The Very Pink and Patriotic Strawberry Blast-Off Cake by Charles Phoenix

Blast off cake

Pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix has stepped back into his Test Kitchen to make a very patriotic and very pink “Strawberry Blast-Off Cake” for the Fourth of July. He says to “serve with great Americana pride!!!”

…I marched to the nearest supermarket and filled the basket with all things strawberry; fresh strawberries, frozen strawberries, strawberry cake mix and strawberry ice cream. YUM!

And because everybody knows strawberries go SO well with cheesecake, I threw in one of Sara Lee’s finest, too.

I grabbed plenty of Betty Crocker cream cheese frosting, more baskets of fresh strawberries and enough food coloring to tint the whole world pink.

At the check-out, I spotted those little toothpick flags we all love so much so I threw in a few packets of those, too. Not only is this cake going to be pink, it’s going to be patriotic!

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff