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Santa Hat Cake

A delicious and easy to make cake for the holidays. You can do this with one box mix, but you won't have the height.

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  • Servings: 10-12
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Ingredients

  • 2 Boxes Duncan HInes Moist Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 Coffee Mate Italian Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Canola Oil
  • 1 tsp. almond or cherry flavoring
  • 1 tsp. Wilton Butter Flavoring
  • 1 jar Apricot Preserves
  • 1 jar Orange Preseves
  • 2 Wilton Petal Cake Pans (or 9" round pans)
  • Strawberries
  • Small Marshmallows
  • Toothpicks
  • White Icing
  • Black Writing Icing (for eyes)
  • Red and Green Sprinkles

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Prepare cake pans by spraying with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat cake mixes, eggs, sour cream, creamer, oil, and flavorings until thoroughly blended.
  4. Pour half the batter in each prepared pan.
  5. Bake 1 hour, or until cake tests done.
  6. Freeze overnight for easier handling.
  7. Beat preserves with a mixer, set aside.
  8. Slice each cake into two layers. Fill with apricot/orange mixture, also topping the top of the cake. Using a pastry brush, glaze the sided of the cake.
  9. For the Santa Hats: Pipe white hat rim around each petal corner of the cake. Remove the stem on strawberry, place inside icing rim, pointed end up. Place a toothpick inside marshmallow and than into strawberry. Place in center of icing hat rim. Repeat until all hats are completed.
  10. For the Santa Elves: Remove stem, cut a small slice off the narrow end of the strawberry. Hull out a small piece of strawberry. Pipe white icing in, top with the cut piece of strawberry top. Add eyes and pipe a pom-pom on hat.
  11. Optional: With your hands, gently glaze the strawberries. Add marshmallows around the bottom and holiday colored sprinkles.

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Ups & Downs of Frosting

Ups & Downs of Frosting

When creating perfect ruffles for a beautiful Duncan Hines ruffle cake, you should begin with a lightly frosted cake. You'll also need a petal decorating tip and a pastry bag. Next, put the tip into the bag and fill it up with frosting. You can color your frosting with a colored gel paste. Once you're ready, hold the bag straight up and down with the narrow end of the tip facing you and the wider and facing the edge of the cake. Squeeze in an up-and-down, back-and-forth motion all the way up the side of the cake. When you've finished the first column of ruffles, move all the way around the cake until you end up with your own beautiful work of art. Enjoy!


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