Thursday, April 23, 2009

Foodie Friday: Spring Fling


It's Foodie Friday at Gollum's!

Don't forget next week's "Cinco de Mayo" celebration.


For this week's offering, I gussied up another store-bought cake from Publix.

First, I cut it in half.

I placed the top part on waxed paper for safekeeping.

I opened a jar of Smucker's chocolate sauce and "fluffed" two tubs of Cool Whip Extra creamy.

I lined the edges of a cake plate with more waxed paper (cut with scissors and just put the paper along the very, very edges of the cake for easy removal). Next, I spread chocolate sauce on the bottom layer.

A generous helping of Cool Whip came next.

I put the layers together and covered the whole cake with Cool Whip.

Using a carrot peeler, I shaved dark chocolate onto the surface.

You can use any kind of chocolate. I used Lindt.


Gussied Up Store Bought Cake

  • Store-bought pound cake
  • 2 cartons Extra-creamy Cool Whip
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Chocolate bar
    Cut cake in half (or in 3rds). Spread layer with chocolate sauce and Cool Whip. Put cake together. "Ice" with Cool Whip. Shave chocolate on top of cake, using a carrot peeler. Chill 1 hour. Remove waxed paper "bib."







    Here is my mother enjoying a slice of cake.


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58 comments:

  1. You really dolled that cake up good! It's looks so darn yummy now and the chocolate on top is a great finish!!

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  2. I look forward to this event each week!

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  3. I look forward to this event each week!

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  4. Yummy....your cake is something I am definitely going to make. Such an easy recipe, and it looks so beautiful. Thank you for hosting Foodie Friday. I can't wait to see what new recipes I can find this week. Amy :)

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  5. Well now, that looks scrumpt-dely-icious!

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  6. Yummy! And how esy was that! I'm going to have to try it. Your mom looks beautiful eating her cake.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  7. It's always amazing what you do with store-bought cakes. This looks so good and so easy that I'm going to have to try it.

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  8. Oh my holy cow that looks AMAZING! It's bedtime and all I can think about is heading over to Publix at 7 am for a cake!!!
    And I love the picture of your beautiful mom.
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  9. crap! now I'm hungry!


    hope all is well in your world girl....your mom and the decorating dog are super lucky to have a taste of that great cake!

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  10. What a great idea and I bet it was delishious too! Your mother should be proud (and she is a very pretty lady by the way).

    Can't wait to try this! :-D

    Jane

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  11. The cake sounds fabulously yummy and looks beautiful. I love easy, quick recipes.
    Your mama is beautiful!

    Nola
    The Bloom Girls

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  12. That sounds so good and looks so beautiful, Gollum. You are SO good at what you do! And, your mom is just precious. We must be close in age and she is a knock-out!! Tell her that and tell her that I sure like her daughter!!
    hugs, bj

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  13. Very nice to see your beautiful mom! Thanks for hosting Foodie Friday. Your dessert looks so good, and I was trying to skip dessert this week!

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  14. Well, now we know where you get YOUR beauty from! Your Mom is beautiful! You can do more with a store bought WHATEVER than anyone I know. KUDOS to you, G. I am learning that good food can be SOOOO easy. I am definitly doing this one! Love, Pinky

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  15. Whoops! Forgot to say hi to Mister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. OMG!! I could come right through the computer screen. This looks so scrumptious! Chocolate is my favorite food. I'm definitely gonna make it this weekend!

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  17. You do such a great job of taking food to a higher level than most of us would even imagine (we would have just eaten it "as is" - but you've made it into something ever more appitizing - love your made over cakes! And isn't your mom just the cutest thing! Bless her heart!

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  18. If I could make Kroger food look this good I would never cook again! You have the gift! I always love to see what you've dreamed up--thanks for hosting!

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  19. That looks fabulous! I sure wish you could pass me over a generous slice of that cake now! Yum! Linda

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  20. Oh, my goodness. That looks heavenly!!

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  21. Now why didn't I think of that. Slaving away preparing fancy, expensive desserts. It looks fantastic and probably tastes the same. Thanks for hosting us.

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  22. Sorry for posting twice but the url in # 21 is the wrong one. Please choose #22 for Foodie Friday

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  23. Wow Gollum! Look at that great looking cake. Makes me hungry! What a sweet picture of your mama and Mister. Love her earrings! I would sooooo wear those!

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  24. You are so smart. I would have never thought to do this and it looks spectacular!

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  25. I now crown thee The Martha Stewart of Shortcuts! This looked amazingly yummy and your mom is adorable!!!!!! Who's that fur baby sitting on her lap?

    Justine :o )

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  26. Your mother looks like a sweetheart and so pretty :) You have very good genes!

    Your cake looks sinfuly delicious!

    Susan

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  27. Cake looks really good and it is nice to have a great recipe like this for those days when you want to "put together" rather than bake. And there is nothing wrong with that!

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  28. The cake looks wonderful. However, your Mother is the beauty of the post. Hope you are having a great evening.
    Glenda

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  29. Honey, I think doing that to a cake is illegal in 38 states.

    Holy moly. Wowzer. Whoo-eeee.

    Mister looks pretty interested in it; hope your Mom got to it before he did!

    Again ... wow. Cass

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  30. Will be joining you soon... Your mom is a sweetheart and that cake is delicious looking! You saved a slice for each of us, right?

    Thanks for hosting!

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  31. I think that Publix makes great cakes at reasonable prices, and I just love your idea of dressing them up so elegantly. Speaking of elegant, your Mom looks so lovely.

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  32. Cake looks just grand! Has anyone noticed a weight gain since Foodie Friday started or am I alone???

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  33. I am absolutely drooling! Your mother looks so pretty. I can see you come by your looks naturally. laurie

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  34. I am licking my lips from the photos. Your Mom is so cute, send her my best. I posted an easy recipe for the BBQ. I like to start grilling early in the Spring and when you read my post you will see why. Have a fun weekend and thanks for hosting FF which is so much fun:)
    Joyce

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  35. * Soooo WONDERFUL to see you feeling better and "BACK n' BAKING", GG!!! You have been missed SOOO much, by so many!!! Warmest hugs to yer cute Mom, & licks to Mister! ~~~~ Love, Linda *

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  36. Mmmmmm defintely looking rich 'n yummy!
    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. -Brenda-

    P.S: Michael, here is another way to add extra flavour to a plain Whipping Cream or Cool Whip topping. Take a Cadbury Crispy Crunch chocolate bar (or Nestles Baby Ruth) and grind it into crumbs with a food processor (or rolling pin). Then gently fold it into the 'whipped' mixture.

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  37. Great,simple treat - you have the best ideas!!!

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  38. Gollum, I'm on a blogging break, but I decided to do some blog visiting today. Boy, I'm glad I dropped by here! That's a great thing you did with that cake!

    And I looks like your dear mother's little fur baby (is that her fur baby?) wants to have a piece as much as she does! :-)

    Pass the Francis II forks, please...

    Sheila


    P.S. If you haven't tried the chocolate ganache (is that how you spell it???) cake from Publix, let me assure you, it's creamy iced layers are delicious. It's moister than most store cakes, or at least the one we had was.

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  39. My mother thanks all of you for the sweet comments.. Her dog's name is Jazzy. I am treating 2nd degree burns (taking a graham cracker pie crust from the oven--and the springform pan exploded) and trying not to have any MORE kitchen disasters. :-)

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  40. Wow! What a great, easy way to "Doll" up a cake. I'll bet Nutella would be delicious in a cake too.

    Happy Foodie Friday!

    Lilly

    (P.S. please be careful in the kitchen =-) I had a spring form pan do that to me once too.)

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  41. 'Gussied Up' ..... I LOVE it! Bet your precious mother loves those words too. My Safeway has luscious cakes born to be gussied up like yours. Look out, here I come!!!

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  42. Oh Gollum, what a horrible thing to have happen. Burns are the worst!:( I would be thinking about someone coming in to perform some sort of cleansing spell on that kitchen!! I hope you feel better and heal quickly. Your Mother and her little Jazzy are both adorable.

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  43. Looks absolutely divine ~ even easy! I may be able to do this one.

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  44. I've been drooling for this cake ever since I peeked at it on Friday. ~ Robyn

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  45. Gollum! I checked back to see if you posted the doggy's name, and I'm so sorry you got hurt! Hope you feel better soon.

    Jazzy is precious. Love the name. Perfect for the dog of a Louisiana belle.

    I just saw about five typos in my previous post, including Francis II??? Let's try Francis I. LOL!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  46. Just perfect - and my husband has a birthday very soon.

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  47. That looks wonderful! My husband and kids love chocolate! So do I!;D

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  48. I allways enjoy your pics, they are first class...

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  49. I allways enjoy your pics, they are first class

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  50. Hey Girl...I could fall face first into that cake! If I do, just leave me there! :-)
    I just stopped by to tell you I have food on my tablescape this week coming...so I'm all set for FF. I just saw your comment about your hand...that's awful! Burns are soooo painful! I hope it heals quickly...don't think I'll trust spring form pans anymore! S

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  51. Hey G, just coming by to see how you have been...Sorry I haven't done FF but did made a mexican dish for this week...Girl your mama is a beauty...Dressses like a million bucks...Your cake looks YUMMY after the Gollum touch...may you have a great week my friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  52. Is that cake even legal??

    It looks to good to true!

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  54. YUM! Thanks for sharing. If I ate at your house all the time I would weigh a million pounds because you are such an amazing cook!

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  55. This cake looks so scrumptious! Thanks for the idea. I will definitely try making this....Christine

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  56. Hi, Gollum,now that is a good looking cake. You make me want some right now. I love how you made it look so gourmet with just some quick changes.

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