Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Patriotic Mini Star Cakes

"Oh, say can you see..."

These red, white and blue Mini Star Cakes make me feel all patriotic.
I made them with vanilla cake, whipped cream,
fresh berries and strawberry sauce.

They would be a fun treat for your Memorial Day BBQ
or Fourth of July celebration!


Making Mini Star Cakes

Prepare your favorite vanilla cake batter. Divide the batter equally into 3 bowls. Use food coloring to make one bowl of batter red and one blue. Bake as directed and cool. (I baked mine in 8 inch square pans.) While the cake is baking, make your whipped cream and strawberry sauce.

Whipped Cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
In a large bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until stiff peaks form. (Do not over-beat, cream will become lumpy and butter-like.)  Store in the refrigerator.

Strawberry Sauce
  • 2 cups pureed strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice

Level your cake tops if needed.
Use a star cookie cutter to make star shapes from each cake layer.

 
Remove the cake scraps around the outside of the stars.
(I'll show you what to make with these later!)
Use a spatula to transfer a red star to a plate.


 Put your whipped cream in a decorating bag, and snip off the tip.
Cover the star with whipped cream: Make an outline, then fill it in.


 Arrange sliced strawberries on top. 


 Layer with a white cake star. Cover with whipped cream and blueberries.

 
Layer with a blue cake star. Cover with whipped cream and strawberry sauce
(let it drip down the sides). Garnish with strawberries and blueberries.


Now let's make something with those cake scraps...
Mini Trifles!

Cut the cake scraps into cubes.
Layer all ingredients in a glass or mason jar, in the same order as above.

 
If you aren't a fan of whipped cream and fruit on your cake, you could put frosting between the cake layers instead and sprinkles on the top.

 

 Enjoy!

I link up at these fun weekly parties.

And these holiday link parties...

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38 comments:

  1. I like it, What type of cake is it?

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  2. Adorable! I'd love for you to link it up at my party!

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  3. I new I needed to add a star cookie cutter to my collection!

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  4. Oh my, these look incredible!

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  5. I love this! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Super cuteness. I have many addictions--one is STARS. I LOVE these! And I really want to eat some right now...yummm...

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  7. Robin, I love these! You are so talented...these are perfect for this weekend and July 4th. Thanks so much for sharing! Maybe, just maybe I'll get the courage to try them. :-)

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    xo
    Pat

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  8. Oh my cuteness I love these! I would love for you to link this up to my Feature Friday Linky Party.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/05/feature-friday-linky-party-southern_24.html

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  9. Hi Robin, I found these on Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons! I have actually seen somewhere else too...and I love them! I ahve had a great time clickin aorund your blog and I an your newest follower! I would love it if you would link up and my linky party going on now~
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  10. These look awesome!
    Very creative idea and the result is mouth-watering

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  11. What a fabulous idea for a 4th of July cake. I'm always impressed by your work. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  12. going to pick the last of the strawberries tomorrow and the beginning of the blue berry crop this would be perfect

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  13. These are adorable. I must make this!

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  14. Oh my goodness! These are awesome! and perfect for memorial day weekend! We'd love it if you would come share your ideas at our link party this weekend! -The Sisters
    http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/05/strut-your-stuff-saturday-link-party_25.html

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  15. I never thought about using cookie cutters on cake! I'm totally going to do this! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Great way to celebrate all Military personnel on their day.

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  17. I LOVE this idea!!!! It looks so YUMMY!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  18. Robin, this is one bEaUtIfUl recipe creation!! LOVE the red, white & blue!! It's almost too pretty to eat! I would be delighted for you to share this with my readers over at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/05/mop-it-up-mondays-18.html

    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  19. oh they are so cute, and they sound yummy too!

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  20. Beautiful and yummy too! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Hi,

    I’ve started My Sweet Party, where I every month host a party with a theme (MAY theme is CHOCOLATE). The party is ongoing the entire duration of the month and then I will choose my top three favourites and feture those blogs. I would LOVE you to join My Sweet Party!

    http://meandmysweets.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/my-sweet-party-chocolate-cake-love.html

    XXX
    Johanna

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  22. These are so cute! I've never thought about using cookie cutters on cake before! I'd love for you to share it at my new linky party:
    http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/05/tuesdays-tidbits-2.html

    Thanks -
    Sarah
    {htt[://www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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  23. Robin, I'm so happy you came to the party and linked up! Featuring you today at the Patriotic Round-Up! {http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/05/patriotic-round-up-get-ready-for-summer.html#}

    Thanks bunches for stopping by & visiting!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  24. Yum! That looks good...perfect for summer. I'd love it if you would consider sharing it with our Summer Recipes linky party. We're two blogs sharing one combined linky party for double exposure.

    Shasta
    http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/summer-recipes-and-all-stars-linky.html

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  25. love the idea of cutting cake up with cookie cutters (and eating the leftovers) - would be the perfect idea for a "rodeo" or "superhero" party! - I found you via linky - I've joined your site, and off to have a good look around the blog - yay - would love you to come visit me (& join if you can - it'll help make my husband shush about all the time I spend crafting/blogging!):
    http://partycraftsecrets.blogspot.com/

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  26. These are so cool! I would love for you to link this up at Well Crafted Wednesdays! You can find the it here:

    http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2012/05/well-crafted-wednesdays-link-party-6.html

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  27. Robin, you just continually impress me!!! Yet another great idea of yours going right to my pinterest boards! =)

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    1. Thanks so much, Glory! That means a lot coming from you...I love your blog! :0)

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  28. Star studded for the holiday!!!
    I'm inspired to make Strawberry Starcakes now!!

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  29. I want to come to your Fourth of July party! These are gorgeous!

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  30. Beautiful and yummy too! Thanks for sharing harga hp

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  31. Love these! =)

    All of your cake designs are great!

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  32. I love this idea. Looks yummy what a great idea. I appreciate your work. Thanks so much.

    Patriotic Cookie Cutters

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