Travel theme: Big Orange Sugar

When this week’s travel theme from Ailsa’s blog Where’s My Backpack? appeared in my mailbox, I immediately thought of a fundraiser for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library called The Great Cake Bake, celebrating books and the host of the event: the University of Tennessee.  With that in mind, I searched my photo bank, and here are three creations made specifically for Big Orange Country.

First, how ’bout a little Big Orange pre-game competition? With a cake shaped like a corn hole board (complete with little white pillows of edible frosting), eating this cake might be more fun than playing the game.

This is one fun UT cake shaped like a corn hole game!

This is one fun UT cake shaped like a corn hole game!

Second,  there’s nothing more iconic in Big Orange Country than Neyland Stadium.  And, for a loyal fan, sitting in the upper deck on a crisp fall afternoon cheering on the Vols — su-weet!

Neyland Stadium cake -- perfect for Big Orange country!

Neyland Stadium cake — perfect for Big Orange country!

Finally, Ailsa’s challenge this week coincides with a much-anticipated game with one of the Vols’ biggest rivalries: the Florida gators.

What UT fan wouldn't want this football cake?!

What UT fan wouldn’t want this football cake?!

So, what would it be like for UT to win the game against Florida today (September 16)?  Pure sugar!

For more entries in Ailsa’s Travel theme: Sugar, click here.

11 thoughts on “Travel theme: Big Orange Sugar

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      I wish I could take credit for making these. But they were in a cake decorating competition at UT. I loved so many of these cakes, especially these based upon the colors of our team. Thanks for taking a look!

  1. kzmcb

    I’m going to have to look up corn hole, if that is a game. Maybe we have an equivalent in Australia. By the looks of the (delicious) cake, which must have taken some effort, the hole is rather large in proportion to the board. I must add that the work required in the edible stadium blows my mind.

    1. Oh, the Places We See

      So glad you like the cakes. And corn hole is a fun game — just not in cake form! It’s basically two slanted slabs of wood with holes cut in them. You toss little bean bags into the holes to score. Go to and you’ll see lots of examples. And, I agree with you about the cake stadium — what a lot of work just to get eaten!

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