Since I love to cook and bake, everyone assumes I make all my cakes and frosting from scratch. Not true! Sometimes I will, but most of the time I take shortcuts so I can spend more time on the fun stuff — decorating! Pillsbury Moist Supreme cake mixes and ready-made frosting (Creamy Supreme) are always reliable. (I can’t say the same for some of my from-scratch cakes.)
Here are some of my recent creations using cake mixes. Let your imagination run wild! (Or check out Pinterest for more inspiration.)
The cupcake “shoes” were a huge hit at my daughter’s birthday party. Just bake regular cupcakes, frost them, and top with oblong-shaped cookies propped up with cigar-shaped cookies and “glued” together with dabs of frosting. Decorate in pairs, of course!
Any 10-year-old would be thrilled to get this birthday cake. Just bake a 13″x9″ cake and frost it after it’s cooled. Then use a piping bag & tip to outline a number. Fill with assorted candies.
Cheeseburgers, anyone? Just kidding — these are actually yellow cupcakes cut in half, filled with brownie or devil’s food cake circles and decorated with frosting and sesame seeds.
This was a school Cake Walk cake, but would also be a fun design for a birthday cake. Bake a round and a square cake and frost together, or bake a 13″ x 9″ cake and cut out the shape freehand. Garnish with gumballs.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: As a ShopRite Panel blogger, I received samples of Pillsbury Moist Supreme(r) cake mixes and Creamy Supreme(r) frosting for free.