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Circus Animal Cookie Cake
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Circus Animal Cookie Cake

Circus Animal Cookie Cake is a fun way to bake with those yummy pink and white sugar cookies. This makes a unique and tasty birthday cake or just a treat when you feel like doing a little baking.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Author: Jill



  • 2 boxes of funfetti cake mix
  • 6 large egg
  • 2 C water
  • 1 C Canola oil
  • 3 9 inch round cake pans
  • 3 10 inch round cake board
  • Pam baking spray

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 C unsalted butter softened
  • 5 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3-6 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Pink food coloring
  • 2 C funfetti sprinkles
  • 1 Bag of frosted animal cookies


  • Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray the 3 cake pans with pam baking spray
  • Combine all cake ingredients into a standing mixer or large mixing bowl and beat until combined
  • Divide the batter between the 3 pans and bake in the oven for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow to cool completely before moving onto the cake board
  • Using a cake leveler, remove the dome from the cakes to make even

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until combined, smooth and stiff with peaks
  • Scoop 2 1/2 C of frosting into one bowl and mix in a few drops of pink gel food coloring until combined
  • Scoop ½ C of frosting into the piping bag

Build The Cake

  • Using 1 cake layer on the cake board, scoop 1 C of pink frosting onto the top of the cake and spread evenly
  • Place the second layer of cake on top of the first layer of frosting.
  • Scoop another 1 C of pink frosting onto the second layer of cake and spread evenly.
  • Place the last layer of cake on top
  • Frost entire cake with the remaining white frosting
  • Take the angled spatula and blot dollops of pink frosting around the cake
  • Carefully smooth evenly to allow the pink frosting to blend into the white frosting
  • Scoop a handful of funfetti sprinkles onto the bottom of the cake
  • Pipe dollops of white frosting around the top
  • Sprinkle some sprinkles around the edge of the cake
  • Place animal cookies into the frosting
  • Cut and enjoy!