No birthday is complete without this colorful (and sweet) family of fish!
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ party rainbow chip cake mix (or any other flavor*)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
containers Betty Crocker™ Whipped vanilla frosting
Purple and pink food colors
Blue candy-coated chocolate candies
Gummy fruit candy slices
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottom and side of one 8-inch round cake pan with shortening or cooking spray. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
Make cake batter as directed on box. Fill 12 muffin cups about two-thirds full of batter. Pour remaining batter in cake pan. Bake as directed on box for 8-inch round and cupcakes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
In medium bowl, mix 1 container of frosting and enough purple food color to get desired color. In another medium bowl, mix remaining container of frosting and enough pink food color to get desired color.
On large rectangular serving plate, place cake layer, rounded side down. Remove liners from 2 cupcakes, and cut them in half. Spread a small amount of frosting on cut side of each cupcake half to keep them in place. Arrange cupcakes cut sides down as shown in diagram to create back and side fins, discarding extra cupcake half. Place 2 marshmallows on front of cake to create mouth and 3 marshmallows on top of fish to create top fin. Cut remaining marshmallow in half crosswise to create eye. Use small amount of frosting to "glue" a blue candy on for pupil; set aside.
Frost body for fish purple and fins and marshmallows pink. Use enough frosting on fins to shape cupcakes into desired fin shape. Place marshmallow eye on cake. Use remaining frosting and candies and cereal to decorate remaining cupcakes as desired.
Freeze the extra cupcakes unfrosted tightly wrapped up to 2 months. Loosen wrap, and thaw at room temperature 2 to 3 hours.
*For all chocolate and devil's food cake mixes, use only 1 cup water.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 4 1/2g,
- 4 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- 2 1/2g
- 2 1/2%
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.