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Desserts

Lucky Shamrock Cut-Up Cake

Lucky Shamrock Cut-Up Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
Three cake layers are cut, arranged and decorated to resemble a giant shamrock. Serve it for St. Patrick’s Day or for a “good luck” wish anytime.
time
prep:
1 hr
total:
1 hr
servings
total:
18 servings
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (7 oz.) BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut
 Green food coloring
3
 baked 9-inch round yellow cake layers, cooled
1
tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
3
 large gumdrops (2 green, 1 white)
 Green decorating gel and icing

Make It

PLACE coconut in large resealable plastic bag. Add food coloring; seal bag and shake vigorously until coconut is evenly colored.

LEAVE one cake layer whole; cut remaining two cake layers as shown in diagram. (See Shamrock Cake Diagram Tip linked below.) Arrange cake pieces on serving tray as shown in same diagram, using small amount of the whipped topping to hold pieces together. Frost cake with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle with coconut.

FLATTEN gumdrops with rolling pin; cut into shamrock shapes with sharp knife or small cookie cutter. Outline edges with decorating gel; arrange on cake. Use decorating icing to outline cake. Store in refrigerator.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
Three cake layers are used to create this over-sized cake which makes 18 servings. Prepare this easy and fun cake with your kids to make any St. Patrick's Day celebration seem more special.
Note
Prepare and bake 2 pkg. (2-layer size each) cake mix, using 9-inch round baking pans. Use 3 of the layers for this cake. Reserve remaining layer for another use.
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