Adorable Balloon Cake
Give a cute surprise to your little one on his/her birthday with this adorable balloon cake.
Ingredients for Balloon Cake
Recipe Classic White Cake or 1 package 2-layer-size white cake mix
Recipe Creamy White Frosting or two 16-ounce cans vanilla frosting
Sky blue paste food coloring
Desired paste food colorings
Red or black shoestring licorice
Prepare, bake, and cool White Cake as directed for 8- or 9-inch round layers.
Transfer 1 cup of the Creamy White Frosting to a small bowl; set aside. Tint the remaining frosting a light sky blue. Place one cake layer, bottom side up, on a serving plate. Spread top with sky blue frosting. Top with second cake layer, bottom side down. Spread top and sides of cake with sky blue frosting.
Divide the remaining 1 cup white frosting among four or five small bowls or custard cups. Tint each bowl of frosting a different color using desired food colorings. Spread each color onto a few vanilla wafers. Arrange vanilla wafers on top of cake to form a cluster of balloons and/or individual balloons. Insert a piece of shoestring licorice underneath each cookie to resemble a balloon string; bunch strings in a cluster at base. If desired, tie a piece of licorice into a bow and place at base. Sprinkle top of cake with nonpareils to resemble clouds.