Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Memorial Day. A time to remember those who lost their lives so that we may have freedom. A time to reflect on our country and what it stands for. A time to pay respects and honor by adorning stones with those beautiful colors of red, white, and blue. Memorial Day is a very special day. Praying today for all of the families who have lost loved ones so that I may have that my husband and two precious boys may have that America may have freedom.

In honor of those who have served or are still serving, our family is making this cake to show our appreciation for you and for our country. Thank you!!

Strawberry Poke Cake (Flag Cake)
1 white cake mix (Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on box)
1 box small box strawberry-flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1 container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Fresh strawberries

Fresh Blueberries

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Make cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Let cool completely.

Pierce cooled cake all over with fork. In small bowl, stir gelatin and boiling water until smooth; stir in cold water. Pour over cake. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Frost with whipped topping. Garnish with strawberries (halved) and blueberries as shown to make a flag design. Store covered in refrigerator.

America: Land of the FREE because of the BRAVE.