I love the colors of Red, White, and Blue… and love being able to incorporate them into a cake!

I especially love being able to celebrate this great nation of ours.


This design is pretty old school, as my close personal friend Buddy the Cake Boss likes to say.

And when I say close personal friend you know I mean total stranger.

Just sayin.


This is all vanilla frosting. The hard to distinguish black border around the star is my glaze icing. (the icing I use in place of royal icing)

The blue border and white bottom border is just piped stars… very Wilton old school. Which is really all ‘new’ school to me since I just started doing this about a year ago.


I wanted to add a fun detail to the top… I just piped out a design I saw in our local newspaper last week.


Thats all, thanks for coming by!

Oh, I’m kidding.

You know I cant make a cake without something weird inside.


A flag Surprise Inside Cake!




In all honesty… I think I overshot the basket on this one.

In the future I would make the internal flag cake, but with little to no decoration on the outside. Or, make the decoration on the outside, but just do white or red velvet on the inside.

I found this cake to be just a bit to busy. My dear hubby disagreed, but I think he is just such a cheerleader for my baking he was being kind. 🙂


If you want to add some patriotic spirit to your July 4th but dont
want to tackle a cake, you can also try out these super easy and fun pancakes!

Or cupcakes.

Or fruit sheet cake. The possibilities are endless!




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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. That is a great cake. I never get to make many fun 4th of July desserts because my daughters birthday is the 3rd so we have birthday cake instead. Maybe one year she will pick a patriotic theme.

  2. That is gorgeous!! I don’t think it is too much at all – in fact it is always so much fun to see what is inside of your cakes!! I wish I could make one of these for my family – it’s a beautiful cake for a fun holiday!! As always, I can’t wait to see what you share with us next!

  3. O.K. Amanda ~ this one really takes the cake! You are so gifted in your creative baking talents. WOW is about all I can say for this one WOW!

  4. If you can’t be over the top on the 4th of July, when can you be?? This is a cake that screams firecrackers and picnics.
    You did a super job with Uncle Sam and the red white and blue motif is smashing. But then when you cut into it, I laughed out loud. I LOVE IT! Darn, I wish I was clever enough to make something like this. No, not asking for “yes you cans” I know I can’t!

  5. I love it! I saw the cake and clicked on the post JUST to see what you put inside! 🙂 I personally don’t think it’s too busy with the inside and outside….cause when you see the inside, the outside is already shrinking from being cut! 🙂

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