Stencil Birthday Cake

Stencil Birthday Cake

Decorating with stencils is kids’ play. So what are you waiting for, Dad?

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1 1/2
containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy or Whipped frosting (any flavor)
Flower stencil
Betty Crocker® colored sugars, as desired
Betty Crocker® assorted gel food colors, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for two 8-inch or 9-inch rounds.
  2. Reserve 1/4 cup of the frosting. Place 1 cake layer, rounded side down, on serving plate. Spread with about 1/3 cup frosting. Place other layer, rounded side up, on top. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting.
  3. Position stencil on top of cake. Sprinkle colored sugars over stencil, being careful not to mix colors or get sugar on other areas of cake surface; remove stencil. Tint reserved 1/4 cup frosting with 2 drops of desired food color. Place frosting in decorating bag with writing tip #4. Pipe desired message on cake. Pipe design on edge of plate if desired.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Make your own stencil using lightweight cardboard, or purchase a stencil at a craft store.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 2 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 290mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 51g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 35g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 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.