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Giraffe Cake Pattern

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  • 1 yellow cake box mix
  • 1 chocolate cake box mix


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix both cake mixes according to the directions on the box (in separate bowls).
  • Grease 2 (or 4 if you have them) 8 inch round cake pans.
  • Pour one cup yellow batter into the center of the pan.
  • Pour one cup chocolate batter into the center of the pan, on top of the yellow batter. The yellow batter should spread slightly so you have rings.
  • Repeat until the pan is filled ½ of the way with batter.
  • Repeat process with each additional pan.
  • Bake the cakes, let them cool slightly, then flip out of the pan and cool completely.
  • After the cakes have completely cooled, move on to the decorating.


Tips – Baking at 300 degrees for a longer period of time makes it so your center of your cake doesn’t rise as fast so you
will have less cake to cut off the top to make your layers level.
-Use parchment paper in the bottom of your pan for easier removal of cake.
-Use a cake board the size of your cake to make it easier to move cake from your work surface to the fridge. Some cake
stands are too tall to fit your cake and stand in the fridge while you're decorating it.
-Use a large ice cream scoop to add your cake batter to the pans.