How To Make a Flip Flop Birthday Cake with Betty Crocker
Celebrate summer with a pair of colorful flip-flop cakes.
1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard, covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
2 containers Betty Crocker® Whipped vanilla frosting
Betty Crocker® assorted gel food colors
About 40 small round candy-coated fruit-flavored chewy candies
1 roll Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot® chewy fruit snack (from 4.5-oz box)
2 edible pansy or silk daisy flowers
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray bottom and sides of 13×9-inch pan. Make and bake cake as directed on box for 13×9-inch pan. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Refrigerate or freeze cake 1 hour or until firm.
In small bowl, mix 1 container frosting with food color to make desired color for sides of flip-flops. Reserve 1/3 cup frosting from second container. In small bowl, stir second food color into 1 cup of the remaining frosting to make desired color for top of flip-flops.
Using serrated knife, cut rounded top off cake to level surface; place cut side down. Cut cake lengthwise in half. Continue cutting each piece to form flip-flop shape as shown in diagram. Place pieces on tray. Spread a thin layer of frosting for “sides” over each entire flip-flop to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Frost sides of flip-flops with the same remaining frosting. Frost tops of flip-flops with second color frosting.
Tint remaining 1/3 cup frosting with food color. To pipe frosting around top edge of flip-flops, spoon tinted frosting into small resealable food-storage plastic freezer bag and cut small tip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Pipe zigzag design. Place small candies around side edge of each flip-flop to look like jewels. Cut two 6-inch pieces from fruit roll; cut pieces lengthwise in half. Arrange on flip-flops for straps. Just before serving, top with flowers. Store loosely covered.