The best thing about this cake, other than it being so easy, is that you can make it to please your taste buds! You really can choose any ingredients that you would like, but these are the ones that I have used in the past:
Here are some other ideas of things that you may wish to choose from:
Cake: yellow, angel food, chocolate, strawberry, white
Pudding: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, lemon, pistachio
Fruit: pineapple, cherry pie filling, bananas, peaches, pears (you can use as many fruits as you would like)
Chocolate chips, cinnamon candy, coconut, walnuts (or any other kind of nuts), are also great options.
Now to “build" your new layer cake, all you need to do is, layer the ingredients into a clear glass bowl. The presentation is so beautiful because you can see all the colors & ingredients through the glass! You may want to choose ingredients & colors to match whatever holiday that you are preparing the cake for.
Start with the cake as the first layer - (break into pieces or cut into squares), add fruit, then some pudding, then cool whip. Cake - fruit - pudding - cool whip, etc - until the bowl is almost filled. You can then top with items like: coconut, nuts, or cherries if you wish.
If you'd like to have colored coconut, just place coconut in a ziplock bag with a few drops of food coloring, and mix until desired color is reached.
An example of a nice holiday display; a large platter with the glass bowl in the center. Add green coconut “grass" around the platter. Then, add a few nicely placed Easter eggs (candy, or the real ones =) around the green grass.
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