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Strawberry Jam Flag Poke Cake

Ingredients For Cake

  • 1 white cake mix
  • eggs oil/butter, and water as called for on cake mix box

For the Strawberry Sauce:

Instructions

  • Prepare cake mix and bake according to package directions in a 9"x13" pan (We have an awesome covered one from Wilton for cookouts!)
  • When cake is done cooking, allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Poke cake all over with a wooden spoon or fork.
  • Pour slightly warmed Gloria's Strawberry Jam over the top of the cake and spread evenly to fill all the holes.
  • Cover cake and allow to cool in fridge for about an hour
Directions for Decorating:
 
Here are the approximated dimensions:
Blue area of stars: 3.5 in. in width, 5.5 in. length
 
Stripes: 0.5 in width (13 stripes {7 red, 6 white}) Starting with red at the top, and ending with red at the bottom.
 
Stars: 6 columns of 5 stars, 5 columns of 4 stars, alternating. Start with a column of 5, and end with a column of 5. (total of 50 stars).

 

Ingredients for Decorating:

5-6 cups of frosting

Wilton Royal Blue and Wilton Christmas Red Icing Coloring

3 Fat Daddio's piping bags 

Wilton #21 piping tip for stars 

Wilton #10 piping tip for stripes

Directions:

Frost a thin layer of frosting over the cake. Put in the refrigerator or freezer until the frosting is set, just a few minutes. 

Mark lines if preferred on the cake to show the stripes and star area. This is helpful as a guide when you're frosting and will help keep it even. I used a bench scraper with a ruler to mark my lines.

Divide frosting in 3 bowls to color. For blue you'll need about 1 cup. The remainder should be split between red and white.

Fill 3 piping bags with the colors, and attach a round tip (Wilton 10).

Hold the bag so the tip opening is vertical (at a 90 degree angle to the cake).  Squeeze the frosting out while moving the tip up and down to create a ruffle. Continue in a straight line across the cake.

Repeat for all 13 stripes.

After the stripes are done, fill in the blue area with 7 stripes (to match the stripes next to it). 

Attach a star tip to the bag of white frosting. Pipe the 50 stars. (6 columns of 5, and 5 columns of 4).

 

Image and Recipe credit to: sprinkledwithjules.com

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