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Oh Toodles!

Contest Photo by: ambhyr
Madison, WI
Category: Animal & Character

Brief Description:

Toodles has the tools...to make a great birthday party - so we called him to join us at my oldest daughter's second birthday.

Ingredients:

Any basic yellow or white cake recipe works for this.
White frosting
red, yellow, blue food coloring
red sprinkles
piping bag
standard round cake pan
2 mini round cake pans/mini springform pans

Steps:

Mix the cake batter according to the recipe, ensure that it is enough for 1.5-2 standard round cakes. Split the batter between the pans, 1/2 in the large pan, 1/4 in each of the smaller ones. Bake the large pan according to the recipe, bake the smaller ones at the same temp, just for less time.

When cakes are done, cool thoroughly in the pans, then transfer to cooling rack to ensure no warm spots. Then transfer to edgeless cookie sheet and arrange small cakes to look like ears.

Mix batches of light blue (leave somewhat streaky), red (as dark as you can get, but it will take a lot of food coloring), and yellow frosting. Frost to match the appearance of toodles and garnish the red with red sprinkles.

Add your birthday message and candles.
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