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Make this hot tub cake and live vicariously through your kids' dolls

How cute is this hot tub cake?

After a fun-filled wintry day of playing in the snow, it's time for a relaxing soak in a hot tub. Don't have one? Make one of your own using cake and Kit Kat bars. True, you won't fit into it — but your kids' dolls will.

Here's how to create this humdinger. Don't worry — it couldn't be simpler and you can totally pull it off.

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Hot tub cake recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 9 Kit Kat candy bars broken into 36 segments
  • 2 (16 ounce) containers blue frosting (or vanilla frosting tinted with blue food coloring)
  • 20 inches black ribbon
  • 3 Barbie dolls, legs removed

Directions:

Bake two round cakes following the directions on the box. Once the cakes have been baked and cooled, you can start assembling.

1. Place a dollop of frosting on your base, which can be a cake board or a cake stand.

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2. Place the first layer of cake on the base and frost the top.

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3. Place the second layer of cake on top of the frosted layer.

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4. Frost the sides, making sure that there is enough frosting to hold the Kit Kats in place but not so much that it squishes out when the candies are placed.

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5. Place the Kit Kat bar segments around the cake vertically (like you're building a fence).

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6. Tie a ribbon around the Kit Kats to help keep them in place.

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7. Using a piping bag, pipe frosting over the top of the cake.

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7. Using an offset spatula, spread the frosting roughly so it resembles water.

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8. After removing the legs from the dolls, press them into the cake, taking care not to place them too close to the edge of the cake.

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9. Use the offset spatula to fix the frosting around the dolls.

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Watch the video to learn more about this cake.

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