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Monday, May 30, 2011
Fresh Fruit Flag Cake
This may be the most liked birthday cake that I have ever made for one of my children's parties. I constantly have people asking me how I made it and if I will have it again. Both my kids have birthdays on holiday weekends. Paige is on Memorial Day and Parker is on Labor Day. I never do the same cake twice, but this layered cake may just have to be a repeat soon! The cake itself is rich a moist, filled with custard and fresh strawberries and topped off with cool whip and fresh berries........delicious is all I can say to sum it up. Simply delicious.
2 boxes of Pillsbury French Vanilla Cake Mix (prepared as directed in 2 9x13" cake pans and cooled)
1 box of Jell-O Instant French Vanilla Pudding Mix (prepared as directed and chilled to firm)
1 carton of fresh strawberries (rinsed and sliced into 4 vertical slices)
1 large tub of Cool Whip (thawed)
1 carton of blueberries (rinsed)
1 carton of raspberries (rinsed)
-Flip out the first cake onto a large rectangular serving platter (or a large piece of cardboard covered in aluminum foil if you don't have one) Spread a decent layer of pudding evenly across it, keeping about 2" from the edge (the weight of the 2nd cake and toppings will squish it out to the edge for you). Then cover with spaced strawberry slices. Gently place the 2nd cake on top and cover with a sloppy slather of Cool Whip-as thick as you prefer. Then use the raspberries to represent the stripes and the blueberries to represent the stars. Serves 20. Enjoy!