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It's a Jungle Cake

It's a Jungle Cake

Is your child an animal-lover? This is just the cake for a zoo, rain forest, or safari birthday party theme. Start with a frosted 9- by 13-inch cake, decorate with a handful of colorful candies, and get ready to sing "Happy Birthday."

Ingredients

  • Frosted 9- by 13-inch cake
  • Caramel Cow Tail
  • 2 (1 1/2-inch) Tootsie Rolls
  • Green Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Green Fruit Streamers
  • Banana Runts
  • Milk Duds
  • Midgees Tootsie Rolls
  • Yellow hard candy

Instructions

  1. Tree trunks: Stretch a caramel Cow Tail so that it is 11 inches long and set it on the left side of the cake for the coconut tree. Place two 1 1/2-inch Tootsie Rolls end to end on the right side for the banana tree.
  2. Leaves and fruit: Cut 3 green Fruit Roll-Ups into 1- by 4-inch pieces. Round the ends of 4 pieces to resemble banana leaves, and press a green Fruit Streamers strand atop each. Cut fringes into 6 more pieces for the coconut palm. Use the remaining Fruit Roll-Ups lengths to add a bush at the foot of the coconut tree. "Hang" a cluster of Banana Runts from the banana tree and a few Milk Duds coconuts from the palm.
  3. Monkeys: For each one, flatten a Midgees Tootsie Roll for the torso. Roll pieces of 2 or 3 more Midgees into small balls for the head and ears, and into thin ropes for a tail, arms, and legs. Place a Banana Runt in its hand.
  4. The sun: Place a yellow hard candy in the upper right corner.