idea for a St. Patrick's Day party - or anytime!
2 2/3 cups Baker's Angel Flake coconut
Green food coloring
3 baked 9-inch round cake layers, cooled
1 2/3 cups vanilla butter cream frosting (Bottom of page)
Green decorating icing
Tint coconut with green food coloring.
Leave 1 cake layer whole; cut 1-inch slice from remaining 2 cakes so that
cake fits along curve of whole cake.
Prepare vanilla butter cream frosting. Using small amount of frosting to hold
pieces together, arrange whole cake at top of serving tray. Place other 2 cakes
along lower edges of whole cake, fitting cut ends along curve. Place 2 small
slices between 2 layers as stem.
Frost cake with remaining frosting. Sprinkle with coconut. Using decorating
icing, outline the cake.
Makes 12 to 16 servings
***Vanilla Buttercream Frosting***
1 (16-oz) package powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter, softened
3 Tbsp. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
Beat sugar, margarine, milk and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed
until smooth. If frosting becomes too thick, beat in additional milk by
teaspoonfuls, until of spreadable consistency.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups frosting