Butterfly Birthday Cake
1 package cake mix (any flavor)
Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix package
Tray, cutting board or cardboard, covered, if desired
2 tubs fluffy white ready-to-spread frosting
Assorted candies, such as jelly beans (cut in half), pastel mints,
miniature jawbreakers, cherry rock candy
Fruit by the Foot chewy fruit snack rolls, (any flavor)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottoms only of 2 round pans, 8x1
1/2 or 9x1 1/2 inches. Make cake mix as directed on package, using
water, oil and eggs. Pour into pans.
Bake as directed on package or until toothpick inserted in center
comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack.
Cool completely, about 1 hour. Wrap and freeze 1 layer for future
Cut cake in half; cut a notch on each cut side, slightly below
center, to form wings as shown in diagram. Freeze pieces uncovered
about 1 hour for easier frosting if desired. To make butterfly,
arrange 2 wings on tray; use 2 of the leftover notched pieces to
form the body, trimming if necessary. Frost cake, attaching pieces
with small amount of frosting.
Sprinkle with colored sugars. Outline wings and body with decorating
gel. Decorate wings with assorted candies as desired. Roll fruit
snack to make antennae. Store loosely covered.
Makes 12 servings