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. I don’t think it’s too busy at all! Though it WOULD have seemed a lot more stylised if the outside was just plain. Plain white, with some cryptic message on top (or maybe just “USA”) and then the inside… WHAM! Awesome.
    I wonder if there’s any kind of white candy that you could mix into the blue batter so that it would look like stars? That would be beyond awesome.

  2. I adore this cake! You are so creative! The design is awesome befitting the occasion! I think it’s a wonderful cake design both outside and inside..it’s soo cool!

  3. Wow!!! Again, you continue to amaze me!!! I love getting your updates and so enjoy seeing your wonderful creations!!! Keep ’em coming! Hope all is well with you and yours! Hugs! 🙂

  4. Oh Betsy Ross! You’ve out Americanned yourself! I think Buddy would be proud…and I know that because we’re besties…er not.. Wow! Bet it tastes fabulous!

  5. Love it Amanda!! You always are so creative…how do you think these things up? I think you need to host an Amanda’s Creations blogger party…you do all the baking of your amazing creations and then us bloggy friends will come and roast your work and tell you how awesome you are!! 🙂 What do you think. I realize it means you are stuck doing all the work for your own party but that is a sacrafice we are all willing to make! 🙂 haha
    Seriously though….I am amazed once again! Have a great weekend!

  6. OH MY WORD!!! How on EARTH do you continue to awe me?!!! Amanda you are AMAZING!!! this is incredible……..makes the cupcakes I was going to make seem like kids play! lol

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