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Skate Cake

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 15
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Glide through any birthday party with a mix-easy skate cake like this one! Containers of frosting and candies add final touches.
Updated Oct 11, 2022
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Frosting and Decorations

  • 1 1/2 tubs (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy 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. (See link below for diagram.) Tint 1/3 cup of the frosting with 3 drops green food color. Arrange pieces on foil-covered tray to form skate, 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    *For all chocolate and devil's food cake mixes, use only 1 cup of the water.
  • tip 2
    Ice skating, anyone? Just eliminate the wheels and brake, and you’ll slide through another great celebration.
  • tip 3
    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 Facts are not available for this recipe
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