Tasty Thursday

Make this holiday season extra fun with a themed cake from Easy Christmas Cut-Up Cakes for Kids by Melissa Barlow.

Candy Cane
Pans: 1 (8-inch) round pan
   1 (8-inch) square pan

1 white cake mix 
White frosting 
Fruit by the Foot and red licorice ropes or red M&Ms

1. Make cake mix according to package directions. Evenly divide the batter between both pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 27 to 32 minutes and then carefully remove from oven. Cool cake in pans for 10 minutes, and then invert and cool completely on a wire rack.

2. Cut the cakes according to the diagram below. 

3. On a large serving platter or foil-wrapped board, stack the two round halves on top of each other to create a two-layer cake, frosting between the layers. Stack the two long strips together with frosting in between. Position the strip to make the long part of the candy cane. Stack two of the smaller squares to finish off the “hook.” You can eat or throw away the unused piece. 

4. Frost the entire cake smoothly with white frosting. Press the Fruit by the Foot and licorice or red M&Ms on the candy cane to create the stripes.  

Serves 10 to 12

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