Cut a 5 1/2-in.-diameter round from middle of 1 frozen cake layer (you won't need the round). Place other cake layer on a serving plate; spread top with 1/2 cup frosting. Spoon 1/2 cup frosting into a bowl, cover and reserve.
Place ring of cake on top of frosted layer. Carefully frost inside and outside of ring (be sure entire inside is coated), then frost sides of both cake layers. Set tiles around pool with fingers or tweezers.
Remove 1 Tbsp frosting from reserved 1/2 cup frosting; set aside. Tint remaining frosting blue. Spread with a small metal spatula into waves around bottom layer of cake. Refrigerate at least 60 to set frosting.
Prepare gelatin as directed on box for speed-set. When ice cubes are removed, use a 1/4-cup measure or small ladle and slowly fill the pool up to about 1/4 in. from the top. Refrigerate 2 hours or until gelatin is very firm.
Using the cover photograph as a guide and about 1 tsp of the remaining 1 Tbsp frosting as glue, assemble the diving boards and lounge chairs; set aside to dry. Cut towels from gum sticks; warm a fruit chew in your hand and roll it into a beach ball. For striped raft, trim red licorice bite and glue a red strip in place for pillow. Set aside.
Bears: Divide remaining frosting among 3 cups and tint blue, red and yellow. Using a toothpick or small paintbrush, paint bathing suits and features on Teddy Grahams. Set aside to dry.
Palm trees: For each tree, cut green belt candy into a 2-in.-long strip. For fronds, make five 1-in.-long cuts at one end. Roll up strip; set uncut end into a green Life Saver.
Up to 60 before serving: Set diving boards, furniture, accessories and bears in place; refrigerate.
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