Jerry Giraffe Cake © 1959
There are two nice things about Jerry Giraffe,
First - he's bound to make you laugh
With his long, long neck and little ear,
Then - wait until you taste him, dear!
1. Bake a 9-inch square cake. Cool. Cut off a 2 1/2-inch strip and divide it in half. Divide one of these halves for legs. Cut a 3 1/2x6-inch rectangle from remaining large piece for body.
2. Cut a one-inch strip from the rectangle for his tail. Use a triangle cut from the L-shaped piece for the ear. Place pieces as shown, making neck extra long with two pieces of cake.
3. Cover cake with Sea Foam Frosting*. Swirl toasted Baker's Angel Flake Coconut unevenly over Giraffe to make spots. For mouth, use a gumdrop strip - for his eye, a gumdrop. Make Jerry's tree from licorice and gumdrop leaves.
*What is "Sea Foam Frosting," and how do I make it?