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Birdhouse Cake
Birdhouse Cake

Birdhouse Cake

1 Hr(s) 35 Min(s) (incl. cooling)
30 Min(s) Prep
1 Hr(s) 5 Min(s) Cook
This delicious, adorable coconut-topped cake comes together in no time with our easy instructions.
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar
yellow, red and blue food colorings
decorations: 1 large flat gumdrop candy, 3 small assorted candies
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1
Cover bottom of 13x9-inch pan with waxed paper; spray bottom and sides of pan with cooking spray. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; blend in dry pudding mix. Pour into prepared pan. Bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch cake. Cool cake in pan 10 min.; invert onto wire rack. Remove pan and waxed paper; cool cake completely.
2
Cut cake as shown in diagram 1. Arrange on tray or large platter as shown in diagram 2 and 3, turning piece B onto its side so it is higher than piece A, and placing pieces C and D over pieces E and F to form raised peak of roof, trimming corners of C and D where they meet at peak.
3
Beat butter, milk and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating after each addition until well blended. Reserve 1/4 cup frosting; frost cake with remaining frosting.
4
Sprinkle 1/2 cup coconut onto center of birdhouse. Tint 1/2 cup of the remaining coconut with a few drops of yellow food coloring; sprinkle over bottom edge of house. Tint remaining coconut with few drops of red and blue food colorings; sprinkle over roof. Tint reserved frosting as desired; pipe onto cake to make bird. Add decorations to resemble photo.
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Size Wise
This cake serves 16 so it's a great dessert to feed a crowd at your next party or gathering.
Nutrition
Calories
380
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
19%
Saturated Fat 11g
55%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 280mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 59g
21%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 49g
98%
Protein 2g
4%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
120%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
Makes 16 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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