Friday, May 26, 2023

Ina Gets It Done Again πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Ina's flag cake deserves its own post. It is a true classic. You can find the recipe here.

I did make some changes. I wasn't entertaining hundreds of people at my pre-Memorial Day barbecue last weekend, so I opted to make the cake in a 9" by 13" dish instead of the half sheet pan that Ina uses. And I used an old favorite recipe - The Joy of Cooking's fabulous White Cake. It's not my recipe to give, but email me if you want me to send it to you. 
I also did not need boatloads of icing (well maybe 1/2 a boatload), so I used 3/4's of Ina's Cream Cheese Icing recipe. Quick! What is three quarters of 1 1/2 lbs of cream cheese?*
It IS a pain to figure out three quarters of one pound of confectioner's sugar (still with me?) in cups** (or 12 oz.), so I did weigh that.  

One other wrinkle. My star nozzle was bent and wonky, so I had to redo the stars part of the flag cake. Instead of the top left of the cake having Ina's blue background with white stars, I ended up with a white icing background and blue stars. More icing though! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Make the cake and icing a day before, but decorate it with all the fruit the day you're serving it.
Enjoy your weekend and remember all the brave souls who we are honoring this Monday. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

* 1.125 lbs of Cream Cheese OR more usefully 1 lb of cream cheese plus 2 tablespoons. 
** It's about 2 3/4 cups of confectioners sugar.

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