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Quick and Easy Cherry Coconut Fluff Dessert Recipe

My husband and I were invited to a summer cookout and volleyball extravaganza. Like all good Midwesterners, we automatically knew that includes bringing food for the potluck portion of the party. Unfortunately, earlier in the week due to a raging thunderstorm that took down power line followed by temperatures that shot up into the 90’s (F ) our electric company gave a huge chunk of the state the gift of multiday rolling blackouts early in the week. Fortunately, we got our electricity back in one of the first waves. Even though we didn’t lose any of our food in the freezer (I had the freezer packed with big reusable ice packs similar to these to get them ready for the party) the power outages made grocery shopping for fresh party food ingredients difficult. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I poked around my pantry and got a little creative. I made a quick and easy three ingredient cherry coconut fluff salad recipe that just so happens to also b

Vegtable Garden Birthday Cake


My in laws are dedicated and fantastic gardeners, mother-in-laws side in particular. Summer family gatherings are a special treat because everyone's offerings to dinner table are cock full of home grown vegetables.


Home grown vegetables and fishing trip bounty at a Four of July family pot luck.
I contributed the beet salad. Read my Russina Vinegrette Salad reipe on Lazy Budget Chef here!

So it made perfect sense, when gathering for birthday party to serve a gardening birthday cake to the guest of honor. Can you believe this is a homemade vegetable garden cake?!


Pin this vegetable garden birthday cake idea for later!



Husband’s cousin made this adorable garden cake for her dad. So clever and everything is eatable!
She made the garden shed from rice Krispy treats covered in fondant. The garden boarders are pretzel sticks wrapped in fondant, and filled with a generous amount of icing and fondant vegetables.

The piece de resistance is the comical bunny diving head first into the carrot patch. Silly rabbit!


 Bunny butts make me giggle every. single. time.

She left no thoughtful detail behind and made the cake with dairy free ingredients so I could enjoy a slice too. How thoughtful!

Would you want this as your birthday cake?


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