Happy Birthday Cell Phone Cake

Happy Birthday Cell Phone Cake

There's no need to put in a call to a baker for your teen girl's birthday. Ring in the big day with a clever homemade cake!

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard, 18x16 inches, covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
1 1/2
containers (1 lb each) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy creamy white frosting
Betty Crocker® pink gel food color
Decorating bag with tips
white candy-coated chewing gum squares
package (3.2 oz) marshmallow flowers
oval licorice candies
candy straw
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  2. Cut 1 1/4-inch strip from each long side of cake. Trim each corner of cake to round off, making cell phone shape. (Discard pieces trimmed from cake or reserve for another use.) Place cake on tray. Freeze 1 hour.
  3. Divide 1 container of white frosting in half (about 3/4 cup each). Stir food color into half of frosting to tint pink. Spread pink frosting over bottom half of cake. Spread white frosting over top half of cake.
  4. From 1/2 container of frosting, reserve about 2 tablespoons white frosting. Tint about 1/4 cup of the frosting pink. Onto center of white-frosted half of cake, spread some of the pink frosting in square shape for message screen. Place remaining pink frosting in decorating bag with writing tip. Pipe pink frosting along edge of white-frosted cake. Arrange gum on cake for number buttons; pipe on numbers with pink frosting.
  5. With reserved white frosting, pipe desired message on message screen. Add marshmallow flowers and licorice candies. Add candy straw for antenna. Store loosely covered.
Makes 15 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Instead of using a decorating bag and tip, place the frosting in a resealable food-storage plastic bag, cut a tiny hole in one corner and use to pipe the frosting. Use different bags for different colors.
Kitchen Tips
Look for paste or gel food color in cake decorating departments of craft stores.
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.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only))
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 2 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 320mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 54g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 37g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 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;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.