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    ROD RECIPES 1/4/2007 Clean Desk Day Computer Cake

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    Recipe Introduction

    Yes, it's time to clean off your desk. You never know what you might find!

    List of Ingredients

    ROD RECIPES 1/4/2007 Clean Desk Day Computer Cake

    Computer Cake

    2 packages Betty Crocker Supermoist cake mix (any flavor)
    Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix package
    2 tubs Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting or
    2 recipes Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (see Fabulous Frostings and Glazes chapter)
    7 drops blue food coloring
    Licorice candy in desired color
    Pastel mint candy


    1 Heat oven to 350. Grease bottoms only of 2 rectangular pans, 13 x 9 x 2 inches, with shortening. Make cake mixes as directed on package, using water, oil and eggs. Pour half the batter into
    each pan. Bake cakes as directed on package for 13 x 9-inch rectangle. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely,
    about 1 hour.

    2 Leave 1 cake layer whole for screen. Cut second cake layer as shown in diagram. Freeze cake pieces about 1 hour for easier frosting if desired. Reserve 3/4 cup frosting. Cover large flat tray
    or piece of cardboard with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Arrange cake pieces on tray to form computer as shown in diagram. Frost cake, attaching pieces with small amount of frosting.

    3 Drop 1 drop food color about 3 inches in from each corner of the screen area. Blend into frosting with spatula to within 1 inch
    of edges to make screen. Outline with licorice. Arrange mint candies on keyboard. Trim mouse to desired shape. Frost with 1/2 cup reserved frosting. Outline mouse keys with licorice.

    4 Place mouse next to keyboard. Tint remaining frosting with 3 drops blue food color. Place frosting in decorating bag with writing tip. Pipe desired message on screen. Pipe cord from mouse to
    keyboard. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

    High Altitude (3500 to 6500 feet): Make cake mix following high-altitude directions on package for 13 x 9-inch rectangle.

    24 TO 32 SERVINGS

    1 Serving: Calories 455 (Calories from Fat 190); Fat 21g (Saturated 10g); Cholesterol 55mg; Sodium 340mg; Carbohydrate 62g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 4g. % Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 8%.

    Tip: If you don't care for mints, you can use jelly beans or almonds to form keys on the keyboard.

    Cutting and Assembling Computer Cake

    Leave first layer whole for screen.

    Cut diagonal pieces from both sides of second cake layer to form keyboard; cut mouse.

    Arrange uncut cake layer above cut cake. Place mouse next to keyboard.




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