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Baby "Carriage" Cake

Baby "Carriage" Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
This adorable carriage-shaped cake made with white cake mix and vanilla pudding is the perfect treat for baby showers and celebrations.
45 min
45 min
12 servings

What You Need

 baked 9-inch round white cake, cooled
pkg.  (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
cup  cold milk
cups  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
 Few drops green and yellow food coloring
 sugar-coated donuts
 pirouette cookie
 Decorations: 10 JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows, 7 miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces, 1/4 tsp. colored sugar

Make It

REMOVE cake from pan. Cut into pieces as shown in Diagram 1; arrange on tray or large platter as shown in Diagram 2. Click here for Diagrams. Reserve cake trimmings for later use.

BEAT pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in COOL WHIP. Reserve about 1/4 tsp. icing. Tint 1-1/2 cups of the remaining icing with green food coloring; spread onto top and sides of carriage hood. Tint remaining icing with yellow food coloring; spread onto carriage bottom.

PLACE donuts at base of carriage for the wheels. Insert pirouette cookie into cake for the carriage handle. Use kitchen shears to cut each marshmallow diagonally in half; press cut sides into sugar. Arrange in groups of 4 on top of cake to make 5 flowers; place 1 candy in center of each.

USE 2-inch cookie cutter to cut 1 round from cake trimmings; discard remaining trimmings or reserve for snacking. Decorate cake round with reserved icing and add to carriage as shown in photo.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

How to Make It Your Own
You can make this cake using any combination of colors and decorations, such as piped frosting, gumdrops and/or jellybeans.
Prepare using your favorite flavor of cake mix.
Most cake mixes make 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake layers. This recipe only uses 1 cake so reserve the remaining cake for another use.
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