1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sifted cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons double acting baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cup milk (1 cup minus 2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, unbeaten
Sift dry ingredients onto shortening. Add vanilla to milk. ad 2/3 of the liquid. Beat one minute (count 150 strokes per minute). Add remaining liquid and the eggs. Beat 2 minutes. Turn into deep 8-inch layer pans. Bake in moderate oven, 375o F., for 25 minutes. Frost top and sides with green coloured butter frosting. With scissors cut flower petals from marshmallows and cut gum drops for centres.