Celebration Cake

Jul 2, 2012

Seriously, if these cakes didn't make you smile, I am not sure what will!

This isn't so much a recipe as it is just an idea to decorate a cake for a festive look.  I have seend it on Pinterest, but it seems the original idea came from the Betty Crocker website.

I made mini bundts because I got a great clearance deal on this pan and haven't gotten to use it yet.

Isn't this just a fun pan?  It has been screaming to be used!!

You can use whatever type of pan you got a deal on though.  You could even make one big cake.

But mini cakes are just so much more fun!

The only musts here are that you MUST use white cake mix.  Don't use yellow, it screws up the food coloring and you won't like the result.  After that, just have fun with it.

Or let the kids have fun with it ... mine sure did!

Mix your cake mix according the directions and then split into three bowls.  Color one bowl red, one blue and leave the other white.  I split the batter with one cup for red, one cup for blue, the remaining for white.

Next, and I highly recommend this step.  Put your batter into these little candy coating bottles.  It is so much easier to get the batter into the pan using these.  Much less mess. 

Don't have one of these fancy bottles (They are like $2 for 2 at Michael's), use the zip lock bag method.

Just cut the tip off one of the corners to pour into the pan.   First the red layer.

Next the white layer.

Finally, the blue.

Bake them for as long as the box tells you to - remember if you are using some sort of mini pan like this that they bake up quick!

Immediately remove from pan to cool completely.

Aren't they cute?  Next, have fun with icing.  I used canned iced, but you can make your own if you like.  Just microwave it to get it thin.  About 20 seconds is all you need. 

I did the white icing first.

Then the blue ...

Then the red.  Festive, right?

Here's the inside ... cute and yummy!  You culd make these for about any holiday.  Very easy and child friendly. 

These didn't last long at my house!

Happy 4th of July!



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