With that said, it meant that the actual baking part of this was super easy. I followed the cake directions, then split the batter into 3 bowls, and added food coloring to two of the bowls - blue & red. Then I spooned the colored batter into a Bundt pan without any real pattern or design - I just wanted it to look like a delicious patriotic explosion when you cut into the cake.
Here it is before it went into the oven...
...and when it came out:
Then I melted my can of vanilla icing and filled 3 plastic zipper bags with the soft icing. I made one bag red, one bag blue, and left one white, then cut a corner from each bag and went to town drizzling the colors back and forth across the cake. I topped the icing with red, white, & blue star sprinkles.
The result: a perfectly patriotic (and simple to make) cake that everyone went nuts for. Enjoy & stay hungry!