Friday, June 25, 2010

Pool Ice Cream Cake and Pool Cupcakes

 Happy 6th Birthday Cupcake #3! June 2010

Cupcake #3 wanted a pool party for her 6th birthday. We just have the inexpensive $19 Wal-Mart backyard pool and a slip-n-slide so we set them up in our backyard and the kids had a blast. It did help that our neighbors brought over another small inflatable pool so the kids could run around among the 3 choices. So I jumped on the Family Fun website once again and found this perfect ice cream cake for our pool party. This was an easy cake to make besides trying to keep the ice cream from melting everytime I pulled it out of the freezer to decorate for each step. Instead of vanilla ice cream like the recipe called for, I found birthday cake ice cream at the store and used this flavor. Instead of jaw breakers I used gumballs and I used life-saver chewy candy. When I was looking in the store to find something to use as rafts, Cupcake #1 suggested Laffy Taffy. Perfect! Cupcake #1 is so much like me in that she is creative also. So the Laffy Taffy was stretched out a little to resemble rafts and the I rolled one end over for the rafts' "pillow". Then I drew lines in the Laffy Taffy to resemble the seams in rafts. The plastic people are from a math manipulative set that I have. This was a quick cake to make and yummy!

Since we had a cake that was just solid ice cream, I made chocolate cupcakes too and decorated them with blue icing and pool decorations (Laffy Taffy rafts, chewy life-saver rafts, and gumball beach balls). Yummy!


Hello Tracy! I've been meaning to come back and tell you what a CUTE cake that is, ever since you left the link at Catholic Cuisine! I've enjoyed looking through all of your cake pictures. Isn't cake decorating so much fun?! God bless!

Hi Jessica!
I just noticed your comment as I was going through older blog posts :) Thanks for your visit and comment and sorry I'm just now getting back to you to thank you!

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