Show & Tell: Creative Cub Scout cakes

Cakes! Everybody loves them, especially when they are Scouting-themed. These Scouters shared their creations with us, and we’re showcasing them in this new feature called Scouting Show and Tell.

Going forward, we’ll be highlighting how you make Scouting shine — from imaginative Cub Scouting cakes and troop trailer designs to artistic Eagle Scout court of honor decorations. This is your chance to share your
creativity and tips to inspire and help others.   

Next time, we will highlight your best Dutch oven recipes. Visit to share photos and instructions for your best dishes. You can also email us at, or share via social media using #ScoutingShowandTell. We can’t wait to see and share your creations!

Your submissions

This one won’t get away

Katheryn Teitzel and her son, Grayson, of Pack 507 in San Antonio, Texas, make awesome cakes based off his ideas, including this fish leaping for a lure.

A tall order

Cindy Griffin of Pack 810 in Vass, N.C., built this three-tiered cake, decorated with Cub Scouting ranks and topped off with the BSA logo.

Trade your fork for a paddle

Benita Yocum of Pack 38 in Chillicothe, Ohio, shared this fun three-tiered cake that features a campsite, forest and rushing river.

Chocolate campsite

Allyson Bach of Pack 988 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, shared this delicious-looking campsite cake, complete with a graham-cracker tent, green sprinkles for grass, and colored sugar glass for the lake and campfire.

Have a bite

Your cake doesn’t have to be huge to deliver some big flavor. Christine Edgar of Pack 325 in Granby, Conn., used some candy to make these cute and delicious pawprint cupcakes.

Star-studded cake

Sandy Smith of Pack 642 in Orem, Utah, created this colorful fondant-covered cake, complete with stars above and royal icing Cub Scout logos.

Uh, oh … Go back to camp

Lynsey Flage says her son, Colton, and his grandmother, Marilyn, worked on this “Cubopoly” cake together for Pack 375’s game-themed blue and gold banquet in San Angelo, Texas.

Lions and tigers and bears … Oh, yum!

Each of these cakes represents the different Cub Scout ranks. Jenny Marshall of Pack 876 in Midlothian, Va., says they were displayed on a cedar stand her father built.


Amelia Loomis of Pack 885 in Oswego, N.Y., that’s who! She made this CSI-themed cake for her pack’s blue and gold banquet.

A cake is …

… delectable, ornate and meaningful. Crystal Wright of Pack 297 in Swanzey, N.H., made this cake adorned with the Scout Law and Cub Scout Motto.

Getting it right

Would you prefer a commercial bakery to make your cake? If you want the bakery to use any trademarked Boy Scouts of America logos, you need to get permission first. Visit to download the form to print and fill out.

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