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Birthday Clown Cake

Birthday Clown Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
It was a great idea for my baby girl's first birthday, I changed the decor quite a bit, everybody loved it :)
posted by
on 1/26/2011
30 min
2 hr
16 servings
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What You Need

pkg.  (2-layer size) cake mix, any flavor
cups  BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, divided
 Blue, yellow and red food colorings
tub   (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
 Decorations: 30 gumdrops, 2 OREO Cookies, 1 JET-PUFFED Marshmallow, 14 small round candies, 9 square fruit chews, 2 jelly candies, 1 chewy fruit snacks, 2 mini peanut butter creme-filled sandwich cookies, 2 jelly candies

Make It

PREPARE cake batter as directed on package; pour evenly into 1 (9-inch) round cake pan and 1 (9-inch) square baking pan. Bake as directed on package for 9-inch cake layers. Cool completely. Remove cake layers from pans.

PLACE round layer on cutting board; trim off 1-inch piece from top of cake. Cut trimmed piece crosswise in half; set aside. Cut square layer into 3 triangles, starting at the center of one side and cutting to the bottom left corner of the cake layer. Then, repeat the cut with the other side.

ASSEMBLE the cake pieces to resemble a clown's head by placing the round cake layer near the top of a large board or platter, with the straight edge of the cake at the top of the board. Place the middle cake triangle at the top of the round cake layer for the hat and the small pieces that were cut from the top of the round layer at the base of the hat for the hair. Arrange the remaining 2 triangles at the base of the head, with pointed ends together, to resemble a bow tie.

TINT 1/2 cup of the coconut blue, 1/2 cup of the coconut yellow and the remaining 1/2 cup coconut red with food coloring. Secure each of the cake pieces together with small amount of whipped topping, then use the remaining whipped topping to frost the entire cake. Sprinkle the hat with blue coconut, the cake just under the hat with red coconut (for the hair) and the bow tie with yellow coconut. Decorate with remaining ingredients as desired.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size Wise
You'll know it's a special occasion when you enjoy a serving of this cake!
How to Tint Coconut
Mix 1/4 tsp. water with a drop of food coloring. Add to 1/2 cup coconut in resealable plastic bag. Seal bag; shake until coconut is evenly tinted.
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