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“This was super simple to make and my 2 year old just loved it! Even the adults at the party were inpressed! For her spots and tounge, I used blue and pink airheads referred to as taffy in the directions.”
1hr 30mins
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs, to prepare cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk, to prepare cake mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) can vanilla frosting, plus
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • royal blue food coloring paste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour baking pan with vegetable cooking spray and flour. Prepare cake mixes according to package directions, replacing the water with buttermilk, and increase eggs to 4.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth top. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; about 32 to 35 minutes.
  4. Transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool for ten minutes.Invert and cool completely.
  5. Print the Blue's Cake Printable Templates,, and place the paper templates onto the cooled cakes. Cut out pieces using a small knife. Arrange cake pieces onto a serving platter or cardboard covered with foil.
  6. Divide 1/2 cup of frosting into two bowls.
  7. Tint one a dark blue and one a very dark royal blue.
  8. Transfer each color into a resealable bag.
  9. Spoon 1/4 cup of white frosting into a resealable bag.
  10. Tint the remaining frosting a light blue.
  11. Frost the entire cake with the light blue frosting using a small spatula.
  12. Heat the taffy in the microwave for a few seconds to soften. Roll out the blue taffy so that it’s 1/8 inch thick. Cut out Blue's spots from the taffy and place on top of the cake. Reheat and reroll scraps if necessary.
  13. For her tongue, cut pink taffy into shape and press the back of a knife down the center for the crease.
  14. Cut around Blue's eyes from Blue's face printable. Use a toothpick to mark the eyes' shape. Pipe or squeeze the frosting from the bags to fill in the eye areas, make the mouth, nose and pupils.

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