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Happy Birthday Balloon Cake

Happy Birthday Balloon Cake
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
Decorating a cake has never been easier than with Betty Crocker™ Cake Patterns, Decorating Tips and Decorating Icings!
Updated August 3, 2016



  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ cake mix (any flavor)
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Frosting and Decorations

  • 1 1/2 containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy or Whipped frosting (any white variety)
  • Betty Crocker™ Cake Patterns Trace & Decorate
  • Betty Crocker™ Decorating Tips variety pack
  • Betty Crocker™ Decorating Icings (white, red, green, purple, orange)


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 (8-inch) round pans with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2
    Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour batter evenly into pans. Bake as directed on box for 8-inch pans. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    Place 1 cake layer, bottom side up, on serving plate. Spread with 1/2 cup white frosting. Top with second cake layer, bottom side down. Spread frosting evenly on side and top of cake, smoothing surface flat. Set aside about 1 hour or until frosting is dry and firm.
  • 4
    Decorate cake as directed on Cake Patterns Trace & Decorate package, using the Happy Birthday Balloon template, Decorating Tips and Decorating Icings. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

  • To seal in crumbs on side, coat with a very thin layer of frosting, and wait a few minutes for it to seal. Then frost as directed.
  • Instead of greasing the pans, cut cooking parchment paper into 2 (8-inch) circles, and place one in bottom of each pan before pouring batter in. It will make removal from the pans easier.

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