Scared Silly

Scared Silly

Scared Silly


Makes 14 to 18 servings


5-1/2 cups cake batter, divided
1 (15X15-inch) cake board, covered, or large platter
1 container (16 ounces) white frosting
2 pretzel rods
2 gum-filled lollipops
2 miniature powdered sugar doughnuts
Assorted candies and decors


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2-quart ovenproof bowl and medium muffin pan. Pour 4 cups cake batter into prepared bowl; pour remaining batter into muffin pan (1/4 cup batter per muffin cup). Bake cake in bowl 1 hour and cupcakes about 20 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in pans. Loosen edges; invert onto wire racks and cool completely.
  2. Trim flat side of bowl cake and tops of 2 cupcakes. (Reserve remaining cupcakes for another use.) Place cake on prepared cake board.
  3. Tint frosting purple. Frost entire cake and cupcakes with purple frosting.
  4. Press pretzel rods into cake about 3 inches apart; press cupcakes into other ends of pretzel rods to create legs and feet of monster. Press lollipops into side of cake to create arms.
  5. Position doughnuts on monster for eyes; add assorted candies to create tongue, teeth and toes.

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