You've seen that commercial with the black screen and words that say that the following scenes may be disturbing? Then they show cakes that are sliding and slipping and falling over. Then they show you the fix-it solution. Cool Whip frosting. Then the cakes are beautiful.
For Easter we went to my mom's for, um, Easter, and for birthdays. Sam is one of those birthdays. So I asked him what he wanted me to make for the birthday dessert. He said he wanted the Hobbit cake from Dairy Queen. Um, no. So I offered to make a chocolate cake with the Cool Whip frosting. He readily agreed. As long as I consider, with all seriousness, the Hobbit cake from Dairy Queen for the actual birthday. Done.
And here it is. And here is my review. 'Cause I know you wanna know what I thought and how it worked! Right? You have to thaw it out to spread it. Then you have to keep the cake in the fridge forevermore. Just kidding. You keep it in the fridge until you serve it. I put the cake in the freezer after frosting it because it was getting sloshy. You know, like the bad cakes on the commercial. Hmm. Then I put it in the fridge over night. Then we traveled a good hour down to my mom's with the cake in the back of the Durango. We stopped at the cemetery to say hey to Aaron and Rebecca (we love you, we miss you, come back soon!) and then on to the house. I kept it in the fridge there, too. Then it was time to serve. Just look..
It tasted good. But it looked... like the cakes in the commercial that they say the frosting will cure. I was disappointed in how it looked, in how it needed to be stored and that the container wasn't the same size as the real Cool Whip. I wanted more. But everyone enjoyed the cake. My grandma gave praise, even though she shared my disappointment in the overall experience. So, you can go ahead and try it. Your cake or cupcakes will be yummy. But it's a hassle that regular frosting doesn't give.
There you go.