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For those of you who wondered, the sand pail cake from Piper Jane’s nautical party was super simple!
To put one together, you’ll need:
-a baked cake (we just made a boxed cake mix)
-instant vanilla pudding, prepared (we used two boxes)
-a pound of blackberries
Separate the cake into half and then half again. Reserve one quarter of the cake to make ‘sand’ crumbs. Cut the rest of the cake into bite size chunks. Fill the bottom of the pail with cake pieces.
Pour pudding over the cake. Add blackberries on top of the pudding.
Add another layer of cake on top of the berries. And more pudding on top of the cake.
On top of the final pudding layer, add a layer of ‘crumbs.’ Break the cake into tiny pieces.
Spread the crumbs to fill the top of the pail. If you have shell table scatter (I found mine at Target), add that and a shovel for serving.
Oh, and if you need a smash cake for a one year old, make a mini one. The mess is fabulous!