Thursday, June 16, 2016

Planning a Red, White, and Blue Cake for July

Our church is hosting a Community Veteran's Appreciation program on July 1st. Guess who volunteered to bring a half sheet cake? Yes, ME! Here is my master cake plan:
Cake and Filling Flavors
  • White lemonade cake is a white cake with lemon juice and lemon zest  added to the cake batter.
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice, lemon zest,  and pureed strawberries will also be in the strawberry lemonade buttercream filling.
  • Fresh blueberry compote, yum! The blueberries will be with cooked sugar and just a hint of lemon juice to balance out the sweetness. 
  • The blue velvet and strawberry cake layers are box mixes. Yep, I am taking a short cut. Applesauce will replace half of the oil and make a lower fat, moist cake. Mayonnaise can also be used for half of the oil too,  but then you won't have a lower fat cake! It's totally up to you. 
Fondant Stars and a Ruffled Border
 After searching through dozens of patriotic cake photos, this is the plan that I have decided to use
Top view of the cake
Butter cream frosting in white and blue.
Fondant stars using graduated, star cookie cutters
Side view of cake
Layered buttercream ruffles piped over white buttercream frosting. 

I will bake the cake on June 30th. Watch for the post!