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Retro Smiley Face Cake

Servings: 10-12
Frost this retro cake bright yellow, add a licorice smile, and your party guests will be feeling groovy.

2 baked 8 or 9-inch round cakes, (flavor of your choice)
5 to 6 cups yellow frosting (white or vanilla ready-made frosting)
Black shoestring licorice
2 chocolate mint candy patties
Yellow Food Coloring (paste or liquid)

Bake the cakes following the cake box instructions for 8 or 9-inch round cakes. Let cakes cool completely.
Layer and frost the cakes. Make the sunglasses out of two mint patties and licorice, then add a big licorice smile.

TIP: For vibrant yellow colored icing, use yellow paste food coloring (which is available at party-supply stores, or can be purchased at cake and bakery supply stores) to mix in with the ready-made white or vanilla frosting. Keep in mind that a little paste gives a lot of color.

Makes 10-12 servings.

Date: August 2, 2003