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FOURTH of July Berry Cake

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 at 2:14 pm in Cuisine.

Fourth of July Cake (Photo courtesy of BrightIdeas.com)
Too mouthwateringly adorable. We always make a flag cake for Fourth of July – and stars and stripes cookies too. So naturally, this photo on BrightIdeas.com caught our attention. Not sure about the recipe though, which involves layering squares of frozen pound cake with instant vanilla pudding and broken up Snickers bars. It sounds kinda like an ad for Sara Lee, Jell-O and the Mars company, which – surprise! – owns the Bright Ideas site. Better idea: use the gorgeous photo as inspiration for your own stars and stripes cake. It doesn’t matter what kind of cake you use for the base… mmmm, chocolate? Ice it in white buttercream (which is more picnic-friendly than the whipped cream BrightIdeas used), and adorn it with blueberries and strawberries or raspberries. This year we’re trying a Barefoot Contessa cake that uses obscene amounts of butter and cardiologist banned numbers of eggs, plus a cream cheese frosting and raspberries and bloobs. Yum. What’s on your Fourth of July menu?

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