Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Adventures in cake, July 4th

Next Wednesday is a holiday here in the US.  Independence Day  is one of my favorite holidays.  What better way to celebrate than with cake!



This cake is from a few years ago, but it was really fun to make.  My inspiration came from these Wilton cupcakes.


The stripes were made with a large star tip.  I used a star shaped cookie cutter to trace on a piece of paper and covered it with wax paper and used royal icing to make the stars.  I know my blue isn't quite right, but I didn't have a darker version at the time and it was a last minute cake.


The stars on the side were made with the cookie cutter and then traced over with red and blue icing in a Wilton #3 tip.


The bottom border is just shells with the same large star tip used on the top.  I wanted to bring the color down so I used a petal tip to alternate the red and blue on the bottom.


I haven't decided what I am going to make this year.  What are you guys going to do?



This cake was featured at



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22 comments:

  1. Wow! We'll light fireworks in our driveway and invite some friends over for a cookout! Can you come?
    Jenny

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    1. Ha! I think if we left on Monday we might make it. Of course it would be us with two kids and two dogs.

      I think we may be cooking out, too.

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  2. this is great. Found you via the live laugh linky. I have linked in a beef dish. Have a super day.

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  3. That cake is so cute. As of the moment I don't have any plans for the 4th of July at all. It isn't coming up that quickly is it? :P

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    1. Thanks! It is coming up pretty quickly.

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  4. Hey there! Visiting you from the Financial Friday Linkup @ The Grant Life! What a cute cake! I personally prefer the lighter blue you used as opposed to the darker one. In summer, I think this lighter blue is more festive and bright for a party in the sunshine :-)

    I do hope you get to enjoy a similar cake this year! I'm considering making frozen chocolate-dipped grapes in red, white, and blue colored white-chocolate, but we shall see!

    Hope you get a chance to check out my blog sometime, would love to have you drop by!

    Sarah B Texas
    http://sarahbtexas.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! It is a much easier blue to make. I will have to check your blog out.

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  5. Very cute. I need to branch out with my cake stuff and try more frosting techniques. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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    1. Thanks! I love playing with different frosting techniques. You can get a lot of interesting textures and looks.

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  6. Very cute! You are good with icing. I don't know what we're doing yet for the holiday.

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    1. Thanks! We are still trying to figure out our plans, too.

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  7. Great job! Looks super cute and yummy!

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  8. Yummy! Stopping by via Shine On Fridays

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  9. Too cute and sounds delicious!!

    I featured your recipe on my blog today, feel free to come check it out :)
    http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/07/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-38.html

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! I will have a look.

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  10. Very cute cake! I wish one would appear right in front of me. Yum!

    Im featuring this tomorrow at my fourth of July roundup! :)

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