Gift Box Wedding Cake Recipe

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  1. Place 1/3 cup poppy seeds in each of four small bowls; add the water called for in cake mix directions to each bowl. Soak for 1 hour.
  2. Prepare cake batters according to package directions, using poppy seed water. Bake in three greased and floured 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans and two 8-in. square pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Prepare pudding according to package directions; refrigerate.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Add the cream, vanilla and salt; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. (Frosting may need to be made in batches.) Add food coloring to 4-1/2 cups frosting.
  4. Cut a small hole in the corner of two plastic or pastry bags; insert #3 pastry tip in one bag and #5 pastry tip in the other. Place 1/2 cup white frosting in bag with #3 tip and 1/2 cup pink frosting in the other. Cover remaining frosting with a damp cloth until ready to use.
  5. Trim two 13-in. x 9-in. cakes into 12-in. x 8-in. rectangles as in Fig. 1a; level tops. Cut an 8-in. x 2-in. strip off each, leaving two pieces (A). Cut each strip in half, forming four 4-in. x 2-in. pieces. As in Fig. 1b, attach two 4-in. x 2-in. pieces together lengthwise with white frosting to form a 4-in. x 4-in. pieces (B); repeat with two remaining pieces and set aside.
  6. Trim remaining 13-in. x 9-in. cake into a 12-in. x 7-in. rectangle as in Fig. 2; level top. Cut cake in half to form two 7-in. x 6-in. pieces (C); set aside.
  7. Level tops of 8-in. square cakes.
  8. Each frosted layer of the cake consists of two cake pieces with a lemon pudding filling in between. Place one piece A on a covered board; spread with pudding to with 1/2 in. of edge. Place second piece A on top; set aside. Repeat filling procedure for remaining layers (pieces B, C and 8-in. squares) and place on covered boards.
  9. For bottom layer, frost piece A with 3-1/2 cups white frosting. If desired, attach a ribbon across the corners of piece A (as shown in photo).
  10. For second layer, frost 8-in. cake with 2-1/2 cups pink frosting. With prepared bag of white frosting, pipe a continuous string, curving up, down and around so strings never touch or cross on cake.
  11. For third layer, frost piece C with 2 cups white frosting. With prepared bag of pink frosting, pipe dots 1/2 in. apart over entire cake.
  12. Frost piece B with remaining pink frosting. Add bow on top.
  13. For bottom three layers, cut a 1/4-in. dowel into five pieces the height of each layer. Insert dowels 1 to 2 in. apart in center of each cake to support the next layer. Carefully stack layers on a serving platter, working from largest cake to smallest. Decorate with ribbon and silk flowers as desired. Remove dowels before cutting each layer. Yield: 50 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 507.75 Kcal (2126 kJ)
Calories from fat 82.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.21g 14%
Cholesterol 15.98mg 5%
Sodium 325.24mg 14%
Potassium 60.91mg 1%
Total Carbs 106.68g 36%
Sugars 87.3g 349%
Dietary Fiber 1.17g 5%
Protein 2.53g 5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Calcium 151.1mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 397.19 Kcal (1663 kJ)
Calories from fat 64.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.2g 14%
Cholesterol 12.5mg 5%
Sodium 254.42mg 14%
Potassium 47.64mg 1%
Total Carbs 83.45g 36%
Sugars 68.29g 349%
Dietary Fiber 0.91g 5%
Protein 1.98g 5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 7%
Calcium 118.2mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.7
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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