Thursday, October 21, 2010

When You Don't Have Time to Make Dessert


When time is short and carb cravings are high, the solution is a gilded store-bought cake.

Gilding a Store-Bought Cake
  • 1 sugar free angel food cake (Publix)
  • 1 carton sugar free Cool Whip

    Fruit (garnish)

    shredded coconut


"Ice" the cake with Cool Whip and garnish with kiwi and strawberries.

You could also cut the cake in half and spread sugar free strawberry jam over the bottom layer. Now add a layer of sugar free vanilla pudding. On top of the pudding, arrange thin strawberry slices. Add the top cake layer and ice/garnish. Add toothpicks to keep the layers from sliding, if necessary. Chill.

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49 comments:

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  2. Although I do like to cook, I think when time is short or the body unwilling . . . a "gussied" up boughten dessert is good! I have even served a good boughten dessert and actually, no one was the wiser!!!!

    A pretty looking cake and I like the shower of coconut!

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  3. Although I do like to cook, I think when time is short or the body unwilling . . . a "gussied" up boughten dessert is good! I have even served a good boughten dessert and actually, no one was the wiser!!!!

    A pretty looking cake and I like the shower of coconut!

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  4. Quick, light, and yummy. PERFECT!

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  5. For some reason, I have trouble coming up with a quick dessert! I feel like I always have to turn the oven on! This is perfect..I need to put a post-it note near my tooth brush ;o)

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  6. Hi, Gollum!

    I'm finally getting back to blogging after a very crazy month! Your coconut cake looks great, and you know I love easy being the Auto Chef. ;-) For tonight, though, I am sharing a recipe that's fairly easy that I think you will love. My sweet friend/cousin Nancy made this for my birthday, and people were begging for the recipe. It is just delicious. I could have eaten the whole thing! I really hope you try it.

    We also served coconut cake at my MIL's 80th birthday party, too, and it was wonderful. A caterer made it, and it was every bit as good as homemade. I posted pictures from that event on this post.

    Hope all is well with you and yours. Love to Mister...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  7. I would just be delighted if you would serve me a piece of that beautiful cake right now. I would so enjoy just sitting there on that porch and having that cake. Thank you so much for hosting me.

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  8. Gorgeous! I bet it is super yummy! Back in the land of blogging I have missed you!

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  9. Thanks for hosting this fun party! I love the cake decorating idea. I love to cook, but arriving home at 5:30 from Monday to Friday, I also love quick and easy shortcuts. This cake is so special, everyone will be sooo impressed. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. That cake looks wow! I will have to make some of that!

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  11. Michael Lee, Is guilding the angel food cake the same thing as guilding the lilly? I think so!
    Yummy! ANd figure friendly.
    Yvonne

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  12. Beautiful! This would be beautiful "gilded" for Christmas. I can think of several forms of decor or gilding for the holidays.

    Pat

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  13. I like using fruit as a garnish--it makes desserts look so fancy!

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  14. Pretty cake! You would never know it was store bought!

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  15. Thank you for hosting! I love the way you think! Simple, easy, food!
    And I love Publix too!!

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  16. Strawberries and kiwi always make a lovely addition!

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  17. Your cake looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this easy idea.

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  18. The coconut hooked me! Thanks so much for sharing this and for hosting another great party!
    Vanessa

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  19. Pretty, pretty cake Michael ~ love the fruit accents and you've photographed everything so beautifully.

    (Where's my dessert fork?!) :D
    xo~m.

    P.S. I'm having a GIVE AWAY, (Barefoot Contessa Book) ~ come on over if you get a chance!

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  20. Fast and lovely, looks like the perfect fit this time. Thanks so much for hosting!

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  21. This is great! I love that you took a few things and made the dessert yours! Thanks for hosting.

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  22. Thank you for sharing a great idea!
    <>< Concetta

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  23. Absolutley lovely!

    e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen}

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  24. This looks beautiful, and what a lovely idea. Thanks for hosting!

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  25. Warm soup to go with all the goodies.

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  26. There is nothing better than a great shortcut... beautiful photos and great idea, Thanks!!!

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  27. Thanks for hosting! What an amazing range of recipes to dig throug. The peanut butter shortbread sounds soooo good :)

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  28. I love this! Sometimes, you're right: there's just not enough time to make a cake. But this would take no time at all - and look at the beautiful results!

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  29. Now that is my kind of cake. I am now off to collect all kinds of glorious recipes. Thank you for hosting.

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  30. Thanks for the link up! Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars @ http://meettheswans.com/2010/10/22/pumpkin-pie-snickerdoodle-bars/

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  31. Thanks for the link up! Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars @ http://meettheswans.com/2010/10/22/pumpkin-pie-snickerdoodle-bars/

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  32. Hello from Turkei,
    You have a wonderfull Blog,ı can't so gut English but ı must writing to you for your lovely Blog..
    Your Recibes and photos are lıke a beutiful magazine for the hauswifes..
    Thanks for the nıce thınks..
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  33. I love all the tricks you can do with a store baked angel food cake. Yours turned out so pretty!

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  34. You are an artist at dressing up a store-bought cake, Michael! It even looks healthy with that lovely fruit :)

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  35. Hi Michael -- thanks for once again hosting. I love browsing the recipes!
    I also love what you've done to that sugar free cake ... wow, that raises it to a whole new level.
    We're trying to avoid sugar ... and Howard is seriously missing desserts!
    Cass

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  36. Michael, I completely forgot to comment last night thanking you for hosting this lovely blog hop and for your last minute dessert idea!

    Erin

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  37. Well Michael Lee your store bought design came out much better than mine...lol But it still tasted well and my family enjoyed it so that is all that matters. Have a great weekend, fondly, Roberta

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  38. Wow, the fruit really makes this a pretty dessert. I love angel food cake, so I will have to try this next time.

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  39. My kind of thing...simple and looks great!

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  40. That cake looks stunning. I wouldn't cut it, can keep looking at it. Its so beautiful.

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  41. This is not a good thing to look at this time of night. Looks so delicious. A must try this w/k. I hope all is well your way.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  42. I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

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  43. Great idea. Is this where I sign up for the giveaway?

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  44. Pretty and yummy and great for those of us that are diabetics! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. loVE this...have a HIStoRY of MessING up when ComPanY coME..I knOw I Can Do ThIS...pressURE off..ThaNK yoU for this EleGanT store bought IDeA.

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  46. Oh my goodness that looks lovely! Looks like a Pavlova!

    http://lamaisonreid.blogspot.com/2010/08/pavlova-perfecting-recipe.html

    YUM! I will have to try this one!
    xox
    Nancy

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There you are! I'm so glad you're here. Love, MLee xxoo

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