Intro: The Cool Pool Cake!
I made this cake for my son's 4th birthday this summer. We had a luau/tropical theme for his party and this was a perfect cake for it. Unfortunately I don't have as many detailed photos on this cake as I did with my pirate cake but I thought I would add it anyway. This is a fun easy cake to make that is sooooooo good.
Step 1: Let's Dive on In!
You can make this cake with any size or shape cake you desire or have pans for. I made to 10" round cakes and layered them on each other, then I cut the top layer down about 1" and scooped out the cake. Next I did a fast set Jello, in green cuz I couldn't find blue. Poured it into the cake and then since I didn't want to have a slimy looking pool I added some drops of blue food coloring to give it some moving water effect. You can't really see it in the pictures though. Next it went into the fridge overnight (but you don't have to wait that long).
Step 2: Finishing Touches!
Next came the frosting and decorating. I used teddy grahams, peach rings for the inner tubes and used some silk flowers for the umbrella's, I just put them on top of skewers and viola!!! Then at that point I realized I had forgotten to buy some graham crackers for the diving board and had to think quick for an alternative. My solution... a piece of bread. not tasty but boy it worked great!!! I frosted it and lined it with piping gel, YEAH!!! For a fun touch I add mini Oreo's around the base of the cake to finish it off! The kids loved and it was so moist and tasty!!!