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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Meet Amanda Rettke

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! Great cake! However, did you do the inside! Love it! Thanks for sharing & glad to find your blog. Looking forward to following!

  2. This is amazing! how did you do this?
    i can’t figure out how you got the blue in that one area.
    please show us step by step 🙂

  3. What an amazing cake! I was wondering what cake recipe you actually used. I can’t wait to try this over the weekend!
    Thanks for the post!

  4. I was also wondering what cake recipe and frosting recipe you used as well! I’m so excited to make this cake! You did such an amazing job and I don’t think you overshot the basket at all.

  5. Hi Amanda,
    I am making this cake today, my 3 cakes are cooling as I type. I was wondering if you freeze your cakes before cutting/decorating them? I would appreciate the advice. Love the cake you made, you have so much talent!

  6. omg! That cake is soooooo cool!! I can’t even wait until next year so I can try that out!! I was seriously scrolling down slowly thinking wait for it… wait for it… she’s got to have a picture of the inside… I wonder what she did this time! and then there it was! BRILLIANCE =) haha. SUPER COOL!

  7. Another masterpiece! I made this for the 4th of July and it was a hit. Thanks for the idea! I posted pictures in your Flickr group.

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