For September’s title Beauty Queens, I decided to make some sand cake. Most of the recipes that I found (including the one I used) expected me to put it in a big pail. I wanted something a bit classier (I know that’s funny coming from me) and a bit easier to serve, so I decided to make individual servings for each of our members. I got adorable little plastic cups that made me think of drinks on a beach.
I also decided to make the “water” blue … which turned out to be nigh impossible since I used french vanilla pudding. French vanilla pudding is a bit yellow so I could only manage a tropical greenish blue water. I had some fun drink umbrellas laying around and we all went to town on the extra Swedish fish. Man, those things are tasty! I also brought a bag of gummy worms to mimic the large snake described in the book. I ended up eating most of those on my own. Oh, well! The sand cakes were tasty and they looked great.
There are other sand cake recipes out there, but I knew I really wanted to use cream cheese in this one … so that’s what I did.