Pool Party Cake

Pool Party Cake
Prep Time
20 min
18 servings

Use a ready made cake for this dish and avoid turning on the oven!



1 85
g package blue jelly powder
white single layer (13- X 9-inch) cake
cup butter, icing
multicoloured cream filled wafer
1 7
inch piece red shoestring licorice
1 7
inch piece green shoestring licorice
pink chocolate, rounds
chocolate finger cookie
doughnut shaped jelly candies
multicoloured sprinkles


Step 1

Cover bottom and sides of cake pan with plastic wrap; set aside.

Step 2

Make jelly powder according to manufacturer’s instructions but use only 3/4 cup (175 mL) cold water; pour into prepared pan.

Step 3

Refrigerate, uncovered, for 1 hour or until completely set.

Step 4

Meanwhile, cut cake into kidney shape; place on cake board.

Step 5

With spoon, hollow out 1/2 inch (1 cm) from top of cake, leaving 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick walls as border.

Step 6

Freeze cake scraps for another use.

Step 7

With palette knife, spread icing over sides and border of cake.

Step 8

Trim wafers to 2-inch (5 cm) lengths or to match height of cake.

Step 9

Alternating colours, press wafers onto side of cake for fence, leaving 2-inch (5 cm) space uncovered for ladder.

Step 10

With spatula, pick up long slabs of blue jelly; arrange in hollowed-out centre of cake, rippling to resemble waves.

Step 11

Cut red piece of licorice in half; arrange both halves on space on side of cake for ladder railings, pressing ends into cake to secure.

Step 12

Cut green licorice into small pieces for ladder steps; secure in place with icing.

Step 13

At opposite end from ladder, press wafer in place for diving board, arrange pink chocolate rounds and multicolored sprinkles for landscape.

Step 14

Arrange chocolate finger cookies for wooden planking.

Step 15

Just before serving, place toy people in doughnut shaped candy for swimmers in rafts.

Step 16

Add gumballs for beach balls.

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