assorted candies of your choice ( fruit by the foot fruit roll, m&m's, black licorice twists, caramels, plain chocolate bar, dark purple gum m i life saver, red-hot candy and gold candy coins)
Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely.
Cut two pieces from the lower edges of each cake, forming a pirate's head (save small pieces for another use).
For frosting, in a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla; beat until smooth.
Place one cake layer on a serving platter; top with 1/2 cup frosting; top with second cake layer. Frost top and sides with remaining frosting.
For pirate's bandanna, place Fruit Roll-Ups over top edge of cake. Tint coconut with black food coloring; sprinkle over chin for goatee. Decorate pirate's features with assorted candies. Yield: 10-12 servings.