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Circus Cake

 Circus Cake
Ideal for a child's party, this whimsical cake steals the show with its cotton candy topping and cookie-laced sides. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Nerds candies
  • Miniature chocolate cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Frosted animal crackers
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Cotton candy
  • Lollipops


  • Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two
  • greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing
  • from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake.
  • Lightly press the Nerds, sandwich cookies and animal crackers onto
  • sides of cake. Arrange marshmallows along edge of cake. Just before
  • serving, arrange cotton candy and lollipops on top of cake. Yield:
  • 12 servings.