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Birdhouse Cake

1 Hr(s) 35 Min(s)
30 Min(s) Prep
1 Hr(s) 5 Min(s) Cook
This delicious, adorable coconut-topped cake comes together in no time with our easy instructions.
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar
2-2/3 cups BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut (7-oz. pkg.), divided
yellow, red and blue food coloring s
decorations: 1 large flat gumdrop candy, 3 small assorted candies
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Let's Make It
1
Cover bottom of 13x9-inch pan with waxed paper; spray bottom and sides of pan with cooking spray. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; blend in dry pudding mix. Pour into prepared pan. Bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch cake. Cool cake in pan 10 min.; invert onto wire rack. Remove pan and waxed paper; cool cake completely.
2
Cut cake as shown in Diagram 1. Arrange on tray or large platter as shown in Diagrams 2 and 3 , turning piece B onto its side so it is higher than piece A, and placing pieces C and D over pieces E and F to form raised peak of roof, trimming corners of C and D where they meet at peak.
3
Beat butter, milk and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating after each addition until well blended. Reserve 1/4 cup frosting; frost cake with remaining frosting.
4
Sprinkle 1/2 cup coconut onto center of birdhouse. Tint 1/2 cup of the remaining coconut with a few drops of yellow food coloring; sprinkle over bottom edge of house. Tint remaining coconut with few drops of red and blue food colorings; sprinkle over roof. Tint reserved frosting as desired; pipe onto cake to make bird. Add decorations to resemble photo.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Size Wise
This cake serves 16 so it's a great dessert to feed a crowd at your next party or gathering.
Tip 2
Tinting Coconut
Mix 1/2 tsp. water with a few drops of food coloring. Add to 1 cup BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Shake until coconut is evenly tinted. Use more food coloring for a darker shade and less coloring for a lighter shade.
Tip 3
Best Apples for Baking and Cooking
Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.
Tip 4
Substitute
Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.
Nutrition
Calories
400
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
18%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg
15%
Sodium 400mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 65g
24%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 53g
106%
Protein 3g
6%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
6%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
16 servings
* 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.
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