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    ROD 9/23/2006 Piano Player Day Piano Cake

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    Recipe Introduction

    The piano was invented by Bartholomew Christopher in Florence, Italy sometime around 1700 - and was originally called a "harpsichord that plays soft and loud." It was a keyboard instrument that produced a stronger sound than the clavichord and allowed for more artistic expression than the harpsichord or the organ. Today we celebrate the most popular instrument in the whole world - plus more than 20 million people who are pianists. This includes all of us who can only play chopsticks!

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    ROD 9/23/2006 Piano Player Day Piano Cake

    Piano Cake

    White and dark chocolate bars are "key" to decorating this piano cake baked from an easy mix.

    1 box Betty Crocker® Super Moist® cake mix (any flavor)
    Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
    Tray or cardboard, 15 x 12 inches, covered
    2 bars (3.5 oz each) white chocolate candy
    1 bar (1.55 oz) milk chocolate candy
    1 container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting


    1 . Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening (do not use cooking spray); lightly flour.

    2 . Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Pour into pan. Bake as directed on box. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

    3 . Use serrated knife to cut cake as shown in diagram (for piano bench, cut 4 1/2x1 1/2-inch piece; cut horizontally in half to make bench lower than piano, if desired). On tray, place cake. Cover; freeze 1 hour or until firm.

    4 . Cut one bar white chocolate into 1 3/4x1/2-inch strips. From remaining bar, cut 2 1/2x1 1/2-inch piece for music. Cut milk chocolate into 1x3/8-inch pieces.

    5 . Place about 2 tablespoons frosting in small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Place white and milk chocolate pieces on cake for piano keys. Cut off tiny corner of bag with frosting; pipe frosting notes on white chocolate "music." Place above keys. Store loosely covered at room temperature.




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