Sunday, April 3, 2011
EASY, BREEZY, YUMMY!
i've been wanting to make a post about our
since we made it for our cub scout cake sale!
this is one of my FAVORITE desserts to
make because it's so darn easy,
and only as limited as your own imagination!
no real need for a recipe cause it's so easy to do....
white cakes, any size or brand you'd like...
or if you're one of those 'stepford' women,
make it from scratch, lol!
remove them from their pans....
then trace the pans on some wax paper
and cut out two pieces to fit inside of each pan.
(this step is crucial because if you don't do it,
then when you get to the jello part, they
won't come out of the pan)
with a fork or a toothpick.
dissolve the one or two kinds of jello
you've selected into dishes with warm water.
(i've never measured this step and always had great
results, i'd guess it's about a cup or so)
then spoon over the cake and allow to dribble
into the holes....as much or as little as you like.
to chill in the fridge for at least a couple of hours...
when they're done, CAREFULLY remove
the first cake from the pan and place on the
decorating surface you plan to use...
you will usually use whipped topping for
your frosting (although i suppose you could
use frosting if you chose to) because the
combination of white cake, fruit and whipped
topping makes a FANTASTIC treat similar to a shortcake!
whipped topping. we didn't do it this time,
but feel free to throw some of your
delicious fruit choice on top of this first layer
so that it's right inside your cake!
then put your top layer on and frost that too!
but it was FOR SURE the first to go!
now let's use our imaginations.....
*red and blue jello with strawberries or raspberries and
blueberries for the FOURTH OF JULY?
*yellow and purple jello with lemon zest and slices for EASTER?
*green jello and lime zest and slices for ST. PATRICK'S DAY?
*red jello and strawberries or raspberries or cherries
for VALENTINE'S DAY?
*orange and dark purple (black cherry) jello and
dark cherries w/ orange zest for HALLOWEEN?
*green and red jello with strawberries or raspberries
or cranberries w/lime zest for CHRISTMAS?
the possibilities are virutally ENDLESS!
wondering where the 'citar' is......
"Your good friend has just taken a piece of cake
out of the garbage and eatin it. You will probably need this
information when you check me into the
Betty Crocker clinic."
Miranda-'Sex in the City'