Sometimes Simple is the Sweetest

memorial day birthday cake red raspberries and blackberries
Did you ever notice how fancy and fussy doesn’t always equal most delicious?

Take birthday cake for example, I have spent hours and fortunes on fancy cakes with fondant decorations or “secret” expensive ingredients.

But, as I can attest from this past weekend’s Memorial Day/DIL Birthday cake, my family absolutely and totally went gaga over a simple Betty Crocker Supermoist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix baked in a 13×9 pan with white frosting and fresh fruit on top.

For the frosting, I mixed half a tub of Duncan Hines Fluffy White Frosting Mix and half of a large container of Cool Whip.  Canned frosting alone is way too sweet.  Cool Whip alone just doesn’t hit the mark.  Together, though, they are a marriage made in heaven!  AMAZING Frosting!  Try it – I’ll bet you get raves!

And to really rock it out, a scoop of Birthday Party ice cream doesn’t hurt either!  (Hagan Parlor Favorites makes a yummy Birthday Party flavor that has confetti chips and CHUNKS of birthday cake in the ice cream!)

Even those of you who don’t consider yourselves “Kitchenistas” can be Rock Stars with this easy combo!

Birthday party ice cream

Sometimes simple is the sweetest.

Cheers & Hugs,

Jodi

18 thoughts on “Sometimes Simple is the Sweetest

  1. It looks and sounds delicious Jodi and is very pretty! I love how you made it look like a flag. I am happy to find out that you can mix canned icing and Cool Whip and get a great icing. It sounds delicious. I can hardly wait to try it. Hope you are having a great and wonderful week!!

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  2. It must have been the perfect combination of a festive cake, baked with LOVE from the heart of the baker, that helped everyone enjoy it so much. I’m sure that your daughter-in-law felt extra special when she saw her birthday cake, Jodi! The simplest things, from the heart, often make the most wonderful family memories of all! ♡

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