Here is a junior spectacular for such a world-shattering occasion as a child’s birthday party. It will answer the old problem of a suitable cake for a little boy. But it will be just as proper for a small sister — or even a pretty big one.
Anyone who loves jelly beans (doesn’t everyone?) will love it. And mothers will be particularly fond of it because it’s made from a mix.
1. Prepare cake mix as package label directs, using 4 eggs and amount of water specified on label. Bake in 4 (9-inch) layer-cake pans. Turn out; cool. Trim tops to make level.
2. Cut a 5-inch and a 3-inch circle from one of the cake layers. Set both circles aside.
3. Make frosting as package label directs.
4. On plate, put 3 (9-inch) layers together with 1/2 cup frosting between each layer.
5. Frost bottoms of 5-inch and 3-inch cake layers. Put layers together, 3-inch layer on top. Then center them on 9-inch layers.
6. Spread sides of 9-inch layers with frost-ing. With tines of fork, make wavy vertical lines in frosting around side of the cake.
7. Mound 4 cups of frosting on top of cake. With a metal spatula, sweep the frosting down to the edge of 9-inch layer, to resemble the top of a carousel. With the edge of a long spatula, make indentations around the top of the carousel at 2-inch intervals.