FLAG CAKE

9 X 13 rectangle cake pan 1 boxed white vanilla cake mix water vegetable oil eggs called for on cake mix box red food color or gel blue food color or gel fresh raspberries fresh blueberries

CAKE FROSTING 2 cups salted butter - room temperature       (4 sticks) 1 cup vegetable shortening 10 cups powder sugar 4 tablespoons hot water 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Mix cake batter, then mix up color batter 1/3 red and 1/3 blue, leave 1/3 white.

Pour alternating dollops of color batter into a pan and swirl with a skewer.

Bake the cake 350 degrees for 28 minutes, check for doneness with a skewer.

Whip up the frosting in a mixer. 

Evenly spread the frosting on top and sides of the cake.

Place the blueberries in the upper left corner.

Place the raspberries point up in even rows down the cake.

Pipe stars using a large star tip down the cake in even rows and on sides. 

 Add frosting stars to the blueberries. 

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