You can easily make 3 (6″) cakes out of two boxed cake mixes. I filled the pan with about 1 1/2 cups of cake batter.
Level off two of the cakes, but leave the 3rd as is. Then stack them, frost them, and shave the top to have a bit more of a dome shape.
Cover the entire cake with frosting then cover in coconut. Reserve some of the coconut to toast and use for straw in a later step.
Cut a jelly bean in half, placed a toothpick in the back of each section, and place it on the cake for the chicken’s eyes. If you can’t find a jelly bean you can use milk duds, chocolate-covered peanuts or M&Ms.
Unwrap Starburst candies and warm them in your hand.
Cut one in the shape of a triangle for a beak. Press a toothpick into the back and stick the beak onto the cake.
Press a few of them together to make a rectangle. Use a cookie cutter or knife to shape into feet and a comb. (Watch my video to see how I did this) Use a toothpick to attach the comb and feet to the cake.
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Add a cup of coconut to a baking sheet and bake until coconut is golden. Watch carefully because when it starts to brown it can burn easily.
Add toasted coconut to the base of the cake to look like hay.