How to make a building blocks cake

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If you're having a (building) block party, these cakes are the perfect way to inspire your little architect. Professional baker and author Liv Hansen for the Betty Crocker Kitchens shows us a unique way to make a fresh take off the old block.

How to make a building blocks cake

Prepare the building block cake shapes and frosting

  • In a small bowl for each color, tint 1 cup frosting red, 1 cup frosting yellow and 2/3 cup frosting blue with food colors. Leave remaining frosting white.
  • Using serrated knife, cut rounded dome from top of cake to make flat surface; place cake cut side down. Cut cake crosswise into thirds. Cut one of the thirds in half crosswise to make 2 squares. Place cake pieces on tray.
  • Crumb coat top and sides of 1 square cake with thin layer of blue frosting and 1 square cake with thin layer of white frosting. Crumb-coat 1 rectangular cake with thin layer of yellow frosting and 1 rectangular cake with thin layer of red frosting. Refrigerate or freeze 30 to 60 minutes until set.

Decorating the block cakes

  • Add final coat of frosting to each cake.
  • Frost 4 marshmallow halves with blue frosting; place in square design on blue cake. Frost 4 marshmallow halves with white frosting; place in square design on white cake. Frost 8 marshmallow halves with yellow frosting; place on yellow cake. Frost 8 marshmallow halves with red frosting; place on red cake.
  • Store loosely covered at room temperature.

 

The building block cakes recipe serves 12.

 

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  • Liv Hansen

    Liv Hansen Professional Baker and Author Liv Hansen is the author of three books, has appeared on the Today Show, Top 5 (Food Network), The View and Roker on the Road, and was a finalist on the Food Network Challenge: Haunted Gingerbread. more about this expert »

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