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Happy Canada Day Cake with Bunting Tutorial

Happy 148th Canada Day!  

Here is a dessert idea that you can bake up while you get the kids busy on making a cake bunting.

Cake  (to serve 24)
  • 1 white cake mix  (18.25 ounces or 461 grams)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1  1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Prepare an 11 X 14 pan by spraying with baking spray and placing a piece of parchment paper at the bottom of the pan.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl of a mixer.  
  4. Beat together wet ingredients and pour into dry ingredients and beat for 3 - 4 minutes on medium.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.
  6. Cool on wire rack
Whipped Cream Topping
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  1. Combine the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl, beat until smooth. Add vanilla and combine.
  2. Fold in whipped cream and then marshmallows.
Berry Topping
  • 1 can light and fruity cherry pie filling
  • 2 pounds sliced strawberries
  1. Combine pie filling and strawberries.

  1. Remove cake from pan and put bottom side up on a serving tray.
  2. Fill a large piping bag with cream topping, cut a hole large enough for the mini marshmallows to fit through and pipe an edge all around the top of the  cake and then fill in with remaining filling.  The edge should be a bit higher than the center so that the berry topping stays on. 
  3. Spoon topping over the cream topping.  
  4. Place the banner on the cake and refrigerate until serving time.  

Let your banner fly high!

To make the bunting, save the photo below and then print it out on a full sheet of paper. 
Cut along the faint lines and fold each letter in half.  Use glue to attach to twine.  

Cut a small slit half way through a straw near the top to anchor the twine in. 
Wrap the twine around fly your bunting across your cake.

Have a safe and happy Canada Day everyone!


  1. What a beautiful cake! Happy Canada Day! When I see all the hardship people suffer in other countries, I feel so blessed to live in this wonderful country.

    1. Me too..............Shirley

    2. Blessed indeed! Lovella, your cake looks divine :) Wishing all Canadians a very Happy Canada Day!

      Anna (Toronto)

  2. This is beautiful. Wondering how the cherries and strawberries taste together. I guess if I try it I will find out!

  3. Ah - this is so great. I love the bunting and the cake looks delicious - wow!!!

  4. This looks Yumm~i~li~cious!!!! I will have to give it a try ~ thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day!

  5. This cake was a big hit at our July 4th celebration! I love getting your wonderful recipes! I have had a problem finding a pan that is 11x14. So I am confused about the cake pan size. Mennonite in Kansas :)


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