Festooned with gumdrops, fruit chews and marshmallows, this clown cake is sure to be the life of the birthday party!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1-1/2 cups BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, divided
blue, yellow and red food coloring s
1 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
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Let's Make It
Prepare cake batter as directed on package; pour evenly into 1 each 9-inch round and square pan. Bake cakes as directed on package. Cool completely. Remove cakes from pans.
Place round cake 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 center of one side and cutting to bottom left corner of cake layer. Repeat the cut with other side of cake.
Assemble cake pieces to resemble a clown's head by placing round cake layer near top of large board or platter, with straight edge of cake at top of board. Place middle cake triangle at top of round cake layer for the hat, and small pieces that were cut from top of round layer at base of the hat for the hair. Arrange remaining 2 triangles at base of the head, with pointed ends together, to resemble a bow tie.
Tint 1/2 cup coconut with a few drops blue food coloring. (See tip for how to tint coconut.) Repeat with 1/2 cup of the remaining coconut and yellow food coloring; tint remaining coconut with red food coloring.
Use small amount of remaining COOL WHIP to attach cake pieces to each other on board. Frost cake with remaining COOL WHIP. Sprinkle hat with blue coconut, cake just under the hat with red coconut (for the hair), and bow tie with yellow coconut. Decorate with remaining ingredients as shown in photo.
You'll know it's a special occasion when you enjoy a serving of this fun 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.
Make it Easy
For easier cutting and to reduce crumbs when assembling cake, place cooled cake layers in the freezer for 1 hour before cutting.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 46g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.