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!!!



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    6 Discussions


    6 years ago

    Making this would be very hard. And this is incomplete. Where are the pictures of you doing this? Where are the baking instructions for the cake? Where are the ingredients?


    7 years ago on Step 2

    i think the making process is very it right?


    As an avid fan of cooking (especially baking), I want to tell you that I love your idea of the Pool Cake.  I often make cakes for my family members and friends on their birthdays, but I usually make interesting and different cake designs when applicable to that person or the event.  If you have any other ideas of interesting designs (that worked or just in theory), I'd love to exchange some ideas with you, as I have a few interesting ones that I have done as well.  Maybe I'll put some of them up on an Instructable.


    9 years ago on Introduction

      That's cool. This would be really cool if you made little fish candy molds and put them in like a pond in the cake. I'll have to do this sometime. Thanks for the idea. :)


    10 years ago on Step 2

    Heh. If you displayed this on an upside down clear plastic or glass plate, you could extend the pool all the way through to the bottom and use a strand of lights beneath the plate to illuminate your pool. I wonder if the jello could be used effectively in a cupcake.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    How was cutting it? Did the jello just slosh out?