Blue's Clues Kids Cake!

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 18
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 4
    eggs, to prepare cake mix
  • 1
    cup buttermilk, to prepare cake mix
  • 1
    (16 ounce) can vanilla frosting, plus
  • 1
    cup vanilla frosting
  • royal blue food coloring paste
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour baking pan with vegetable cooking spray and flour. Prepare cake mixes according to package directions, replacing the water with buttermilk, and increase eggs to 4.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth top. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; about 32 to 35 minutes.
  • Transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool for ten minutes.Invert and cool completely.
  • Print the Blue's Cake Printable Templates, www.nickjr.com/food/character_food/blues_clues_recipes/blue_cake_templates.jhtml, and place the paper templates onto the cooled cakes. Cut out pieces using a small knife. Arrange cake pieces onto a serving platter or cardboard covered with foil.
  • Divide 1/2 cup of frosting into two bowls.
  • Tint one a dark blue and one a very dark royal blue.
  • Transfer each color into a resealable bag.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup of white frosting into a resealable bag.
  • Tint the remaining frosting a light blue.
  • Frost the entire cake with the light blue frosting using a small spatula.
  • Heat the taffy in the microwave for a few seconds to soften. Roll out the blue taffy so that it’s 1/8 inch thick. Cut out Blue's spots from the taffy and place on top of the cake. Reheat and reroll scraps if necessary.
  • For her tongue, cut pink taffy into shape and press the back of a knife down the center for the crease.
  • Cut around Blue's eyes from Blue's face printable. Use a toothpick to mark the eyes' shape. Pipe or squeeze the frosting from the bags to fill in the eye areas, make the mouth, nose and pupils.
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