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Artist's Palette Birthday Cake

Artist's Palette Birthday Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
This recipe was great and so much fun. I did not follow it exactly but it got me started decatoring cakes, I never knew I could do that!
posted by
 a cook
on 5/26/2010
1 hr
2 hr
16 servings
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what you need

pkg.  (2-layer size) chocolate or white cake mix
tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
1 to 2
drops  yellow food coloring
 candy wafers

Make It

PREPARE and bake cake mix as directed on package for 13x9-inch baking pan. Cool 5 minutes in pan; remove cake to a cake board or tray. Cool completely.

MAKE a template drawing of an artist's palette as shown in photograph using wax paper; place on top of cake. Frost remaining cake with 2 cups of the whipped topping; remove template.

TINT remaining whipped topping with food coloring to create a light yellow; frost palette area left by template outline.

POSITION paint brush in center of palette; arrange different colored candy wafers on cake (as shown in photograph) to resemble blobs of paint. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Great Substitute
chewy fruit snacks, colored sprinkles or colored icing can be substituted for candy wafers to create the paints!
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