Friends will think you bought this cute skating rink cake at a bakery, but no—it's all your clever creation! (Psst: Those towering trees? Ice cream cones!)
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer) white cake mix
2 cups boiling water
2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
2 drops blue food coloring
blue decorating gel
20 candy-coated chocolate pieces
6 bear-shaped graham snacks
2 ice cream cones
green decorating icing
2 Tbsp. BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
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Let's Make It
Prepare cake batter and bake in 2 (9-inch) round pans as directed on package. Cool cakes in pans 15 min. (Do not remove cakes from pans.)
Add boiling water to gelatin mixes; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Pierce cakes with large fork or skewer at 1/2-inch intervals. Pour gelatin over cakes. Refrigerate 4 hours.
Unmold 1 cake layer onto serving plate; spread with 1/2 cup COOL WHIP. Unmold second cake layer; carefully place on top of first layer. Frost top and side of cake with 2 cups of the remaining COOL WHIP. Tint remaining COOL WHIP with food coloring; spread on top of cake to resemble ice rink. Outline outside edge of "ice rink" with decorating gel. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Decorate top of cake with candy-coated chocolate pieces. Add graham snacks for the "ice skaters." Decorate ice cream cones with green decorating icing; place around ice rink. Sprinkle cake with coconut then sugar.
Use 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Strawberry Flavor Gelatin.
Make sure cakes are completely cooled before frosting. A warm cake can cause the frosting to soften or melt.
Add "scarves" to graham snack "skaters" using additional decorating icing or gel.
Prepare using your favorite flavor JELL-O Gelatin.
This impressive cake can be decorated ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 2 hours before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.