Flag Cake

Flag Cake

"This impressive cake makes for a pretty presentation on a Memorial Day table. It conveniently starts with a boxed cake mix, then is topped with a sweet homemade frosting. --Glenda Jarboe, Oroville, California"
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40 m servings
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  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  2. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, combine the shortening, sugar, water, salt and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 5-8 minutes or until fluffy. Place one cake on a serving plate; spread with 2/3 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake.
  3. In a small bowl, combine 2/3 cup frosting and blue food coloring. In another bowl, combine 1-2/ cups frosting and red food coloring. Fill pastry or plastic bag with 1/4 cup white frosting; cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and set aside.
  4. Frost cake top and sides with remaining white frosting. With blue frosting, frost a 3-in. section in the upper left corner of the cake. Pipe white starts over blue frosting. Fill another pastry or plastic bag with red frosting; cut a large hole in the corner of the bag. Pipe stripes across top of cake.

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Turned out nice, but I'd appreciate any tips you all have on making red icing. I used Wilton's No Taste Red and I used a lot of the coloring, but it's still a bit pinkish.

I made this for Memorial Day. I made the cake in a jelly roll pan. Mixed a jar of Fluff(marshmellow cream) and a softened 8 oz pkg of cream cheese together and frosted the cooled cake(left cake ...

This was the first flag cake I have ever made. My kids helped decorate and the cake was absolutely a winner at our home. This is a tradition for us now!

This was a big hit at our Command's Memorial Day picnic. I did have to thicken the icing so it wouldn't slide off, but otherwise a terrific patriotic dessert :)

This recipe was fun and easy for the family. I did however use licorice for the stripes and thicken just the blue so it would not run. My kids loved it

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