If you're worried this will be difficult, stop right now! We made things easier by using boxed cake mix and an aluminum nonstick starfish cake pan. The decadent peanut butter frosting paired with the pretty pearl add-ons make this cake as pretty as it is incredibly delicious!
For the cake:
For the frosting:
Mix the cake mix, eggs, water and oil together in a large mixing bowl.
Pour into a greased starfish cake pan (we used this one) and bake at 325 degrees F for about 32-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.
Remove from cake pan and place on a wire cooling rack to cool completely (can take up to an hour).
To make the frosting, mix the peanut butter and butter together. Add sugar, one cup at a time, beating with an electric mixer after each addition. Gradually stir in the cream.
Once frosting is made, carefully frost the cooled starfish with a flat knife.
Once frosted, add peanuts to the legs (to make the tentacles).
We used white icing gel and cupcake pearls to create the middle point of the starfish.
To give the starfish some texture, chop up some additional peanuts and sprinkle them on the rest of the cake. Once decorated, serve and enjoy!
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