- 2 loaves (10-3/4 ounces each) frozen pound cake, thawed
- Yellow, green, orange and red gel food coloring
- 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
- M&M miniature baking bits
- 28 miniature marshmallows
- 28 pretzel sticks
- Cut each cake widthwise into seven 1-in. slices. Trim a diagonal slice from the long sides of each slice, angling slightly, leaving 1 in. wide at a short end.
- Use food coloring to tint the frosting. Carefully spread or pipe stripes on cake slices; top with miniature baking bits. For mallets, press a miniature marshmallow into one end of each pretzel stick. Yield: 14 cakes.
Reviews forXylophone Cakes
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