Might I tempt you with a delicious recipe?? I thought so! I posted this A Patriotic Flag Cake Recipe on my blog a few days ago and wanted to share it with you crafty peeps too. Just looking at this picture makes my mouth begin to water!
I decided that I really wanted to make one of those 4th of July cakes that I’ve seen various places online. But I wanted it to be pretty easy and not too time consuming. So I just kind of mixed and matched a little something together. Here’s how I made this gloriously delicious cake.
1 box cake mix (I used Betty Crocker’s French Vanilla)
I made the 9×13 inch version according to Ms. Betty’s directions. You could surely make your own homemade cake but like I said, I wanted fast and easy. Thank you, Betty C. Let the cake cool completely.
In the meantime, I was on the search for the creamy frosting part of the cake. I knew I wanted to make homemade whipped cream but also wanted cream cheese with it. HEALTHY, I know. 🙂 So after extensive Googling and a little bit of frustration I finally found this recipe and trust me, IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT. It was like we were meant to be together.
Cream Cheese Whipped Frosting
1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together until smooth.
In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
Oh deary me. If I didn’t just happily celebrate my 9th wedding anniversary, I would consider marrying this frosting. It’s SO good.
So I took some of the whipped cream and generously spread it onto the top of the cooled cake. Then I added a whole bunch of blueberries in the shape of a square. I had sliced the strawberries in half, then I lined them up in rows, kind of overlapping each other, with a space in between the rows.
Finally I took the rest of the delectable cream cheese whipping cream frosting and put it into a big ziplock bag and snipped a hole in the corner (because I’m fancy like that) and basically piped the frosting in between the rows of strawberries. And the big sloppy blobby “star” wanna-be thingies on top of the blueberries. Ta da!
At the family BBQ we wanted to make an exciting presentation when we brought the cake out, so we decided to add sparklers!
Woo hoo! Still dreaming of how yummy that cake was…..