snack saturday

strum-along guitar cake

1 pkg. (2 layer-size) cake mix
3 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping, divided
8 drops blue food colouring
1 tsp. yellow food colouring
5 pieces red string licorice (16 inch)
9 Fruit Flavoured Mini Marshmallows
1 Oreo Cookie

PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 13x9-inch pan, lining pan with foil sprayed with cooking spray before adding batter. Cool cake in pan 15 min. Use foil handles to transfer cake from pan to wire rack. Remove foil. Cool cake completely. Cut cake into pieces as shown in diagram. Discard cake trimmings or reserve for snacking. Arrange cake pieces on platter as shown in photo to resemble guitar.

TINT 1 cup Cool Whip with blue food colouring; spread onto top and sides of neck of guitar. Tint remaining Cool Whip with yellow food colouring; spread onto remaining cake.

CUT 1 licorice string into 2-inch lengths. Arrange 6 pieces on neck of guitar for the frets. Decorate with all remaining ingredients as shown in photo. Keep refrigerated.


  1. That is lovely! Canadian Living (May issue) has details of a contest for novelty cakes which reader's have made. You should enter this one - email me if you want the details.

  2. that is soooo cool! would be good for a "Hawaiian" themed party! :)


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