love that!

  18. That’s a fun idea! My kids would love to help make, look at and definitely eat a cake for a competition like that. 🙂

  19. That is just seriously a cute cake! I love, love, love how you did that. You’re talented!

  20. I love your cake! Homemade cakes are so much better than store or bakery bought.

  21. Oh, your cake looks marvelous! I’m not much of a baker and not a cake decorator at all, so I wouldn’t have even attempted it. 🙂