Nestle Wonderball Clown Cake
Contributed by: NAPSA
Make A Memorable Children's Birthday Bash
(NAPSA) - Creating a great birthday party for your youngsters can seem more like child's play if you dig deep into your inner child. Here are some hints that may help.
Theme: Does the birthday child have a favorite television or movie character, singer or
musical group? Play videos that include favorite actors or singers throughout the party. Have a
movie "screening" complete with popcorn and other movie treats. Ask a local coach or school
athlete to offer basic instruction in basketball free throws or soccer goal kicks.
Games: The theme of the party can be incorporated into games the kids play. For example,
hot potato becomes "burning basketball." If the theme is music, make up your own version of
"name that tune." Create a fun quiz game with interesting facts from a book, TV show or
Cake: If the theme is springtime, decorate a plain cake with edible flowers and use
mini-pretzels for butterfly wings with shoestring licorice for antennae. If the theme is tennis or
baseball try an unwrapped and frosted Nestle¨ Wonderballª next to a toy tennis
racket or baseball bat on top of the cake. Nestle Wonderball features the "very best" Nestle
chocolate molded into a hollow ball.
Inside are chewy SPREE¨ or tangy SweeTARTS¨ candies in the shapes of
characters from Pokemon and such favorite Disney films as 101 Dalmations, A Bug's Life and
The Lion King. It can give the cake decorating an exciting three dimensional look. Here's a great recipe for a Wonderball Clown Cake.
- 1 box (18.25 oz.) cake mix
- 1 container (12 oz.) white frosting, divided
- food coloring, any color
- candy confetti or sprinkles
- 2 Nestle Wonderballs, unwrapped
- 19 strands red shoestring licorice, divided
- 1 fruit roll snack, any flavor
- 2 SPREE or SweeTARTS candies
- 2 peppermint candies
- 6 to 8 candy orange, lemon or lime slices
PREHEAT oven according to cake mix package directions. Grease and flour one 8-inch-round
and one 8-inch-square cake pan*.
PREPARE cake mix according to package directions. Divide batter between prepared cake
Bake according to package directions for round cake pans. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for
10 minutes. Turn onto racks to cool completely.
CUT hat from square cake by cutting from two adjacent corners to a midpoint on the
opposite side of the square. Cut two rectangles from bases of the leftover triangle-shaped pieces
to form collar. Assemble clown cake by placing the hat above the face (round cake); push
together. Place two rectangle pieces of cake below the face to form one large rectangular collar.
STIR food coloring into 1/2 cup frosting; frost hat. Sprinkle with candy confetti. Reserve 1
tablespoon frosting to use to attach candies. Use remaining frosting on face and collar. With a
small dab of reserved frosting, place one Wonderball at top of hat. Twist 16 strands of licorice to
form clown's hair; press into frosting. Cut 2 diamond shapes from fruit roll snack. Place on face
where eyes would be located; use small dab of reserved frosting to add SPREE or SweeTARTS
candies. Twist remaining strands of licorice together and place on face to form mouth. Place
peppermint candies at both ends of mouth. Add orange slices to collar.
CUT 1-inch square from center of face; lift out cake and discard. Press remaining Wonderball
into square to form clown nose.
* One 9-inch-round and one 9-inch-square cake pan can be used in place of the 8-inch-round
and 8-inch-square cake pans.
They extend the fun and don't have to be expensive, consider cookies, crayons, pencils,
bubbles or Nestle Wonderball.
"It's important to keep the focus of the party on kids and their interests," says Tricia Bowles,
manager, Public Relations, Nestle Confections and Snacks. "That's why Nestle Wonderball is such
a popular favor, because it features candy characters from such Disney films as Toy Story,
Hercules and Aladdin plus, inside each Wonderball box is a special prize such as a colorful
collectible sticker, hologram or tattoo."
Serving Size: Makes 10 to 12 servings