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Wild Kratts Tortuga (turtle) Birthday Cake tutorial

Tortuga Cake Tutorial
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Do you remember my grandson's Wild Kratt's Jungle Birthday extravaganza?
 It was a fabulous birthday party filled with all kinds of amazing decorations, games and a super cool looking Tortuga cake!

My daughter Emily baked the main part of the cake in oven safe domed bowl so it would take on the shape of a turtle. Then she also made some cupcakes that would be the legs and head of the turtle. Simply remove the paper liners and frost.
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 Emily made a buttercream frosting and tinted part of it light green and the other dark green  and piped the dark for the definitions of the turtle shell. 
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He was one happy "Wild Kratt" :)
We took so many pictures of this birthday party I think I need to make a fun jungle theme photo book on Shutterfly with all these pics so he can remember this special birthday for years to come!
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Recipe
1 Pillsbury Devils food Cake mix 
1 box Jello Chocolate pudding
4 eggs
1 C sour cream
1/2 C water
1/2 C oil
Mix all ingredients well with a mixer until batter is smooth scraping down sides. 
Spray oven proof bowl with Pam
Bake at 350 for 28-30 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.

Butter Cream Frosting
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 Cup softened Butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream 
or you can sub out one of the tablespoons cream with 
1 Tablespoon Orange Juice
1 tsp shredded orange peel if desired

Beat until soft and creamy add food coloring to make desired colors.
Frost and then pipe the details.

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Cal-Man was one happy Wild Kratt with this awesome cake!! 

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