Monday, July 5, 2010

A Salute to the Flag Cake

My first 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.)


Little Gray Pixel said...

That looks delish!

Pokie said...

I made Paul his first marshmallow sandwich the other day. He said it was "weird." Did we ever make those? So wish I could have shared with him grandmothers icing. That would have been a yummy treat for CC!

Cathi said...

A delightful 4th of July cake indeed Laura!!
We're big on fresh fruit at our house so I'd think your cake would be a hit!
Pokie, my daughter-in-law makes peanut butter and marshmallow cream sandwiches for out grandkids and they love them. She evidently had them when she was growing up. My kids grew up on peanut butter and honey sandwiches but their dad was a beekeeper so we kinda had a big supply of honey. heehee

YvonneinLA said...

It turned out great!! So cute. I have to admit, I love coolwhip. I used to make a cake filled with strawberries, cool, whip and vanilla pudding. Ummm, cool whip.

L. Cano said...

Great job! It looks yummy and I bet Ian and CC enjoyed it!!

L.A. Story said...

Thanks so much! It was actually really good and super easy. I love Cool Whip, too! And vanilla pudding sounds awesome.

I don't think we ever made marshmallow sandwiches, Barbara -- I love peanut butter and honey, too, Cathi! -- but I can't think of graham crackers without thinking of your grandmother's icing. :)


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