Birdhouse Cake

95 18 servings, 1 piece (102 g) each
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18 servings, 1 piece (102 g) each

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  • Cover bottom of 13x9-inch pan with waxed paper; spray bottom and sides of pan with cooking spray. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; blend in dry pudding mix. Pour into prepared pan. Bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch cake. Cool cake in pan 10 min.; invert onto wire rack. Remove pan and waxed paper; cool cake completely.
  • Cut cake as shown in Diagram 1. Arrange on tray or large platter as shown in Diagrams 2 and 3 , turning piece B onto its side so it is higher than piece A, and placing pieces C and D over pieces E and F to form raised peak of roof, trimming corners of C and D where they meet at peak.
  • Beat butter, milk and vanilla with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in sugar until blended. Reserve 1/4 cup frosting; frost cake with remaining frosting.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup coconut onto centre of birdhouse. Tint 1/2 cup of the remaining coconut with a few drops yellow food colouring; sprinkle over bottom edge of house. Tint remaining coconut with a few drops each of the red and blue food colouring; sprinkle over roof. Tint reserved frosting as desired; pipe onto cake to resemble bird. Add decorations to resemble photo.


Prepare using your favourite flavour of cake mix.


Since this fun-to-make cake serves 18, it's a great dessert to feed a crowd at your next party or gathering.


  • 18 servings, 1 piece (102 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 18 servings, 1 piece (102 g) each
Calories 390
% Daily Value
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 340mg
Carbohydrate 62g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 48g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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