1- Make Streamers. Heat oven to 350°. Grease bottoms only of 2 round pans, 8 or 9 x 1 1/2 inches, with shortening. Make cake mix as directed on package, using water, oil and egg whites. Pour into pans.
2- Bake 8-inch rounds 27 to 32 minutes, 9-inch rounds 23 to 28 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around side of pans to loosen cakes remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
3- Reserve 1/4 cup frosting for Party Blowers. Fill layers and frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting. Press sugar sequins and colored sugars into frosting on side and along outer edge of top of cake.
4- Tint reserved frosting with food color. Make Party Blowers. Place Party Blowers on top of cake with candy sticks toward center of cake. Unwrap streamers from spoon handles. Reshape into desired curl and place between Party Blowers and around base of cake. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
Unroll fruit snack roll and cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch strips with a knife and a straightedge. Roll each strip in a spiral around handle of wooden spoon. Store at room temperature at least 8 hours to set curl to make streamers.
To make each Party Blower, break candy stick in half. Cut a 4-inch piece from fruit snack roll. Place small amount of frosting 1/4 inch from broken end of 1 candy stick half. Wrap narrow end of piece of fruit roll over frosting. Pipe 2 rows of frosting stars over seam with decorating bag and star tip. Curl the end of the fruit roll to about 1 1/2 inches from star rows and secure with small amount of frosting if needed.
High Altitude (3500 to 6500 feet): Do not use 8-inch rounds. Make cake mix following high-altitude directions on package.
1 Serving: Calories 410 (Calories from Fat 160) Fat 18g (Saturated 8g) Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 310mg Carbohydrate 59g (Dietary Fiber 0g) Protein 3g. % Daily Value: Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 8% Iron 4%.
Betty's Tip: Chewy fruit snack rolls make great decorations like these streamers. You can also tie them into bows and ribbons for other cakes.
From "Betty Crocker's Ultimate Cake Mix Cookbook." Text Copyright 2004 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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