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Snowman Cake

 Snowman Cake
You can create this snowman without any special equipment. Kids and adults with smile when they see this cute cake.—Betsey Ross, Chebeague Island, Maine
16 ServingsPrep: 50 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 cups vanilla frosting
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • 5 to 6 drops blue food coloring
  • 1 green Fruit Roll-Up, unrolled
  • 3 red-coated tiny tarts
  • 1 red candy coin
  • 4 black gumdrops
  • 6 black licorice bites

Directions

  • Prepare cake mixes according to package directions. Divide batter
  • among two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans, one 9-in.
  • square baking pan and 12 cupcakes. Bake at 350° for 20-25
  • minutes and cupcakes for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing
  • from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Place one round cake off center and 1 in. from the bottom of a 25-in.
  • x 16-in. covered board. Place second round cake above it. Set aside
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting. Frost round cakes with remaining vanilla
  • frosting.
  • Cut the square cake into two rectangles-one 8-in. x 2-in. and one
  • 8-in. x 4-in. (save remaining piece for another use). For hat brim,
  • place the smaller rectangle (B) above on the top round cake. Cut a

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Snowman Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 5-3/4-in. x 4-in. piece from the large rectangle; place (A) above
  • hat brim. For scarf, cut the remaining cake piece in half diagonally
  • (C and D); position on left side of top circle. (Save the cupcakes
  • for another use.)
  • Frost hat with chocolate frosting. Tint reserved vanilla frosting
  • blue; frost a stripe on hat for ribbon and frost the scarf. Cut
  • three holly leaves from fruit roll-up; place on hat ribbon. Top with
  • tiny tarts for berries. Position red candy coin for nose; add black
  • gumdrops for eyes and buttons. Add licorice bites for mouth. Yield:
  • 16-20 servings plus 12 cupcakes.