Fun Summer Kid's Birthday Cake Idea
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Kid's birthday's are always a blast, mainly because you get to give them those little details that you missed out on when you were their age. There are so many versions of cakes that it's hard to decide what to do. I suppose I'm lucky that my son likes the easiest to make one the best. Even the girls in his class get a kick out of this one. If you want to be the 'cool mom', you'll have to try this cake out. Just remember that this particular cake is more of a pudding texture than it is a cake, so you'll use smaller-wider plastic cups and spoons rather than plates and forks. One final mention on this- if you're doing a girl's party, you can use just regular gummy bears and always be stocked with maraschino cherries so you can put a cherry on top.
In a medium sized bowl, mix together the butter, cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla. In a large bowl mix together the milk and instant pudding mix. Next you'll need to fold the cool whip into this pudding mixture and once you've completed that you'll need to fold the butter/cream cheese mixture into that as well. Pick a container for your dirt cake. We use a sand toy bucket. It always ends up being so fun, my son especially loves using the little sand shovel to scoop with. I must specify that these particular toys never go to the beach, they're special and are used only for this purpose.
Next up is to turn the Oreo's into crumbs. You can do this a number of ways. I personally prefer to use the food processor, but you can do just as well by putting them in a Ziploc bag and rolling over it with a rolling pin. Once all of the Oreo's have been crushed you can start layering into your serving dish. Starting and ending with the Oreo's. You can do as many layers as you want, or you can do fewer and larger layers. In between the layers you'll want to place a few critters. My son loves the gummy worms, so that's what we use, but I'm sure they make gummy spiders and fish as well.
IMPORTANT** this cake needs to sit in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours. I always let it sit overnight with plastic wrap over it.