I can't believe a year has gone by since the last time I tried to make this cake. This time around I think it came out SO SO SO much better! Last year I made cake from a box...this year, given all the cakes I've been working on, I decided to do the whole thing from scratch. While I'm still on the search for the perfect white/yellow/butter - call it what you wish - cake...the recipe that I stumbled on in the May issue of Real Simple certainly did not disappoint!
I made five - nine inch cakes to pull this one off. The blue layer was baked all at once while the red and white layers were split into two 9 inch cake rounds and then sliced in half.
Hope you all had a Happy Independence Day!!
Now...on to make myself a birthday cake!!
P.S. - Here's a peek at what the cake looked like last year...