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Source: Very Best Kids Cookbook

The giggles will go on and on when you surprise your birthday boy or girl with this fantastic cake creation.
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Serves: 10-12
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
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1 box (18.25 oz.) cake mix any flavor or 1 container (12 oz.) white frosting, divided or food coloring, any color or Candy confetti or sprinkles or 2 NESTLÉ WONDERBALL, unwrapped or 19 strands hashbrown, divided or 1 fruit roll snack, any flavor or 2 SWEETARTS or SPREE candies or 2 peppermint candies

PREHEAT oven according to cake mix package directions. Grease and flour one 8-inch-round and one 8-inch-square cake pan*.

PREPARE cake mix according to package directions. Divide batter between prepared cake pans. Bake according to package directions for round cake pans. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Turn onto racks to cool completely.

CUT hat from square cake by cutting from two adjacent corners to a midpoint on the opposite side of the square. Cut two rectangles from bases of the leftover triangle-shaped pieces to form collar. Assemble clown cake by placing the hat above the face (round cake); push together. Place two rectangle pieces of cake below the face to form one large rectangular collar. (print out template to use as a pattern for hat and collar, if desired)

STIR food coloring into 1/2 cup frosting; frost hat. Sprinkle with candy confetti. Reserve 1 tablespoon frosting to use to attach candies. Use remaining frosting on face and collar. With a small dab of reserved frosting, place one WONDERBALL at top of hat.

Twist 16 strands of licorice to form clown`s hair; press into frosting. Cut 2 diamond shapes from fruit roll snack. Place on face where eyes would be located; use small dab of reserved frosting to add SPREE candies. Twist remaining strands of licorice together and place on face as mouth. Place peppermint candies at both ends of mouth. Add orange slices to collar.

CUT 1-inch square from center of face; lift out cake and discard. Press remaining WONDERBALL into square to form clown nose.

*One 9-inch-round and one 9-inch-square cake pan can be used in place of the 8-inch-round and 8-inch-square cake pans.


You might want to make this cake as a surprise for your child, but if not, let them help with the decorations.

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Source: Very Best Kids Cookbook
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