Anyway, this is the recipe I used for the cake base. Since this tutorial is not revolving around the base of the cake, I'm just going to include the ingredients...sorry, no step-by-step instructions...just mix everything together in the order listed and then bake at 350 for 45 minutes:
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups Coca Cola® (feel free to substitute with warm water if using coke in a recipe makes you squeamish!)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup vegetable oil (or 2/3 cup oil and no applesauce)
1/3 cup applesauce (or 2/3 cup applesauce and no oil)
2 Tbsp distilled white or apple cider vinegar
Take your "cake base" and allow it to cool. Once cool, flip it over onto a nice platter like so:
The tofu cream cheese is a little hard so I let it sit out for a bit (around half an hour) before I work with it.
While that is in the mixer, wash your fruit. It is very very important that the fruit is dry by the time you place it on your cake...
Good--time to add the stars and stripes! Take your DRY blueberries and place them in the top left corner of the cake. Obviously, on a 9x13 cake, you will not be able to get 50 "stars" but you can pretend :)