I love to bake, but I don’t have near enough time to serve as many homemade desserts as I’d like. Whether it’s for entertaining or for a regular weekday night, a store-bought dessert can be a time-saver. Just because it’s store-bought doesn’t mean you can’t fancy it up and make it special!
I wanted to show a few different ways to “plus up” your store-bought desserts, so I went out and bought a few of my favorites. These special touches with COOL WHIP can add flair and flavor to any dessert.
Here we have fruit pizza, brownies and Strawberry pie- several kid-friendly and family favorite treats:
To achieve a perfect dollop, spoon your COOL WHIP into a large Ziploc bag and cut a bit of the corner off to make a quick and fuss-free pastry bag! Look how this plain supermarket Strawberry pie has been transformed into something extra-special.
Sometimes a simple dollop of COOL WHIP is all you need, but I often like to add toppings like fresh fruit, nuts, sprinkles and sauces. Here’s a plain brownie with added excitement!
A few dollops of COOL WHIP on a fresh fruit pizza is one of my favorites. The beautiful colors of the variety of fresh fruit with the added dollops of COOL WHIP look suited for a special occasion, but literally only took me two minutes to add the special touches.
I am all for homemade desserts, but when I’m in a time crunch or don’t feel like baking, I know that I can add my own touches to create that extra-special feeling of a homemade dessert.
How do you “plus up” store-bought desserts?
If you haven’t yet, check out the April issue of Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple or Everyday Food for my COOL WHIP ad! To see behind-the-scenes video of our photo shoot for the ad and for more recipes, visit COOL WHIP’s facebook page.
I am working in partnership with the COOL WHIP brand and I am receiving compensation for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own.