Tortie the Turtle Cake © 1959
The Turtle's a retiring guy.
He hides his head because he's shy.
Make him with cake and coconut flakes.
Follow the pictures - that's all it takes!
1. Preparing a yellow (or your favorite flavor) cake mix. Half-fill four cupcake liners. Pour remaining batter into greased and floured 2 1/2-quart round oven-proof bowl.
2. Bake cupcakes 20-25 minutes, bowl cake 50 minutes in moderate oven (350ºF). Cool. Invert bowl cake to make shell. Split two cupcakes and place cut-side down around shell for turtle's feet.
3. Frost other two cupcakes together and fasten on turtle. Swirl Sea Foam Frosting* over cake and sprinkle shell with green-tinted Baker's Angel Flake Coconut. Make eyes with gumdrops, mouth, tail and toes with licorice. Add a frilly paper-cup hat.
*What is "Sea Foam Frosting," and how do I make it?