Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The 4th of July Cake...

This is for you Jakob and Larissa!

The kids and I had a great time!  Thank you!

I started beating the butter and shortening and added the powdered sugar and it looked like a snuff house!  Not that I would know?  ;-)

I started just throwing it in but then remembered that I have to sift the powdered sugar.

The cake was cooling on the side.

Got strawberries and blueberries and almost fainted at the price!  My gosh!

Here is my phone all snuffed out!

I am gradually adding the powdered sugar and it is all over the place!

I love my machine.  It does the hard work for me!  I just kept stirring it and it turned out really light and fluffy.

I took the cake out of the pan to cool completely.

I added this Raspberry essence to cut the sweetness of all that sugar.

Bleep bleep bleep!  I broke the cake while transferring it to the carrying case.

It's almost 6:30pm and we have to be there at 7pm.  No way!

I torted the cake.  I was so scared but did a good job!  Then it broke!  Anyway, I took Raspberry jam and melted it in the microwave and then spread it all over the cake.

Time to put the other layer on top.

Now it is time to start icing this bad boy!

It's iced but I screwed up which took me about 10 minutes to correct.  I placed the wax paper strips too far under the cake and with it being all broken up; I took a lot of the icing off.

This is white but looks yellow here.  I have never glazed anything foodwise and was doing so here.  I have my blueberries going on.

Then I started with the strawberries.

I piped stars but they suck!

Here is the final American Flag cake.  One of the guys at the party asked if there were indeed '51' stars and I retorted by telling him to count them himself!  Ha!  Everyone laughed. (There are 50; not on my cake but on a flag!)

See how straight my torting was?  FYI:  Torting a cake is when you cut it in half to put a filling in.  It just freaks me out but it turned out this time!

Thanks Aunt Dorothy for making this cake last year and telling me how!

Now, off to bed as it is 1:14am and I need to get up at 6am to tidy up and bake my Mini Cheesecakes, Brownies, make my dipped strawberries and make a 7 Layer Mexican dip.  Thanks Lizzie for the idea of the dip and to Isra for the idea of the strawberries and my Ali for the Brownie idea!

Thanks for stopping by and I will get back to quilting very soon here!


Vickie said...

Looks good enough to eat! Hope it was delicious!

Chick Flick Journal said...

yummy and creative. i love that you put the pictures in detail. hehe not 51 starts for sure