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:
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.
Mix all of that for about 6 minutes until you get soft peaks.
While that was mixing – I cut my strawberries into halves. Then I frosted the cake.
Then I turned this cake into a flag!
Now we get to eat it!