You can almost hear the surf and feel the sun with this adorable sandcastles cake.
For the cake:
1 1/2 sheets store-bought vanilla cake
3 cups cream cheese frosting, divided
3 cups ground graham crackers
For the shells:
4 cups brown sugar
2 cups colored candy melts, melted
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Make the cake: In a large bowl, crumble cake with your hands and mix with one cup of frosting. Cake will be moist and will resemble wet sand. Press into a new sandcastle mold and place in the freezer for up to 1 hour.
Make the shells: While the cake is setting in the freezer, make the seashell decorations. Pack the brown sugar in a 9 by 13 casserole dish. Press assorted shells into the sugar, creating a clean indent. Pour candy melts into shell indents and place in the fridge for up to 30 minutes. Remove hardened shells and brush off any remaining sugar.
Assemble the cake: Remove cake from the freezer and place upright on a cooling rack with a baking sheet underneath. Lift mold off the cake to reveal a sandcastle. Melt remaining cream cheese frosting and pour over the cake. Cover cake with graham cracker crumbs to resemble sand. Decorate with chocolate seashells. Cake will keep up to 4 days covered in the fridge.