Monday, April 21, 2008

What to make Mom for Mother's Day?

Make your mom a special Mom's Day cake:

Teapot Birthday Cake
Prep time: 20 min.
Baking time: 50-60 min.
Decoration time: 45 min.
Difficulty: Challenging

What you'll need:
1 14-oz. bag M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies
2 16-oz. boxes pound cake mix
2 16-oz. cans vanilla frosting
Food coloring (yellow & orange)
1 12 x 12-inch piece blue poster board
1 lollipop
1 14-oz. bag M&M'S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies
2 one quart Pyrex bowls, greased and floured
Wire rack

What to do:

  • Set 1/2 cup of M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies aside.
  • Sort through remaining M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies, separating colors into small bowls, set aside for decorating teapot.
  • Prepare cake mixes according to package directions.
  • Fold reserved 1/2-cup of M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies into cake batter before transferring into prepared bowls.
  • Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.
    Using the template below, cut a spout and handle from the blue poster board, and then set aside.

Prepare the frostings:

  • Tint 3/4 cup of the vanilla frosting with green food coloring to the desired shade.
  • Place in a resealable plastic bag, snip the corner, and set aside.
  • Tint the remaining vanilla frosting yellow (with orange food coloring) and set aside.
  • Trim the tops of the cakes so they are level.
  • Place one cake layer—rounded side down—onto the cake platter, and spread it with the yellow frosting.
  • Then place the remaining cake layer—rounded side up—on top to create your own teapot.
  • Cover the cakes with the remaining yellow frosting, making it as smooth as possible.
  • Sort the blue M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies, and then place them in one continuous line around the bottom of the cake.
  • To make the lid, outline a 6-inch circle around the top of the cake with the green frosting, and fill it in.
  • Outline the circle’s edge with a continuous line of blue M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies.Press a lollipop into the top of the lid.
  • Decorate the sides of the teapot with flowers, made from pressing M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies into the frosting.
  • Pipe small green frosting leaves around the flowers.
  • Using the tip of a paring knife, cut a slit into the opposite sides of the teapot, and slip in the handle and spout.

Makes 10 servings. Enjoy

Template: click to enlarge and print

1 comment:

Priscilla said...

That looks like a neat cake for Mom! Your bread pudding in the below post looks good!!