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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Red, White & Blue Cake ~

**Great idea for a military family's gift!**

~Cake~
2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3 1/2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk
1 t vanilla extract
4 egg whites
Frosting (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease and flour a 9x13 baking pan. In a large bowl,
Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening,
2/3 cup of milk and the vanilla into a large mixing
bowl. Beat 2 minutes on high speed, scraping bowl
occasionally. Add remaining milk and the egg whites;
beat 2 minutes high speed scraping bowl occasionally.
Pour batter into pan, Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until
a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

~Frosting~
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup water
1 T light corn syrup
1/8 t salt
2 egg whites
1 t vanilla extract
confectioners sugar, if required

Combine sugar, water, corn syrup, and salt in a
saucepan; stir until well blended. Boil slowly
without stirring until mixture will spin a
long thread when a little is dropped from a
spoon (hold the spoon high above saucepan).
In a large bowl, beat egg whites with a mixer
until they are stiff, but still moist. Pour
hot syrup slowly over egg whites while
beating. Continue until mixture is very
fluffy, and will hold its shape. Add vanilla,
and beat until blended. If icing does not
seem stiff enough, beat in 2 or 3 tablespoons
confectioners sugar 1 tablespoon at a time
until stiff enough to hold its shape.
Spread on cake.

~Decorating~
Spread the icing generously over the completely
cooled cake. In the top left hand corner of
the frosted cake, arrange the blueberries into
an outline of a rectangle that is 5 inches wide
and 4 inches tall. Press the berries down into
the frosting. Fill the blueberry outline in with
the remaining blueberries. The blueberries will
look best if placed in rows, the icing between
them will resemble stars. Place strawberry halves
cut side down in rows going across the cake
horizontally. The bottom stripe of the flag is
red, so start the first row at the bottom. Be
sure to press the berries down into the frosting
so the stripes will not be raised above the
fluffy frosting.
Great idea for a military family's gift!
Use for 4th of July picnic/party too.

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For gift giving bake cake in a decorative disposable
aluminum covered pan. Leave baked cake in pan.
Embellish pan with ribbon. Add recipe card.


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