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Funfetti Cake

Part of me is procrastinating. I should be working on Thanksgiving recipes. Only one glitch; fresh turkeys haven't arrive at the market and mashgiach can't come until this afternoon. I love when the universe supports my decision to do anything but what I ought to be doing.

This past Shabbat was "Dream Shabbat", a menu requested by the undergrad students for their dinner at Hillel UW. In addition to challah, garlic bread, 4 cheese lasagna, Israeli salad and green beans. Talk about a dream, how easy is this? Keeping with the mostly Italian theme, I add "Lentil Soup with Escarole" for the heck of it. Always playing mom and spoiling the fun! That said, I do cave to making the Funfetti Cake.

My initial reaction to the email request is "What the heck it that?" A quick Google search reveals a Pillsbury cake mix; white cake with sprinkles. Thank G-d for Pillsbury being kosher! A little nervous as I don't do mixes very well, I buy 6 boxes and shrug. Baking the cake in 2 x 14" round cake pans, this is going to be a giant cake. I'm not sure I love the artificial scents permeating the air but it turns out light and fluffy.

I make my basic buttercream frosting using a whopping 8 pounds of powdered sugar and 2 pounds of butter. I end up using about 2/3 of it as I stack the layers and swirl the borders with a flourish. I have the Wilton spray on colors in the same colors as the sprinkles baked into the cake. Creating a cake of many colors, I top it all off with more sprinkles. The huge cake, as I move it, feels incredibly light. Expecting more weight, I lift with a heft that almost sends it flying across the kitchen.

Putting the cake on a cart, I wheel it out to the dessert table. It is fun, and I think it is what the kids asked for....but, I have my doubts; it's a mix! Judging from what was left in the kitchen on Sunday, the cake was a big hit. Everyone seems to know about Funfetti but me. Oh well, I still use a Walkman!

Kosher Status: Dairy
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Preparation Time: 01:00
Cooking Time: 00:30
Skill Level: 2 (1 Easy - 5 Hard)
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Funfetti cake mix by Pillsbury. I used 6 boxes for 2 x 14" layers.

Basic Confectioner's Sugar Frosting Recipe (see archives)

Wilton's Cake Spray on Colors



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