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Betty Crocker Flip Flops Cake

 
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A pair of the cutest flip flop cakes you've ever seen. Great for a picnic, cook out or birthday party. Kids love them.

Yield

15

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

55

min

Ready

3

hrs

Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 package cake mix, white
*
3 ¾ cups powdered sugar
*
½ cup vegetable shortening
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½ cup butter
*
¼ cup milk
*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*
2 ounces m&m's
more or less as needed
*
1 ounce fruit roll
1 fruit-rollup
*
16 drops food coloring
variety of colors as needed
*

Directions

Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃) F or 325℉ (160℃) F if using a dark or nonstick pan. Grease and flour a 13x9 inch baking pan.

Prepare the cake according to directions on the box for a 13x9-inch pan.

Remove from oven and cool in pan for 15 minutes.

Run a knife around the sides of the pan to loosen the cake; carefully remove from pan to cooling rack. (I just put the wire rack on top of the cake, then carefully turn it upside down). Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Cut cooled cake in half lengthwise. Cut each piece in the shape of a flip-flop. Place both pieces on a foil-covered tray. Freeze both pieces uncovered for about 1 hour for easier frosting (this keeps them from crumbling)

How to make frosting

In a large bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and the meringue powder. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or using a handheld mixer and bowl, combine the shortening, butter, milk, and vanilla. Beat in sugar mixture.

In smaller bowls, mix 1 cup of frosting with the desired food color as needed.

Frost the sides of each flip-flop.

In another small bowl, mix 1 cup frosting with the second desired food color; frost top of each flip-flop.

Place small candies around the side edge of each flip-flop to look like jewels.

Decorate the top of each flip-flop with decorating icing.

Cut two 6-inch pieces from fruit roll; cut pieces in half lengthwise. Arrange on flip-flops for straps. Just before serving, top with flowers.

Store loosely covered.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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