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July 4th Cake


Fresh, flavorful berries star on this July 4th cake. An easy decorating project for beginners, you only need to pipe icing stars! Sliced strawberries and blueberries add the red and the blue to your Ready-To-Use White Decorator Icing borders.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

Grease cake pan. Coat lightly with flour; set aside. Prepare cake mix as directed on package. Spread batter into prepared pan.

Step 2

Bake at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

Step 3

Place cake on serving plate. Ice cake with frosting. Cut strawberries lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Arrange on top of cake as shown in photo.

Step 4

Pipe remaining frosting through star decorating tip to outline a smaller star shape on top center of cake. Pipe a second row of stars next to the first. Place blueberries inside frosting outline. Pipe additional frosting through star tip for border on cake as pictured. Brush fruit with jelly if desired.

Step 5

How to Make Stars: Using disposable decorating bag and star tip 18, hold bag straight up-and-down, 1/8 inch above surface. Squeeze until star is formed, then stop pressure and pull tip away. Stars will be neatly formed if you stop squeezing before you pull tip away.

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1 box cake mix (any flavor (2-layer size))

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1 quart strawberries (fresh)

blueberries

1 pint blueberries (fresh)

currant or apricot jelly

1/3 cup currant or apricot jelly (melted (optional))

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July 4th Cake is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crowd pleaser for sure! Highly recommended design. I made this using a a triple layer vanilla bean family recipe. I loaded the bottom layer with fresh strawberry filling and the top layer with MI blueberry filling. I doubled the icing suggested. I wish I had dressed the top with the strawberries and blueberries at the party, there was very (very) slight bleeding. The cake weighed a considerable amout, thanks to my Wilton cake carrier we arrived in one piece. Overall a winner. Thanks, Wilton for the inspiration!
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a great cake to teach a child on. I made 3 of these cakes all in different flavors but with the same basic design for July 4th. My 12 year old neice and my 12 year old son wanted to learn so this was a great pan to teach them with. We had alot of fun...we each added our own flare to the cake while we designed them. They were the talk of the day. What a great family memory.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i did this cake for our church July 4th party and everyone loved it. I couldn't get the strawberries to look like the picture, but I would definitely try it again...maybe with different fruit next time...like raspberries and blackberries!
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy, delicious and perfect for summer! I used Wilton's White Chocolate Cream Cheeese icing recipe and it tastes wonderful with the fresh fruit. I have made this cake multiple times and it is always a hit!
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is really good with yellow cake covered with whipped cream and then the fruit. Becoming a July tradition for us.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to make and tastes great! Everyone loves a fresh cake in the summer! Very festive.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes a beautiful presentation.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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