Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Fun Cake Ideas!
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Well... I thought that I would put on these pics, because I have really enjoyed making a couple of them and hope that some time I can make the ones that I haven't made! Hope you like them!


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Flip-Flops Cake
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(Kaity and I made these one time.)
1 cake mix
Frosting
Any kind of candy you want for decorations.
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Heat oven to 350°(325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 15 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
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Cut cake lengthwise in half. Continue cutting each piece to form flip-flop shape as shown in diagram. Place pieces on tray. Freeze pieces uncovered about 1 hour for easier frosting if desired.
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Panda Bear Cake
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4 cups vanilla frosting
1 box cake mix (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard, 16x10 inches, covered with foil
1/2 cup flaked coconut
8 chocolate wafer cookies, about 2 inches in diameter
1 large marshmallow
2 chocolate-covered candies
1 small black or red gumdrop
Black shoestring licorice
1/3 cup flaked coconut
1 teaspoon baking cocoa
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Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms only of one 8-inch round pan and one 9-inch round pan. Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour into pans.
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Bake and cool as directed. Cut 9-inch round as shown in diagram. Arrange pieces on tray to make panda as shown in diagram.
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Frost cake, attaching pieces with small amount of frosting. Sprinkle body with 1/2 cup flaked coconut, pressing gently to stick. Press 2 cookies into top of head at 45-degree angle for ears. Place 2 cookies for background of eyes and 4 on body for paws, placing bottom 2 cookies at 45-degree angle on bottom edge of cake.
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Cut marshmallow crosswise in half; place each half on a cookie for eyes. Place chocolate candies on marshmallow halves for pupils; fasten with small dab of frosting if necessary. Use small gumdrop for nose and shoestring licorice for mouth and outline of legs. Toss 1/3 cup coconut and the cocoa; carefully sprinkle within outlines of legs and on bottom portion of body. Store loosely covered at room temperature.




Hat Cake


1 cake mix, frosting, ribbons and flowers.

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Bake and cool cake as directed on box--except use one 8-inch round pan and one 9-inch round pan.
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Cut 6-inch circle out of waxed paper; place on 8-inch layer. Cut cake around circle with small knife to make 6-inch round layer; place on 9-inch layer, attaching pieces with small amount of frosting.
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Frost cake. Trim hat with ribbon and flowers. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Purse Cake
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1 cake mix, frosting, and assorted candy.
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Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms and sides of two 9-inch round cake pans with shortening or cooking spray. Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Pour into pans.
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Bake as directed on box for 9-inch round cake pans. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
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Use serrated knife to cut one-fourth off each cake to form a straight edge about 7 inches long as shown in diagram (discard small pieces of cake or save for another use). Spread about 2 tablespoons frosting on bottom side of 1 cake. Place bottom side of other cake on frosting, matching cut edges. On serving plate or tray, stand cake, cut side down. Cover; freeze 1 hour or until firm.
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In small bowl, mix remaining frosting and food color until desired shade. Frost cake.
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Use peelable string licorice for handle and jellied ring candy for clasp. Decorate purse as desired with assorted candies. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Building Blocks Cake



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1 cake mix, frosting, 12 large marshmellows.
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Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan.) Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening and lightly flour, or spray with baking spray with flour. Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Pour into pan.
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Bake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
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Using serrated knife, cut cake crosswise into thirds. Cut one of the thirds in half crosswise to make 2 squares. On tray, place cake pieces. Cover; freeze 1 hour or until firm.
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In small bowl for each color, tint 1 cup frosting red, 1 cup frosting yellow and 2/3 cup frosting blue with food colors. Leave remaining frosting white.
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Frost top and sides of 1 square cake with blue frosting. Frost 4 marshmallow halves with blue frosting; place in square design on cake. Frost remaining square cake and 4 marshmallow halves with white frosting; arrange marshmallows on top of cake. Frost 1 rectangular section of cake and 8 marshmallow halves with yellow frosting; arrange marshmallows on top of cake. Frost remaining section of cake and remaining marshmallows with red frosting; arrange marshmallows on top of cake. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Snowman Cake


1 box cake mix

Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Large tray or cardboard covered with foil
1 container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
1 cup flaked or shredded coconut
1 large black gumdrop
1 large green gumdrop
3 pieces red shoestring licorice
4 semisweet chocolate chips
2 chocolate wafer cookies
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Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans, or use one 8-inch round pan and one 9-inch round pan.
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On tray, arrange cake rounds as pictured. Frost with frosting. Sprinkle with coconut, pressing gently so it sticks.
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Carefully cut black gumdrop for nose and eyebrows, cut green gumdrop for eyes, use licorice for mouth and mufffler and chocolate chips for buttons. Place cookie on each side of head for earmuffs; attach across top of head with licorice. Store loosely covered.

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I know which one is my favorite, but the question is what is yours??

Enjoy! -Emily McDonnell





8 comments:

Abbie Sikma said...

So cute, Emily!!! I love the hat one.... Thanks for posting!

Krissy Cooper said...

That's my favorite too--the hat! Very cute!

emmy mae said...

I haven't made it yet... but the purse one is my favorite! :)
-Emily

Andrew Sikma said...

I have to say the hat is also my favorite!

Karisse Wesco said...

I must agree with you all, I like the hat as well! They are all such good idea's though.

emily mcdonnell said...

wow I like the voting thing on the side! Neat Idea, Abs!! :)
But who voted for Building blocks??? -Emily

Abbie Sikma said...

Emily, I made so one person could vote for a couple different things...I voted for the hat and the building blocks....

stepheny weaver said...

I like the hat and the blocks! They are al really cute but those are my two favorite. Steph