• 10 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

total:
40 mins
Servings:
10
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Artist's Palette

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  • Using a long serrated knife, trim rounded top of cake flat. Invert cake and place on a large flat tray or serving platter. Trim sides of cake to make a large jelly bean shape. Using a melon baller or cookie scoop, make a round, shallow indentation in top of cake for the palette's finger hole.

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  • Transfer 2 cups of the Creamy White Frosting to a medium bowl. Add Chocolate Butter Frosting; stir slightly to swirl frostings together. Spread swirled frosting over top and sides of cake. With some of the remaining white frosting, spoon 1 tablespoon frosting each into five or six small bowls or custard cups. Tint each portion a different color using food coloring (make sure to tint one portion black). Spoon black frosting into the hole, spreading the frosting inside the hole to cover the cut edges. Arrange each of the remaining colored frostings on top of cake, spreading each color slightly with the back of spoon. If desired, sprinkle with colored sugars.

  • For paintbrush, use scissors to cut fringe into one edge of fruit leather strip. Wrap strip around breadstick, about 1 inch from one end. Place on top of cake.

Nutrition Facts (Artist's Palette)

653 calories; total fat 34g; saturated fat 9g; polyunsaturated fat 8g; monounsaturated fat 13g; cholesterol 56mg; sodium 331mg; potassium 33mg; carbohydrates 88g; fiber 1g; sugar 71g; protein 3g; trans fatty acid 3g; vitamin a 30IU; vitamin c 3mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 33mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 50mg; iron 1mg.

Chocolate Butter Frosting

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  • In an extra-large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually beat in the 1/3 cup milk and the vanilla. Gradually beat in the remaining powdered sugar and cocoa powder until smooth. Beat in enough additional milk to reach spreading consistency. If desired, tint with food coloring. This frosts the tops and sides of two 8- or 9-inch cake layers. Makes 4 1/2 cups.

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Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Butter Frosting)

401 calories; total fat 12g; saturated fat 7g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 85mg; carbohydrates 76g; fiber 0g; protein 0g.

Creamy White Frosting

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat shortening, vanilla, and almond extract with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add about half of the powdered sugar, beating well. Beat in 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in the remaining powdered sugar and enough of the remaining milk to reach spreading consistency.

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Nutrition Facts (Creamy White Frosting)

298 calories; total fat 16g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 2mg; carbohydrates 38g; fiber 0g; protein 0g; trans fatty acid 2g.
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Reviews

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
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