Ideas come from this 1957 Betty Crocker ad:
Merry-Go-Round Cakes: Use Betty Crocker White Cake Mix. Frost cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Frosting. Trim with animal crackers. Add candies.
Cake Cones: Use Devil's Food Cake Mix, filling flat-bottomed cones a scant 1/2 full. Trim with Fluffy White Frosting and candy sprinkles.
Snowballs:Betty Crocker Yellow Cake Mix makes these cupcakes. Frost with Betty Crocker Fluffy White Frosting. Roll in coconut.
Trix Cakes: Use Betty Crocker Cake Mix. Frost cupcakes with Fluffy White Frosting. Then dip in Trix, the gay fruit-colored cereal.
Close-up of Peach Surprise: Use Honey Spice Cake Mix, first placing in each of 14 custard cups, 1/2 tsp. butter, 1 tsp. brown sugar and 1 peach half.
Kissin' Cakes: Use Betty Crocker Peanut Delight Cake Mix and Peanut Creme Frosting Mix. Make candy nose and eyes, a cherry mouth.