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Cotton Candy Peppermint Blast

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The fabulous Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Frosting Creations, mixed with a hint of peppermint flavored Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake makes a great combination at any event. The tie dye colors really pop when paired with the Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Frosting. Jazz it up by plating it on a "pillow" of cotton candy to intensify the effect!! It's a real BLAST of flavor!!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. Duncan Hines Signature French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 3 large egg
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon Peppermint extract
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cans Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Frosting Starter
  • 1 packet Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Cotton Candy Flavor Mix
  • 4 bright colors of food coloring
  • non stick baking spray

Baking Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray 3 mini cake release pans with non-stick spray.
  2. 2.Prepare cake batter as directed on package, adding the peppermint extract before blending.
  3. 3. Divide the batter into four separate small bowls.
  4. 4. Color the batter in each bowl with a few drops of food coloring . Mix to desired color
  5. 5. Drop dollops of each colored batter into the mini cake pans until they are ¾ full
  6. 6. Use a toothpick to swirl the batter a few times.
  7. 7.Bake according to instructions on box (I baked mine 30 minutes) and make sure a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
  8. 8. Cool completely, and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  9. 9. Pour 1 packet of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Cotton Candy Flavor Mix into 1 can of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Frosting Starter. Stir until evenly blended.
  10. 10. Cut each mini cake in half and frost with Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Frosting, using a pastry bag.
  11. 11. Plate on a pillow of cotton candy.

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Ghost Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes

Here's a simple tip for frighteningly good Halloween ghosts: Use the new Duncan Hines Decadent Black & White cupcake mix — because it includes white frosting and a piping bag! Just make the cupcakes and frosting according to the directions on the box. Fill the piping bag with frosting and push the tip into the center of the cupcake. Gently squeeze the bag, pulling it out and piping in a circular motion to make a cone. Use chocolate chips or chocolate frosting for the eyes and mouth.


Spliting cake layers

Spliting cake layers

I have found when I need to split one layer into two I use thread to cut through the cake. It is easier than trying to get them even using a knife. Once I get the thread even around the cake I cross the two ends and pull them crosswise which cuts the layer of cake into two pieces. You can also use dental floss but make sure it is not flavored as it sometimes will leave the taste behind on the cake.





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