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.
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!