The grass tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! Its serrated edges make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out.
boxes Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix boxes
Tray or cardboard covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy creamy white frosting
Brown gel food color
Yellow gel food color
large chocolate-covered candies
stick chewy chocolate licorice
roll Betty Crocker™ Fruit Roll-Ups® strawberry chewy fruit snack (from 5-oz box)
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottoms only of two 13x9-inch pans with baking spray with flour. Make and bake cake mixes as directed on boxes for 13x9-inch pans. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, cut out paper templates, using the photo showing template pieces as a guide. Place cooled cakes on work surface. Place templates over cakes as shown.
Cut cake around templates. (Discard cake pieces cut from around templates, or save for another use.) Arrange cake pieces on tray as shown. Freeze 1 hour for easier frosting.
Tint 1 container frosting light brown, using brown and yellow gels. Spread frosting over entire cake to seal in crumbs, using extra frosting to attach nose, ears and legs on cake.
Tint 1/2 container frosting dark brown, using brown and yellow gels. Using pastry bag fitted with grass icing tip (#233 or #133, depending on manufacturer), frost ears. Tint remaining container frosting light brown, using brown and yellow gels. Frost head, using grass tip. Create definition near eyebrows by applying additional frosting with grass tip.
Frost remainder of dog body, using remaining light brown frosting and grass tip. Place chocolate-covered candies on face for eyes and nose. Cut licorice in 8 thin strips, and place on feet to define paws. Cut fruit snack for collar and tag, and place at neck. Use gel, if desired, to make dog's initial on tag.
Don't worry if your puppy pieces don't exactly end up to be the right size or shape! Once you assemble and frost, it will look doggone darling!
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.