Slumber Party Cake

Recipe by GeeWhiz
READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 12-15
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Cake Mix
  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix, prepared according to package directions (*see note)
  • 3
    eggs (*see note)
  • 1
    cup water (*see note)
  • 13
    cup oil (*see note)
  • Decorations
  • 18
    teaspoon green food coloring, plus
  • 4
    drops green food coloring
  • 2
    (16 ounce) containers cream cheese frosting
  • 5
    Hostess Twinkies (see Note)
  • 5
    large marshmallows, flattened to 1-1/2 " x 2-inch
  • 5
    vanilla wafers or 5 chocolate wafers
  • assorted decorative icing or cake decorating gel
  • decorative candy sprinkles
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cake:
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and coat a 9" x 13" baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • *NOTE: Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions; I'm required to list the ingredients needed to prepare the mix (eggs water, and oil) but yours may be different.
  • Place 1 cup of the cake batter in a small bowl and stir in 1/8 teaspoon green food color; mix well.
  • Pour the remaining batter into the baking pan and drop the colored batter by spoonfuls into the batter in the baking pan and swirl with a knife to create a marbled effect.
  • Bake according to package directions; Cool completely then invert onto a serving platter.
  • Frosting:
  • In a medium bowl, combine one container of frosting with the remaining 4 drops green food color; mix well.
  • Lightly frost the entire cake with green frosting then heavily frost the top one-third of the cake lengthwise with the remaining green frosting.
  • Assembly:
  • Cut the Twinkies in half lengthwise and place the top halves on the lightly frosted cake section, slightly overlapping the heavily frosted section.
  • Frost the Twinkies and the bottom two-thirds and sides of the cake with the remaining container of cream cheese frosting to look like a blanket that covers the Twinkies (the "bodies").
  • Place a flattened marshmallow to look like a pillow above each Twinkie on the green frosted part of the cake.
  • Decorate the wafers with decorative icing to make hair, eyes, and mouths; Attach the decorated wafers to the marshmallow pillows with leftover frosting.
  • Using the decorative icing, make a ruffle around the edges of the blanket; Sprinkle the blanket with decorative sprinkles; serve.
  • (If making ahead of time, place toothpicks in the corners and lightly cover with plastic wrap until ready to serve.).
  • NOTE: Use more or fewer Twinkies on your cake, depending on how many "slumbering guests" will be attending your slumber party!
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