Making an adorable cutout cake is easier than ever with this simple recipe!
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Neon pink liquid food color
Neon purple liquid food color
Tray or cardboard (15x12 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
pink pearlized small ball-shaped candy-coated chocolate candies
sticks pink rock candy, broken up into small pieces (1/4 cup)
tablespoons light pink decorator sugar crystals
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make and bake cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Place cake in freezer 30 minutes before cutting to reduce crumbs.
In large bowl, mix frosting with 7 drops pink food color and 3 drops purple food color. Reserve 1/4 cup of the frosting in small bowl.
Place cake top side up on tray or cardboard. Place crown diagram on cake; using serrated knife, cut crown shape from cake using diagram as a guide.
Frost with thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs. Freeze about 30 minutes to set frosting. Frost entire cake with remaining frosting.
Place pink ball-shaped candies in horizontal row 1 inch from base of crown. Sprinkle some of the rock candy in the inch between ball-shaped candies and base of crown. Place remaining rock candy on points of crown. Sprinkle cake with pink decorator sugar crystals.
Add 4 or 5 more drops purple food color to reserved 1/4 cup frosting. Place frosting in resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut off small corner of bag. Pipe frosting to make desired number on cake. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
Feel free to mix up the color of the crown using different amounts of purple and pink neon liquid food color. Or go with a completely different color altogether!
Need cutting help? Download the template.
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:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 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.
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