Care of Elissa at 17 and Baking.
Except, I have a confession to make. As I was dog-sitting this weekend (yay!) I was not at home and wasn’t sure how this project would pan out. I also didn’t want to use all of my friend’s baking supplies nor did I want to have to buy all the necessary cake ingredients to have to lug the leftovers back home. I turned to Betty. Yes. Betty Crocker. Don’t judge.
Start with one box- make two 9-inch white layer cakes.
Make the second box, but divide in half, dye one red, one blue.
Make sure you have a supervisor…
Let cakes cool completely, I actually stored mine in the fridge overnight to relax before I started assembly.
Cut one of the white cakes and the red cake into two layers (you will have an extra white layer cake, do with it what you’d like.)
Layer one red layer and one white layer with frosting in between.
This is where is gets interesting.
Using a mug or large circle cookie cutter, cut a ring in the blue cake, leaving about a 2 inch outside ring, and using the same size, cut the remaining red & white layers and keep the inside of the ring.
Place the blue ring on top of the cake, frost the inside edge and then frost inbetween the red & white small layers and place that inside the blue ring.
This is where I began to get nervous. Boxed cake is not the sturdiest and the blue was starting to crack. I though the whole thing was going to flop over. Instead, I chilled it for a bit longer and then slathered on the frosting.
It worked!! There may or may not have been some expletives of joy shouted at this point, how very Martha Stewart of me.