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Amazing Red White and Blue Cake Decorating Ideas
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Amazing Red White and Blue Cake Decorating Ideas

If you are looking for some patriotic dessert ideas, look no further than these amazing red, white and blue cake decorating ideas. These ideas are great for Memorial Day or Fourth of July when you are wanting to feel festive. Not only they are cute, but they also have excellent taste.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Amazing Red White and Blue Cake Decorating Ideas
Servings: 16
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For the Poke Cake

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 vegetable oil
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 box strawberry-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 box white chocolate-flavor instant pudding & pie filling mix
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1 container 8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

For the Firecracker Cake

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 vegetable oil
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons red gel food color
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons blue gel food color
  • 1/2 cup vanilla frosting from 16-oz container
  • 2 teaspoons blue and white candy sprinkles if desired

Instructions

Red, White, and Blue Poke Cake

  • Prepare the Pan and Preheat the Oven - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease your 13 x 9-inch cake pan with cooking spray.
  • Prepare the Cake - In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the cake mix, vegetable oil, water, and eggs. Mix until just combined.
  • Bake the Cake - Pour your cake into a prepared cake pan. Bake for 29-34 minutes or unit a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 20 minutes on the wire rack.
  • Prepare the Gelatin - In a medium bowl, stir the gelatin and hot water. Then, stir in the cold water. Using a fork, poke holes into the cake every 1/2 inch. Pour the gelatin over your cake, evenly distributing it. Lightly cover the cake and place it in the fridge for three to twelve hours.
  • Make the Pudding Mixture - In a large bowl, use a whisk to mix the pudding and milk. Gently fold in the whipped topping.
  • Decorate the Cake - Spread the whipped topping mixture evenly over the cake. Decorate the cake with blueberries and strawberries, making a flag design.

Firecracker Cake

  • Preheat the Oven and Prepare Your Pan - Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. Grease your bundt pan with cooking spray.
  • Prepare your Cake - Using an electric mixer, beat the cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs in a large bowl until combined. Place one cup of batter in a small bowl and add in one teaspoon of red food coloring. In another small bowl, place one cup of batter and add in blue food coloring.
  • Bake the Cake - Add the red batter, then the white batter, and then the blue batter to the cake pan. Bake for around 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes in the pan before flipping onto the wire rack, with parchment paper underneath.
  • Decorate the Cake - In three separate bowls, add 1/4 cup of frosting. Microwave the first bowl for 10-15 seconds then use a fork to drizzle it onto the cake. Microwave the second bowl for 10-15 seconds and add red food coloring, then drizzle on the cake.
  • For the third bowl, microwave for 10-15 seconds and add blue food coloring, then drizzle it on the cake. Add the red, white, and blue sprinkles, then let the cake set for 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

Store the poke cake lightly covered in the fridge for 3-5 days. You can also transfer it to an airtight container to store.
For the Firecracker cake, store it lightly covered at room temperature for 3-5 days. You can also store it in the fridge for up to seven days.
These cakes are great for making for patriotic holidays, and as a summertime red white, and blue birthday cake.
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