New Product Tryouts: Cool Whip Frosting

So, I see commercials and magazine/online ads for revolutionary new products, and I always wonder, does it really work like that? So I decided to start doing some tryouts! Can’t hurt, right?

Have you seen the commercial for the Cool Whip Frosting? The sad one about the mistreated cakes? CLICK HERE to see it if you haven’t! It’s a little dramatic, but cute! (Only when I looked it up on YouTube did I see that this is not the only Cool Whip Frosting commercial there is – but it’s certainly the only one I have seen on TV!)

I wanted to try this stuff since the first time I saw the commercial, but icing is just tricky junk! Most cakes I make come with their own recipe for icing, or I have a particular glaze I like to make for them. But last weekend, I had the perfect opportunity for a tryout.

I had signed up to bring a dessert to our church on Sunday to benefit the Royal Rangers, and I decided to do a Red Velvet Cake, because everyone likes a Red Velvet Cake, right? I don’t have a particular attachment to a specific kind of icing for my Red Velvet Cake (other than something cream cheese flavored) so I thought, well, if Cool Whip has a cream cheese frosting, then let’s try it!

And indeed they did!

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Strawberry Shortcake!

I’ve been a fan of Strawberry Shortcake every since I can remember! (Which is when I was about 2 years old and my room was completely decorated in Strawberry Shortcake!) Look familiar?

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So cute!

In all honesty, I started this post to talk about the kind of Strawberry Shortcake that you eat =)

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