Scrapbook Cake
Recipe from Parents

If you love to scrapbook, you'll love decorating this cake. Use a variety of candies to make it yours. Then serve it at a scrapbooking party or birthday celebration.



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Servings: 12 to 14
Prep Time: 1 hr 30 mins
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Ingredients
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    1  18 1/4 ounce box 
    yellow cake mix
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    1  16  ounce can 
    plus 1 cup vanilla frosting
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    3   tablespoons 
    unsweetened cocoa powder
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    1/2  cup 
    canned chocolate frosting
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    red LifeSavers fruit chews plus one for each letter in child's name
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    large black gumdrop
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    yellow LifeSavers fruit chews
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    inch piece of strawberry Fruit by the Foot
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    edible candy bracelets
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    inch black string licorice laces, cut into six 3-inch pieces 1 tablespoon star confetti sprinkles
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    conversation hearts
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    large sweet tart hearts
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    lollipop, stick removed
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    candy ring
Special equipment:
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    Making Memories Maxicuts ZigZag scissors
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    Alphabet cookie cutters
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    Jelly-roll pan (15 x 10-inch)
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    3 x 3-1/2-inch color photo of birthday child

Directions
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Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 15 x10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; pour into pan and spread evenly. Bake 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer to wire rack and cool 10 minutes; invert and cool completely.
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Cut cooled cake in half crosswise. Trim each side to look like an open album by beveling bottom edge. Cover each half with vanilla frosting. Carefully transfer halves to cardboard, spacing them 1 inch apart. To make pages, dip tines of a fork into cocoa powder and press into sides of cake.
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To make base for photo, microwave unwrapped red fruit chews 5 seconds to soften. Roll out to form a 3-1/2-inch square; trim edges. Place on one cake half. Use 5 green fruit chews to form a smaller square; lay green square over red one. Place child's photo on top of green square. Trim the black gumdrop into 4 small triangles; place one on each corner of the photo. Use remaining green fruit chews to cut out letters of birthday child's name with alphabet cookie cutters or freehand. Place on other cake half.
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To make badge, soften yellow fruit chews, as above, roll out, and cut into a 1-1/2-inch circle. Trim Fruit by the Foot to look like a ribbon and place under the circle. Spoon chocolate frosting into a resealable bag and snip off a small corner. Pipe a caption under the photo, and pipe "1st Prize" on the yellow circle; pipe a border along top and bottom of cake.
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Pull apart 2 candy bracelets and pick out 12 candies of the same color. Place 6 on each cake, 1/2 inch from edge. Insert licorice pieces into candies to look like a ring binder. Place remaining candies and sprinkles around cake.
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