Made It Monday...But Posted It Tuesday!

I am linking up for the first time ever to Tara's Made It Monday linky party!  See a theme?!?!  Lots of first time evers from the past few days!

I made...a cake...on Monday.  A 4th of July cake to be specific. I didn't come up with the idea; I am pretty sure it is a classic.  I did make some changes.  See I am trying to watch what I eat (kinda sorta) so I made the cake using a can of diet Sprite.  Have you  seen these recipes?  So easy and I think they save calories without the oil and egg.  Except, see I had a master plan.  I made a diet cake so I could ice it with the REAL DEAL icing.  Yum.  Saved calories here, spent them there.  Like I shop at Wal-Mart and the mall.  Brilliant if I do say so myself.  Hubby doesn't quite agree!

The cake cooked pretty well.  It may not have risen as much as the real deal cake, but wasn't really noticeable.  Want to hear a simple icing trick?  To make tub icing as smooth as possible...I microwaved it.  Only about 5 seconds at a time, stir and repeat.  I did this until the icing was somewhat liquid and poured it and then smoothed it on the cake.  Since I only needed to ice the top and not sides, it worked perfect.


Tomorrow  I am posting my first Facebook FREEBIE!  Make sure to follow along by clicking on that little hot pink button to the right.

Have a wonderful, safe July 4th!



  1. oh my!! I want some hehe


    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

  2. Hey!

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    3rd Grade Sprinkles

  3. Looks yummy! And I've baked cupcakes with diet pops with cake mix. They're good!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher
    Endless Pinabilitites!

  4. Your cake looks delicious! I've never baked a cake with diet pop - I'm going to have to look into it.


    Stories from Room 114

  5. Yum! I made a similar looking "cake," but with jello!! Deee-lish!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  6. Your cake looks absolutely YUMMY!!! So patriotic!! Love it!! So excited you linked up for the "first time ever" and sure hope it's not your last!!! Thanks for linking up:) Happy 4th!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  7. Love the idea of a "diet" cake with full calorie frosting. YUMMO!!!! That's a neat trick with the frosting also. I'll have to remember that one.

    2nd Grade Pad

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  9. Nice Cake, I'm your newest follower. Please check out my blog if you have time. Calling Plays in the 2nd grade.



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