Food Art: Earth Day Kix Cake
Earth day is Tuesday, April 22nd, and it’s a perfect opportunity to talk to your kids about why taking care of the earth is so important. Why not enjoy a little cake with your talk too?! This earth day cake is so fun to make, your kids will want to help you in the kitchen before you enjoy this cake together!
What You’ll Need
1 box of Betty Crocker white Super-Moist cake mix (plus ingredients to make as indicated on box)
1 can of Betty Crocker whipped fluffy white frosting
2 cups of Kix cereal
blue and green food coloring
How To Make It
1. Prepare cake mix as indicated on box. Divide your prepared cake mix into 2 bowls, pouring 2/3rds in 1 bowl and 1/3 in the other. Color the larger bowl of cake mix with blue food coloring. Stir until completely mixed. Color the smaller bowl of cake mix with green food coloring and stir until completely mixed.
2. Pour the blue cake mix into a 9-inch, round, well-greased pan. Spoon the green cake batter on top of the blue in an earth-like pattern. Bake the cake in the oven according to box directions. Remove from oven and cool completely.
3. Divide your can of frosting into 2 bowls – one with 2/3rds the amount of frosting, and 1 with 1/3. In the larger bowl, mix some blue food coloring with the frosting and stir until completely mixed. In the smaller bowl, mix some green food coloring with the frosting and stir until completely mixed.
4. Remove your cake from the pan once completely cooled and place on a plate. Frost the entire cake with the blue frosting.
5. Place some green frosting on top of the blue frosting to appear like an Earth.
6. Grab your Kix cereal and place the cereal all over the continents until completely covered.
Happy earth day!
Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of fun food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.