I love baking….when it doesn’t have to look pretty. When I want something that looks pretty, I go to the experts. For example, when I want amazing decorated cookies, I use my friends business, A Couple of Squares. When I want cookies that taste delicious but don’t have to be all Martha perfect, I bake my own.
I simply don’t have the patience to make it look pretty. Basic cakes, pies, cookies, I’m all over, but anything that requires patience and skill….not so much. That’s why I laugh when people are impressed with this cake I make for my daughters whenever they have a pool party. It’s so ridiculously easy to make there is really no need to be impressed. But feel free to make and impress the people you know. You don’t have to tell them.
Pool Party Cake
2 cups boiling water
2 pkg (85g) of Jello Berry Blue
4 cups ice cubes
1 1/2 cup thawed low-fat Cool Whip
1 bag of round “lifesaver” shaped candy
Striped flat sour candy
Vanilla wafers (you’ll need one for a diving board)
Prepare cake batter and bake in a 13×9 inch pan as directed on package. Cool completely. Remove cake from pan; place on platter. Use serrated knife to cut and scoop out a shallow rectangle from centre of cake, leaving a 2-inch border on all sides and thin layer of cake on bottom. Reserve removed cake for snacking or other use.
Add boiling water to jelly powders in large bowl; stir 2 minutes, until completely dissolved. Add ice; stir until jelly begins to thicken. Remove any unmelted ice. Pour jelly into centre of cake. Refrigerate 4 hours or until jelly is firm.
Frost borders of cake with Cool Whip. Decorate with candy and teddy grahams creating an outdoor pool party. Claim your mom of the year award.