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I’m excited to partner with Betty Crocker this month in spreading the word about their new online birthday party resource that provides a one-stop-shop for all your celebration needs! From decor, invitations, snacks, and of course the cake — the site was designed with parents’ input on how Betty can best help prepare for a child’s big day! Check it out HERE!

Betty Crocker is giving away a fabulous Big Top Circus Birthday Party Basket to one lucky Kara’s Party Ideas reader this week! Enter the giveaway HERE

Today I’m going to show you how to make a super adorable and easy Betty Crocker CIRCUS BIRTHDAY PARTY CAKE….

Big Top Circus Birthday Party Cake Tutorial

Items needed:

1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix (water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box)
Tray, platter or cardboard (15×12 inches), covered with paper and plastic food wrap or foil
2 containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy or Whipped vanilla or Whipped fluffy white frosting
Red gel food color
1 striped paper drinking straw
1 sheet colored card stock or paper

Step 1- Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13×9-inch pan. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (20)

Step 2- Place cake on tray or cardboard, with short sides of cake forming top and bottom of tent. Use serrated knife to cut 2 corner triangles off top of cake, going 5 inches down long sides of cake to form tent top.DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (19)

 Step 3- Use half of 1 container frosting to spread a thin coat on top of cake. Frost a second time with remaining frosting in container.

DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (17)

Step 4- Use red gel food color to color remaining container of frosting desired shade of red. Place red frosting in decorating bag fitted with star tip. Pipe a line of stars horizontally across cake to divide the top of the big top from the base.

DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (14) 

Step 5- Pipe stripes on cake starting on outer edges as shown, leaving a larger section of white in center of cake to accommodate number.

DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (13)

Step 6- Use remaining red frosting to pipe stripes on top of the big top, starting wide at the base and getting smaller as they meet at the top of the cake. Pipe desired number in center of cake.

DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (12)

DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (16)

Cut a 4-inch piece of the straw. Tape the long end of the paper triangle to the straw. Poke base of straw into top of the cake.

DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (11)

DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (8)

Betty Crocker has all the items needed to throw a fabulous Big Top Birthday Party! Check out their online birthday party resource center for FREE themed invitations, thank you tags, photo booth props and more!

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Download FREE Circus Party Invitations, Thank You tags and photo booth props at the new Betty Crocker online birthday party resource!

DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (3)

DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (4)

DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (5)

free circus animal birthday party photo booth props via KarasPartyIdeas.com

DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (7)

GIVEAWAY- WIN THIS ADORABLE BETTY CROCKER BIRTHDAY PARTY BASKET by entering the giveaway HERE!

DIY Circus Tent Birthday Party Cake! Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com for Betty Crocker (1)

This post is in partnership with General Mills | Betty Crocker. I received compensation and free products, but all opinions, ideas and photos are my very own.

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