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 Serving Size  : 50   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2                    18 1/4 oz pkg yellow cake mi
    3                    Medium-size firm, ripe banan
      1/4   c            Lemon juice -- freshly squeez
    2       pt           Strawberries -- fresh, washed
                         - dried and hulled
   24       oz           Heavy cream
      1/3   c            Confectioners sugar
    1 1/2   c            Blueberries -- fresh
   One hour ahead: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 15 1/2 x 10 1/2
   x 1 jelly-roll pans; line with wax paper; grease paper. Prepare cake
   batter according to package directions, working with one package at a
   time. Spread batter in prepared pans; bake 15 to 20 minutes until
   wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert cake
   layers onto wire racks; peel off paper; cool. In medium size bowl,
   toss banana slices with lemon juice. Pour off excess juice; set
   bananas aside. Slice about 24 well shaped strawberries lengthwise in
   half; reserve for top of cake. Coarsely chop remaining strawberries;
   set aside. In large bowl with electric mixer at high speed beat cream
   until soft peaks form; gradually beat in sugar until stiff. Spoon
   half whipped cream into second bowl; fold in chopped strawberries.
   Set both creams aside. Place one cake layer on large serving platter;
   tuck strips of wax paper under cake to keep platter clean. Using
   spatula, spread strawberry cream over cake; top with second cream
   cake layer. Spread plain cream over top and sides of cake; carefully
   remove wax paper strips. In top left hand corner of cake, using tip
   of sharp knife, mark 7 1/2 x 5 rectangle. Place blueberries in even
   rows in the rectangle to form stars of the flag. To from stripes,
   alternate rows of strawberries and bananas, overlapping fruit in each
   row as necessary. Chill until serving time, up to 2 hours. Cut into 2
   x 1 1/2 pieces to serve.
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