PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round layers. Cool cakes in pans 15 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool cakes completely.
CUT cakes as shown in diagram. Discard cake trimmings or reserve for snacking. Place "face" piece on platter; frost with 1 cup Cool Whip.
BEAT dry pudding mix, sugar and milk with whisk 2 min. Arrange "hat" pieces near face as shown in diagram; frost with pudding mixture. Spoon remaining Cool Whip into resealable plastic bag. Cut piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe Cool Whip onto hat as shown in photograph.
CUT eye patch out of piece of sturdy coloured paper or cardboard. Cut 14-inch length from red licorice. Use to "attach" eye patch to cake. Use remaining red licorice to form mouth. Decorate cake with remaining ingredients as shown in photo. Keep refrigerated.
serving size = 1 piece (101 g)