Cowboy Boot Cake

Cowboy Boot Cake

Heal, toe, dosey doe! This cake knows how to kick up it’s heals and have a good time. Cut it out with our cut-and-trace template then get ready to boogie, birthday-style.

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard (18x15 inch), covered with foil or wrapping paper and plastic wrap
containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy or Whipped vanilla frosting
Red food color
Brown food color
roll Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot® chewy fruit snack, any red flavor (from 4.5-oz box)
tablespoon edible pearls
large yellow gumdrops
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze cake 30 minutes to 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Use serrated knife to cut boot shape from cake (as shown in diagram) saving cake scraps for another use. Place cake on serving plate or foil-covered tray.
  4. In medium bowl, mix 1 container frosting and red food color until desired shade. Spread thin layer of red frosting over cake to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Frost cake with remaining red frosting. In small bowl, mix 1/2 container frosting and brown food color. Frost sole of boot, heel and top of boot with brown frosting. With remaining frosting, pipe western design on boot (as shown in diagram). Decorate with edible pearls. Unroll fruit snack; cut to look like leather strap for pulling on boot. Place strap at top center of boot. On sugared surface, roll gumdrops with rolling pin to flatten. Cut shapes for strap and spur; place on boot.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
This cake can be made for a boy or girl just by changing the food color and designs.
To complete the boot look, toast some flaked coconut and scatter around the bottom of the boot.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 510
    • (Calories from Fat 210),
  • Total Fat 24g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 3 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 340mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 71g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 4 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;
    • 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.