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Cake Decorating: Pail of Sand

Cake Decorating: Pail of Sand

This novel cake, topped with crushed cookie "sand," will be the hit of any beach party. After your one-year-old eats it up, scrub the pail and let him fill it with real sand (no eating allowed).


  • 1 baked 8-inch round cake
  • 1 8- to 9-cup capacity new plastic sand pail
  • 24 oz. unsweetened applesauce (or 1 3-oz. package pudding, prepared)
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers or cookies
  • Shell candies
  • 1 plastic shovel


Cake Decorating: Pail of Sand step 1

1. Cut the cake into 1-inch slices. Fit the slices into the pail, alternating layers of cake with applesauce or pudding, ending with applesauce.

2. Sprinkle on the crushed cookie sand and top with shell candies. Now dig in with the plastic shovel.