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Hooray for the red, white, and blue! We've got everything you need to pull off the perfect Independence Day bash..
You Will Need
- A 12- by 18-inch sheet cake
- 1 1/2 pt blueberries, washed
- 1 1/2 pt strawberries or raspberries, washed
- 6 c. frosting
- A serving plate
- Wax or parchment paper
- A serrated knife
- A spatula
- A toothpick
- A large pastry bag
- A star tip
Bake a sheet cake
Bake a sheet cake using your favorite recipe or cake mix. While the cake bakes, hull and slice the strawberries, if you're using them.
When the cake is done and cooled, transfer it to your serving plate. Put wax or parchment paper under the edges of the cake to keep the plate clean of frosting.
Using a spatula, frost the cake with vanilla or cream cheese frosting, real whipped cream, or whipped topping. Save enough frosting to fill a large pastry bag fitted with a star tip.
Outline the flag
Outline the pattern of the American flag on the cake using a toothpick.
Fill in the stars
Fill in the upper left-hand corner "star" section with a layer of blueberries.
Start the stripes
Place a row of raspberries or sliced strawberries across the upper edge of the cake to form the first red stripe.
Pipe a row of stars below the red berries to form the first white stripe.
Repeat until you have seven red and six white stripes. Serve or refrigerate.