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Birth Announcement Cake

Kenneth Chen

Ingredients:

  • 6 blue or pink fruit chews (Jolly Rancher or Air Head)
  • 8 small light blue or pink jellybeans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Blue or red food coloring
  • 1 (9-inch) square cake
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate frosting
  • 1 cup blue or pink round candies (Sixlets) 

Tools:

  • A bread knife
  • Clean scissors
  • 2 freezer weight zip lock bags

Trimming the cake:

  1. Place the cake on a clean work surface. Use the bread knife to trim the top of the cake to make level.
  2. Place the cake cut side down on a serving platter.

Frosting the cake:

  1. Tint 1/4 cup of the vanilla frosting blue or pink with the food coloring. Spoon the tinted frosting into a zip lock bag.
  2. Spoon the chocolate frosting into a zip lock bag.
  3. Spread the remaining vanilla frosting on the top and sides of the cake and make smooth.
  4. Snip a small corner from the bag with the blue or pink frosting and pipe an outline on the top edge of the cake.

To complete the cake:

  1. Unwrap the fruit chews and microwave for no more than 3 seconds to soften. Press the 3 together and roll out to a 5-inch oval. Repeat with the remaining fruit chews.
  2. Cut out the 2 feet shapes. Arrange the fruit chew feet next to each other on the lower left of the cake.
  3. Cut 2 jellybeans in half crosswise to make the small toes. Add the jellybeans as the toes as pictured.
  4. Snip a small corner from the bag with the chocolate frosting and pipe the birth information next to the feet.
  5. Press the round candies close together all around the base of the cake.

Serves 12

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