Skate Cake

Glide through any birthday party with a mix-easy skate cake like this one! Containers of frosting and candies add final touches.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ cake mix (any flavor*)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard (18x15 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil

Frosting and Decorations

1 1/2
containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy or Whipped vanilla frosting
Green food color
Yellow food color
1
roll Betty Crocker™ Fruit Roll-Ups® strawberry chewy fruit snack rolls
4
fudge-striped cookies with chocolate-covered bottoms
1
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker™ brown or black decorating gel
8
ring-shaped hard candies
  • 1 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 side of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze 30 to 60 minutes or until firm.
  • 2 Cut cake as shown in diagram. Tint 1/3 cup of the frosting with 3 drops green food color. Arrange pieces on foil-covered tray to form skate as shown in diagram, trimming pieces to fit. Attach pieces of cake with frosting. Frost with a thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Frost entire cake.
  • 3 Outline inner throat and tongue of skate with toothpick. Tint 2 tablespoons white frosting with 2 drops yellow food color; frost inner throat. Frost tongue and back of throat with green frosting. Use fruit snack to form brake, strap and back of throat. Make 4 slits in bottom edge of blade, and insert cookies for wheels. Outline skate and blade with decorating gel. Use ring candies for eyelets and wheel axles. Cut 1/4-inch-wide strips of fruit snack and use for laces. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

*For all chocolate and devil's food cake mixes, use only 1 cup of the water.

Ice skating, anyone? Just eliminate the wheels and brake, and you’ll slide through another great celebration.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
37g
37%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
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; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.