My niece Pamela, her husband Bruce and their two kids came to visit me from Upstate New York this week. Samantha my great niece and their little junior cook did a marvelous job with some direction making this adorable cake.
This is Samantha, my niece. I was so proud of her making this Tropical beach spa cake, I had to show you our yummy project and how easy this one is to do.
We had so much fun making this little tropical spa beach cake! She was a natural at cooking. I wouldn't have expected anything less since her mom Pamela is a great cook and inspiration to her children. Pamela also is teaching her kids the importance of family values and togetherness. My mom taught all of us how family is all that matters. As we grow older those memories become more and more important.
When we look back at all the ones made in our childhood, it's just heart warming to make traditions with the next generation to come in the family. Pam is doing a great job instilling those values and I look forward to seeing her children make special memories with their own some day.
I just love that excitement and how she lit up with that beautiful smile on her face as things were coming together, you can tell she was having so much fun which made this all the more fun for me to watch and a day I will always remember.
If you close your eyes, this delicious cake will take you if just for a minute, to a tropical Island where the warm sun is beating down on you. Don't I have a great imagination? Seriously, this will put a smile on everyone's face as they eat this. Make it for that next event, gathering or birthday. It will be a huge hit, I promise!
I frosted the cake getting it ready for her to decorate.
If you are looking for a project that fun to make and fun to eat, you hit the jackpot. I am sure Samantha would agree this is about the yummiest project we could ever make. The memories are priceless and I hope someday she will treasure the moments like I did and share with her children.
The memories made in a kitchen with young children will mold and pave the way for traditions. This is one I have instilled in my entire family, young or young at heart, it starts with a little patience, love and building life long cherished memories. What better way to start then a delicious treat like this?
Tropical Beach Spa Cake Pin for later
So here's what Samantha and I did to make this adorable Tropical beach cake:
Peach gummy rings or whatever kind you can find usually at the dollar stores
mini bear cookies found in any supermarket use regular or cinnamon bears
graham cracker crumbs for the sand or use brown sugar
2 umbrella decorations usually found in the drink section of the supermarket
kit kat mini bars
blue canned frosting make your own or store bought
Bake any kind of cake you would like in an 9 inch round pan. Cool completely.
Frost the whole cake blue. Place the kit kat bars cut side down to cover the sides.
Generously cover one small side of the cake with crushed graham crackers. Place 5 gummy rings on the blue water looking side. Insert a bears into each ring. Using the chocolate bars, break off 3 small sections and then lay them on the graham cracker crumbs beach side, (those are the floats). Place a bear on top of the chocolate float pieces laying down. Position the umbrellas on each side.
Our next project is with Samantha's brother Vinny you can check it out here.
Hope you all had fun reading about our little project we did together and we both hope you all get to try this some time!
Thank you Samantha for making this beautiful memory with me that I will cherish forever... love you always your Aunt Caca.