*For all chocolate and devil's food cake mixes, use only 1 cup of the water.
Create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape. Or cover cardboard with foil or cooking parchment paper.
Here's an easy and fun cake-decorating trick: Use a small paintbrush to “paint” food color directly onto frosting.
Turn the leftover cake layer into a trifle! Cut leftover cake into 1-inch cubes, and layer them with prepared chocolate pudding and fresh strawberries in a large glass bowl. Top with whipped cream.