Under-the-sea Cake

  • Prep Time: 35 Minutes (Total Time: 5 Hours 35 Minutes)
  • Serving Size: 16
  • 1 package (2-layer size) White Cake Mix, Any Flavor
  • 2 cups Thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, Divided
  • 3/4 cup Boiling Water
  • 1 package (4-serving size) JELL-O Brand Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
  • 2 cups Ice Cubes
  • 10 NILLA Wafers, Crushed
  • 2 Chewy Fruit Snack Rolls
  • 15 Jelly Beans
  • 4 TEDDY GRAHAMS Honey Graham Snacks
  • Decorating Gel
  • 7 Bite-size Fish-shaped Chewy Fruit Snacks
  • PREPARE and bake cake batter in greased foil-lined 13x9-inch baking pan as directed on package. Cool completely. Invert cake onto large platter; remove pan and foil. Use a serrated knife to cut 1/2-inch-wide strip off each side of cake. Cut each strip in half lengthwise; set aside.

    SPREAD cake with 1-1/2 cups of the whipped topping. Stack cake strips around outside edges of cake to make a rim. Spread rim with remaining 1/2 cup whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to use.

    STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add ice cubes; stir until gelatin begins to thicken. Remove any unmelted ice. Pour thickened gelatin into center of cake as shown in photo. Refrigerate 4 hours or until gelatin is set. Decorate with remaining ingredients to resemble an aquarium. Store in refrigerator.


    Cooking Know-How

    Make sure cakes are completely cooled before frosting. A warm cake can cause the frosting to soften or melt.

    Easy Cleanup

    Lining the baking pan with foil makes for easy cleanup and easy removal of the cake from the baking pan. When lining the pan, allow 3 inches of the foil to extend over each side of pan to use as handles when removing the cake from the pan.