Fourth of July Cake {Surprise Inside Cake!}

filed under: Miscellaneous on June 25, 2010

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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  • Kaitlin says:

    Haha – I knew there would be a surprise inside 😉
    Awesome idea! It looks great!

  • ElizaBeth says:

    This is the coolest forth of July cake I’ve ever seen!!! SO LOVE IT!

  • Diane {} says:

    Another work of genius! Love it, and as soon as I saw it I thought oh my goodness 4th of July is coming up quick! So much fun!

  • Janet says:

    We are our own worst critics… But you MUST believe that your cake is PERFECTION!
    So very, very cool! This is going to be an amazing Fourth of July celebration for us since our son is coming home from Afghanistan ON the 4th of July! Can’t think of a better day for him to come home to this great country and our family!

  • BJ_Mama says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! You know our 4th wedding anniversary is on the 4th of July!!!!! Oh how I love me some RED, WHITE, and BLUE!!!!

  • Beth says:

    Always love your cakes – i am making this one, for sure for the weekend bbq!!!
    How do you make the red so red? My red always comes out pinkish. What kind of coloring do you use and where do you buy it?

  • April says:

    AMAZING! I absolutely love the surprise….

  • shelly (cookies and cups) says:

    very nice! i love the design on the top!

  • BethieofVA says:

    I love it!!!

  • BethieofVA says:

    Hey folks check out Amanda’s amazing cake!!!

  • Liz says:

    I love patriotic and theme-type food and this is awesome! Love it!

  • Shelley says:

    Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing,…now I wish you could literally SHARE a piece! 😉 -Shelley@HowDoesShe

  • Joanna says:

    That is amazing! I followed a link from Ohdeedoh over here because I just had to see more. Fantastic!

  • Jenney says:

    Yep…I was right. Your red, white, and blue cake looked way better than mine!

  • Whatever DeeDee Wants says:

    What an awesome cake! Love it!

  • Amber says:

    That it truly out of control. I love it!! This is the first time I’ve seen your blog, I connected from HowDoesShe to Tidy Mom to you. Long string, but worth it! I’ll definitely be back!

  • Pat says:

    Wow! This cake is truly amazing…and you are dynamite. Just found your blog via Tidy Mom and I’m so glad. This cake is not too busy ~ it’s unique and very patriotic. HOW did you do the top layer with the blue on the outside? I don’t believe I could ever decorate the outside nearly as well but would like to try the inside design.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  • coloradolady says:

    Well for goodness sakes…I just posted about my pitiful cake and then I saw this….It is beautiful….and I so wish I could master these types of cakes….please, don’t go to my blog and see my mess of a cake….after seeing your beauty, I’d be so ashamed!!! Love this cake!!!

  • Haupi Justice says:

    Absolutely great baking. Even cutting inside you get a slice of “flag”. Wow. Now that’s talent!!!

  • Amanda Rettke says:

    I have seen many versions of this fun cake over the net, and here is one of the places!… I just made a few changes to mine. But Lori has a link to a wonderful tutorial! (I know that Elisa from 17 and baking claims this as her own… and she is fantastic!, a truly creative and original baker!)
    Have fun with it!

  • Ceekay says:

    Wow! That is amazing.

  • shari says:

    No,was right. The blue on the inside makes the sliced cake stunning!

  • cherylene says:

    how on earth did you do that!????!??!

  • Lauren says:

    Ooh! You made Elissa’s cake! I absolutely love her blog 17 and baking – how cool of you to make your own incarnation.

  • Ned says:

    Elissa’s cake was also made on a Salt Lake City show, they tracked the original idea seen all over the net back to her, see there video here!