Candy Sugar Skull Cake with #CoolWhipFrosting

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Cool Whip Frosting Everyday Occasions

I find it important to celebrate everyday occasions, especially culture related, with the kids now that they are old enough to understand. With Hispanic Heritage in full swing, we talk about the foods I ate as a kid and the foods they now eat that are part of the Mexican culture.

I always try and teach them about my grandparents, their great-grandparents, who have now passed. It was so fitting to bake a cake after our discussion this week and  with Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, around the corner. What better way to remember my grandparents, then with a Candy Sugar Skull Cake to get the celebration started!

We headed to our local Walmart to pick up some of the ingredients we needed to get our cake dessert started! Our first stop was frosting so we stopped by and picked up the new Cool Whip frosting. They had 2 flavors Dutch Chocolate and Vanilla in the freezer section.

Cool Whip Frosting Everyday Occasions

Little Lady wanted a yummy vanilla cake so we chose the new Cool Whip Frosting in Vanilla. She then choose dad's favorite, yellow cake mix. I secretly wished we were getting the butter pecan flavor I had seen... maybe next time.

Cool Whip Frosting Everyday Occasions

Little Man was in charge of the candy topping we would use to create our Sugar Skull decor.

He picked some of our favorites; Mike and Ikes, Reese's PB cups, Nerds, and Hershey Kisses!

All great choices for the eyes, teeth, and swirly decoration the sugar skull will need.

Cool Whip Frosting Everyday Occasions

Our cake ingredients came out to $10.30 so technically our cake cost less than $15 since we already had the oil and eggs at home! Score!
Check out more pictures of our shopping experience here.

Cool Whip Frosting Everyday Occasions

Once we got home from our shopping trip to Walmart, we started our cake batter. We quickly got started on our candy assembly line since it was getting a little late. We soon had our cake baking and were waiting for it took cool off.  Little Lady was pooped half way through the separation of candy! She called it a night on our kitchen table!

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I was left to decorate the cake myself which was OK because in the morning it was the perfect surprise for the kids!

Cool Whip Frosting Everyday Occasions

When it was time to frost the cake, I was super amazed with the consistency of the frosting.  I used maybe 2/3 of the frosting I was excited to have some left over.  I started designing my Sugar Skull placing the candies on top of the frosting. I loved that it held them in place.

Cool Whip Frosting Everyday Occasions


Since this was my first time using Cool Whip Frosting I wasn't sure if  refrigerating the cake would create the frosting to harden. I refrigerated the cake uncovered and hoped for the best.

The next morning the kids were excited to see their cake. I was happy to see the frosting was still as creamy and fluffy as I had originally left it in the refrigerator and the candy design was still in tact! I cut the cake and it was still nice and moist! Perfect if you ask me!

Cool Whip Frosting Everyday Occasions

We enjoyed our cake and talked about our upcoming celebration of great grandma and grandpa during Day of the Dead! I like to think they were present in spirit because our pictures had this odd white spot in them.
It was the perfect celebration in our everyday life.

Cool Whip Frosting Everyday Occasions

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Cool Whip Frosting Everyday Occasions

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16 comments:

  1. You are BRILLIANT! And I love the littles! Gimme thems! And a big slice!

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  2. this is awesome and i want a piece! great job!!

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  3. What a yummy way to be remembered! Hope my grandchildren make a double espresso w/chocolate something or other when it's my turn to be remembered. ; ) Te quedo beautiful!

    BB2U

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  4. This cake is ridiculous!! I want one badd! If i wasn't a complete fool in the kitchen I'd totally make this. Hmm, maybe I can get my hubby to make the cake and i'll decorate it LOL!
    Haha at Little Lady passing out on the table, too cute!! Really like the last picture with the full cake and then the missing pieces!!

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  5. Love this idea! I hadn't even heard of Cool whip doing a frosting but I'm excited about it. One of our grocery stores does a frosting on their cakes that tastes like cool whip so I'm imagining that this is similar. Hoping that I can link to you? I'm writing a post on making sugar skulls out of salt dough.

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  6. My friend you are EXTREMELY TALENTED!!!! I love it....if I ate cake I would totally want one but it is pretty to look at. How awesome lol and lil lady is HILARIOUS OMG I laughed so hard at that picture of her passed out. <3 you guys

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  7. Amiga, you are a Genius! It all makes sense now, the pic of the nerds on instagram. LOVE the idea! I was cracking up when I saw Little Lady asleep on the table. Aww. :)

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  8. That is SUCH a CUTE cake!!! The kids looked like they had a great time with this. Wow, you are so creative! I'm pinning this...right now!

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  9. This is just too awesome! I'm so glad I found this! And your kids are gorgeous!!!

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  10. Your kids are what take the cake in this post, Amiga!

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  11. What a fabulous idea!!! I love day of the dead. I dressed up for it last year and I'm hoping to have time to make some cookies this year!! You rock! love this cake!!!

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  12. What a great idea! Your kids are darling.

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  13. The cakes are awesome!!
    I am laughing at the your blog name...still :) LOVE IT!

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  14. Being Hispanic, we love to celebrate our ancestors as well and this cake was the perfect way to do it!
    Could your kiddos get any cuter?!

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  15. Your cakes are fantastic! I love the way they are decorated! What a wonderful adventure to share in the kitchen, especially tying in important family history :) Thanks so much for sharing your creation!

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