Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

by Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Memorial Day is one of the very few moments that we get to commemorate all the American men and women who defended our country ever since the beginning of our liberty. They are the ones who kept us sleeping safe and sound at night with the new hope of having a bright morning on the very next day.

The unsung heroes of America are celebrated during this day. And what better way to celebrate their heroism and patriotism than to create a cake that represents the great American flag? This Patriotic Cake is the best Memorial Day Food to share with your family and to remind your children what this day is truly about.

Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

The Perfect Memorial Day Food To Help Celebrate The Unsung Heroes This Memorial Day

 

When we talk about Memorial Day, we remember the soldiers (whether or not on the battlefieldd) and the different wars. However, when we talk about Memorial Day food, cook outs usually come to mind, right?

So let me introduce to you a new regular to your memorial day food menu that is note-worthy (and taste-worthy!) to be handed down to the next generations. When the whole family gathers for a lunch out during this Memorial Day weekend, your Patriotic Cake will be the star among all the other memorial day food servings for sure!

This recipe is very easy to prepare and will be a sure hit with the kids.

Ingredients

3 boxes of white cake mix

1 bottle red food coloring

1 bottle blue food coloring

1 pack of white chocolate chips

1 pack of white sugar crystals

1 bowl of white frosting

(Note: Please prepare the frosting ahead. If you do not know how to make cake frosting on your own, you can also use the Frosting Recipe from our Red Velvet Cake Recipe.)

Materials

4 pcs. of 8-inched baking pans

1 pc. electric / manual mixer

5 pcs. mixing bowls

 

Procedure

1. Bake the Cakes.

A. Mix Together the 3 Boxes of White Cake Mix

1. Bake the Cakes. | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

Just simply follow the instructions on the box and you should be good to go.

 

B. Separate the Mixture into 4 Bowls

1. Bake the Cakes. | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

One for the white, one for the blue food coloring and two for the red food coloring.

 

C. Add the White Chocolate Chips with the Blue Mix

1. Bake the Cakes. | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

They will serve as the stars of the flag when you slice the finished cake ensemble.

Tip: Don’t forget to leave a handful for the decorations later!

 

D. Bake at 350 °F for About 30 Minutes

1. Bake the Cakes. | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

Put the different mixes in 4 separate pans and then bake.

 

2. Prepare the Cake Layers

A. Trim the Tops, and Then Slice the White Cake and One Red Cake in Half

2. Prepare the cake layers.. | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

Once the cakes have cooled, cut the white cake and one of the red cakes in half, creating 2 thinner layers.

 

B. Cut a 4-Inch Round on Some of the Cake Layers

2. Prepare the cake layers | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

Cut out a 4-inch diameter circle in the middle of one of the white cake layers and in one of the thinner red cake layers. Do the same in the middle of the blue cake. Be extra careful not to ruin the shape of the cake.

 

C. Lay down All the Cake Layers

2. Prepare the cake layers.. | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

Make sure that you have all these layers prepared in order to proceed to the next step of the recipe.

 

3. Assemble the Cake

A.) Arranging the Cake Layers

3. Assemble the cake. | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

Start with the red layer and add some white frosting. Then repeat with the white and another red layer. Top it with the ring of blue cake.

Tip: Make sure to follow the colors exactly, to achieve the American flag look!

 

B.) Finishing off the Top of the Cake Arrangement3. Assemble the cake. | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

Frost inside the ring and add the smaller white 4-inch layer, then frost again. Finish it off with the red layer to cover the top.

 

4. Decorate the Cake

A. Cover the Cake with Frosting

4. Decorate the cake. | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

Frost the top and sides of the cake.

 

B. Outline the Flag Pattern

4. Decorate the cake. | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

To create a flag pattern on top, use a knife and gently score stripes.

 

C. Fill in with Colors

c1. Crumbs

4. Decorate the cake. | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

Sprinkle the blue cake crumbs over the corner and red cake crumbs on the stripes. Sprinkle the white sugar crystals over the white stripes.

 

c2. White Chocolate Chips

4. Decorate the cake. | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

Place white chocolate chips over the blue corner for the white stars.

 

5. Done and Ready to Serve

5. Done and ready to serve. | Cooking Lessons: How To Make The Most Patriotic Cake This Memorial Day

Slice and behold, the great American flag!

 

If you would rather see the steps on video, check out this Memorial Day food, Patriotic Cake recipe by Allrecipes:

Making this cake will not only make you patriotic but will also make you an artistic one at that! For sure, people will start asking how you did it, but a simple wink will surely suffice! 🙂

This will serve as a great educational visual element for the kids and a delicious treat to be as a memorial day food, served with love.

Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.

~Pete Hegseth

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