1 Box of any Cake Mix
Ingredients called for on Cake Mix Box
6 1/2 cups vanilla or buttercream icing
1 Tube Cake Mate® Icing in Black
1 Package Cake Mate® Musical Candle
STEP 1 Prepare cake mix according to the box instructions.
STEP 2 Using 8-inch pans, bake 2 cake layers following the directions on the cake mix box.
STEP 3 Let cake layers cool completely.
STEP 4 Assemble the 2-layer cake using the vanilla icing between the layers and to cover the outside of the cake.
EXPERT TIP: Apply a thin layer of icing to crumb coat your cake before finishing the outer icing coat. Chill cake between crumb coat and finishing coat.
STEP 5 Using Cake Mate® Icing in Black, attach tip #5 to pipe the lines for the music notes to sit on around the sides of the cake.
STEP 6 Using Cake Mate® Decorating Icing in Red, attach tip#5 to pipe 4 music notes around the sides of the cake allowing space between for the 3 remaining colors.
STEP 7 Using Cake Mate® Decorating Icing in Blue, repeat STEP 6 allowing space between for the 2 remaining colors.
STEP 8 Using Cake Mate® Decorating Icing in Pink, repeat STEP 7 allowing space between for the 1 remaining color.
STEP 9 Using Cake Mate® Decorating Icing in Green, repeat STEP 8.
EXPERT TIP: Lightly mark the sides of the cake with a toothpick to mark the placement of each music note.
STEP 10 Top your cake with Cake Mate® Musical Candle and a “Happy Birthday” message.
EXPERT TIP: Practice writing your message on wax paper before piping on the cake.
Celebrate & Enjoy!