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. WOW! WOW!!! WOW!!! It is perfection! Don’t do anything differently! The inside is AWESOME!! I think that is my favorite ever of all the “design on the inside” cakes you’ve ever done! I love it! You’ve totally inspired me to do a red, white, and blue cake next week! I don’t think I can manage the flag thing (although I might have to try!), but I can do layers or something! That is fantastic.

  2. That is totally awesome!!!! I love the outside but, the inside is over the top…looks like alot of work…was it???

  3. Fantastic cake, Amanda!
    As soon as the email update came through I was hoping for something fancy inside and you didn’t disappoint!

  4. I love patriotism food. And this is absolutely awesome Amanda! I do not think you over did it. It looks beautiful. I am honestly going to try my hand at making this cake. It would be a wonderful dessert for the 4th of July. Or even Veterans or Memorial Day. You have been blessed with such talent and I appreciate you sharing it with us. May God bless you and your family. 🙂

  5. I don’t think you overshot the basket at all. It looks absolutely fabulous to me. I love the multicoloured sponges you do and the patterns and designs you make with them. Why shouldn’t the inside of the cake look every bit as fabulous as the outside?!!

  6. This is truly amazing! As soon as I saw the outside decorations I knew for sure you were going to WOW us with something creative on the inside too! What a unique cake for a 4th of July celebration!

  7. Wow, I love it! You think the outside looks nice then bam, you’re blown away by the inside even more. I wouldn’t change a thing, the slices look amazing. Great work!

  8. That is a neat cake! I just started decorating my own cakes recently and really enjoy doing it- hopefully I will get to be as good as you soon!

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