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This post and recipe was created specifically for #SummerDessertsWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsors but all words, photos and opinions are mine.

Welcome to the 3rd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This week-long summer time event is filled with some down right amazing sweet recipes from fantastic bloggers and we've got some great giveaways from our generous sponsors for y'all too!! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with you and celebrate sweet, sweet summertime all week long!

There are 45 incredible bloggers participating in this year’s #SummerDessertWeek event! Thanks to those bloggers, we have over 168 summer time sweet treat recipes being shared this week! Grab a few recipes to try out and don't forget to enter the giveaway below!

Scroll down to take a look & WIN 1 of 5 PRIZES, like this one!


SOooo, mermaid cake, right?

I've been on this no-bake, icebox cake kick lately. And while I am not one for themed items unless the theme is food, this cute little DIY-lish kit from Wilton STOLE my heart. The mermaid cake is an aesthetic, not just a molded cake with glitter and sugar.

I would absolutely drop $15 on this kit just to get the tail molds in order to make the chocolates. In addition to the molds, Sweets And Treats Boutique sent sprinkles and I am in love. Look.

The cake itself is layers of vanilla wafers topped with a "funfetti" or sprinkle-laden layer of whipped cream topped with sweetened whipped cream and garnished with the mermaid tails, more sprinkles and my attempt at creating seaweed.

And while the recipe below seems labor intensive, it's really not. The most time-consuming part is trying to open up the box of cookies.

No-Bake Mermaid Cake
Yield 10-12 servings
3 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup Dixie Crystals powdered sugar, divided
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon almond extract
(1) 15-ounce package Nilla Wafers
Rainbow Sprinkles (pink, blue, purple)
1. Beat 2 cups heavy cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add sprinkles and beat 30 seconds more on high to incorporate. Transfer to a bowl, cover and chill.
2. Clean mixer bowl, add 1 cup of heavy cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and almond extract. Beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Beat 30 seconds more on high to make stiff peaks. Transfer to a bowl, cover and chill.
3. In a 9×13 pan, spread a thin layer of sprinkled whipped cream to hold the bottom layer of cookies in place. Arrange 6 cookies side by side in a row, making 5 rows.
4. Spread the rest of the sprinkled whipped cream on top of the cookies. Repeat with another full layer of cookies. Ending with a layer of plain whipped cream and decorate with candy mermaid tails and DIY-lish sprinkles. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
5. Before serving, sprinkle with additional sprinkles.

Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Ice Cream Recipes:

  • Strawberry Siren Shake from A Blender Mom

  • No-Churn Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen

  • Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches from Family Around the Table

  • Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

  • Red, White & Blue Funfetti Ice Cream from Books n' Cooks
  • Summertime Pies:


    • Mississippi Mud Pie from For the Love of Food
    • Sweet Summertime Cakes and Cupcakes:


      • Strawberry Limeade Popsicle Cupcakes from Southern from Scratch

      • No-Bake Mermaid Cake from Nik Snacks

      • Mermaid Ice Cream Cone Cakes from Eat Move Make

      • Lemon Cupcakes from The Bitter Side of Sweet

      • Peach Upside Down Cake from Home Sweet Homestead

      • Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake from Sweet Beginnings

      • Beach Cupcakes from Everyday Eileen
      • No Bake Treats:


        • Frozen Chocolate Chip Dessert from Who Needs A Cape?

        • Sprinkle Filled Birthday Cookie Dough Dip from Cooking With Carlee

        • Candy Dipped Fruit Cones from Blogghetti
        • Baked Desserts:


          • Mermaid Cakesicles from Big Bear's Wife

          • Strawberry Lemonade Bars from Jen Around the World

          • Amaretto Cheesecake from The Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

          • Lemon Blueberry Scones from The Beard and The Baker

          • Key Lime Pie Donuts from Daily Dish Recipes

          • Lemon Bar Cheesecake from Fake Ginger

          • Blueberry Pretzel Bars from Kudos Kitchen by Renee

          • New York Style Cheesecake from Back To My Southern Roots

          • Chocolate Coconut Congo Squares from Love and Confections

          • Blueberry Buckle from Our Good Life

          • Indian Rice Pudding from Palatable Pastime
          • Cookies:


            • Key Lime Thumbprint Cookies from The Domestic Kitchen

            • Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Doughmesstic

            • Chocolate Swirl Meringues from My Sweet Zepol

            • Sweet Corn Cookies from The Spiffy Cookie
            • Candies:


              • Peach Pie Fudge from Sweet ReciPEAs
              • Summer Drinks:


                • Blackberry Spritzer from My Baking Heart
                • PRIZE #2

                  Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Adams Poundcake Kit, Adams Best, Adams Lemon Extract, Adams Natural Food Color, and Adams Cinnamon Sugar

                  PRIZE #3

                  Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 13 x 9 -inch Oblong Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Square Cake Pan, Bake and Bring Geometric Print Non-Stick 8-inch Round Cake Pan, Peach Cobbler Candy Melts Candy, Blueberry Lemonade Candy Melts Candy, Orange Crème Candy Melts Candy, Key Lime Pie Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Orange Crème Decorating Icing Pouch with Tips, Pop Art Triangle and Solid Cupcake Liners, Geometric Print and Solid Green Cupcake Liners, Balloon Dog Icing Decorations, Assorted Brights and Pastels Sprinkles, Blue Sprinkles Tackle Box, Coral Sprinkles Tackle Box, DIY-Lish Mermaid Kit, DIY-Lish Candy Lollipop Kit and Disposable Decorating Bags with 1M Tips

                  PRIZE #4

                  Prize #4 — Sweets & Treats Boutique is giving away 1 (one) baking supply box including an assortment of sprinkles and cupcake liners as well as one of Love From The Oven’s recent cookbooks!

                  PRIZE #5

                  Prize #5 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Round Springform Pan & an Anolon Advanced Graphite 9" Square Springform Pan

                  Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 7th - July 14th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

                  Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.


                  Melissa Brown said...

                  I love simple ice cream on a hot day.

                  Mel said...

                  I love anything with strawberry or pineapple! Thanks for all the links!

                  Barrie P said...


                  Unknown said...

                  Ice cream sundaes