Monday, July 5, 2010
A Salute to the Flag Cake
In honor of July 4 yesterday, I decided to bake the festive Flag Cake.
Of course, I decided this on a whim, while at Target buying totally different items. I had a general idea of what the ingredients were, but I figured the recipe would be floating around somewhere. I mean, it was the Fourth of July after all.
Wouldn't there be displays with all the items right there in one presumptuous, er, convenient place?
Cut to me 10 minutes later with my head stuck in one of the freezer door compartments tossing around every Cool Whip tub, searching in vain for the simple recipe. I must have looked insane.
I was desperate. CC had caught a cold on Friday and had been home-bound all weekend, so I needed something to perk up our little holiday now that fireworks were out of the question.
Well, I did the best I could, gathering all the ingredients I thought would make a tasty summer cake.
When I got home, I announced my plans to Ian and CC.
"Yay cake!" CC said.
"A flag cake?" Ian asked. "What's in it?"
"I'm not totally sure," I answered.
That was not the fireworks-filled parade of delight I was expecting, but I guess he had a point.
I forged ahead anyway, and truth be told, it was pretty yummy. And easy, too.
(Click here for the recipe.)