Festive Flag Cake

Festive Flag Cake
Servings: 35 Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 25 mins to 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 Master Recipe for Celebration Cakes (recipe on www.familycirclecom)
  • 2 recipes Vanilla Buttercream (recipe follows)
  • Small candy-coated chocolate candies and small flags

Make It

1. Grease two 10 x 2-inch-round-cake pans; 7 x 2-1/2-inch springform pan. Line bottoms with waxed paper; grease paper. Fill springform with batter 1/2 inch from top. Divide remaining batter equally between 10-inch pans.

2. Bake the 3 cakes in 350 degrees F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until 10-inch cakes test clean with wooden pick. Remove 10-inch cakes from oven. Leave 7-inch cake in oven; cover loosely with foil. Bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until wooden pick tests clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove cakes to rack to cool. Trim 7-inch cake so top is flat.

3. Place one 10-inch cake, flat side down, on plate. Spread top with 1 cup buttercream. Place second 10-inch cake, flat side up, on top. Spread top with 1 cup buttercream. Trim top of 7-inch layer, to make even. Place, flat side up, on top. Frost cake with remaining buttercream. Decorate with flags and candies.

Vanilla Buttercream

Yield: about 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 16 ounce box confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Make It

1. Beat together confectioner's sugar, butter and vanilla in large bowl until smooth. Keep covered with plastic wrap until ready to use. Makes about 3 cups.