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So much cake!!

One thing we learned quickly about cake making, is that after all that trimming and levelling of cake tiers, you're left with A LOT of leftover cake! People ask us all the time, "what do you do with all of those leftovers?". Well, first and foremost...we eat it. You'd think we'd get sick of cake after making it day after day, but somehow this hasn't happened yet, much to the disappointment of my healthy eating plan. Over time we've come up with a lot of creative ways to use the leftovers so we thought we'd share some of them here with you all :)

One thing we do with leftover cake scraps is make cake pops out of them. This is a super easy way to use up leftovers, and you're left with some adorable pops to give out at a party, etc. Just crumble the cake into crumbs, mix in some icing, roll into balls and refrigerate. Using melted chocolate, stick a lollipop stick into the chocolate, then into the cake ball and let set. Then dip the cake pops into more melted chocolate and cover with sprinkles, candy pearls, anything you want! Everyone LOVES these little guys and they're a great way to use up any amount of cake :). Here's some that we made for wedding favours.

Another idea (and we do this all the time) is to make a trifle with the scraps. You can do this with any kind of cake and there are a million different combinations you can mix in. For Father's Day this year, we decided to make a delicious and decadent chocolate trifle. It literally takes about 10 minutes to put together and everyone goes crazy for this treat when it's brought to parties, potlucks, etc!

Here's the recipe we use, but again, you can substitute anything! Choose your cake flavours, pudding flavours, icing flavours, sprinkles, etc. You can do no wrong! We've also included some store-bought short cuts if you don't have any of the homemade ingredients ready to go.

Chocolate Trifle:

One baked cake (9x13 size) or any cake scraps you have
1 box of instant chocolate pudding mix
1 container of chocolate frosting (or 1-2 cups of your favourite homemade frosting, we used our yummy chocolate fudge icing) melted in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl
1 container cool whip (or homemade whipped cream)
1/2 cup Skor bits

Prepare pudding according to directions.

In a trifle bowl, tear up half the cake and layer along the bottom of the bowl.

Pour half of the icing over the cake as evenly as you can.

Pour half of the pudding on top of the icing and spread out to cover cake completely. Sprinkle with half of the skor bits.

Spread half of the cool whip over the pudding layer and spread evenly.

Repeat all layers one more time.

Finish by sprinkling the last of the skor bits on top (and I usually add some chocolate chips for good measure ;) )

And voila! The finished product. Probably won't win any style points, but trust me, it's DELICIOUS!!!

Enjoy!! :D


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