Happy (Belated) Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!  I know – this post is a few days overdue, but due to some circumstances out of my control I was forced to push this lovely post a few days behind.  But I wanted to share my cute celebration of this years Canada Day!  We were planning on going to visit a friend this holiday to have a nice BBQ and watch the fireworks from his super awesome river valley home.  But in the end that didn’t get to happen due to a trip to the emergency room and a full evening of hospital.  Thankfully we got to go home that night but Canada Day was pretty much set on the back burner.  I was planning on making this super cute cake to take, but that didn’t get to happen, until today.  So have decided to celebrate a belated Canada Day today instead.  Check it:

Ingredients:

Betty Crocker white cake mix (usually I prefer to make scratch cakes, but as I was going to serve this to a bunch of people I didn’t know, I wanted to guarantee that it was going to turn out – so Betty Crocker it was), 1 1/4 cup milk, 1/3 cup oil, 1.5 cups sweetened shredded coconut, 1.5 tsp coconut flavor.  Mix all of this and bake it for 35 minutes (I did mine in a 9×13).  Let cool completely.

Then came the fun part, the frosting:

1 package vanilla pudding mix, 1 package dream whip, 1 1/4 cup cold milk, 2 tsp coconut flavor.

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Mix all of that for about 6 minutes until you get soft peaks.

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While that was mixing – I cut my strawberries into halves.  Then I frosted the cake.

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Then I turned this cake into a flag!

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Now we get to eat it!

 

 

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