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  • July 4th Cake

    filed under: Miscellaneous on July 2, 2011

    I have made a flag cake before.  It was ok.  But I wanted to kick it up a notch.  Make something really wild that no one* had done before.

    *There is a reason no one had done it.  Its crazy. 

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    I decided to make a cake that was twenty five layers.

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    Um.  Why would one decide to do something that is seemingly impossible and has no historical accuracy or reference?

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    I don’t know.

    Banging. Head. Against. Wall. Repeatedly.

    I think I had too many cups of coffee the day I decided to make this.

     

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    That being said, I decided to continue my blogs ‘ruffle’ theme and make vertical stripes on the exterior.

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    Pretty little red, white, and blue ruffles.  I think I am addicted.

    How does one serve a twenty five layer cake?

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    By chopping it in half thats how!

    Then I cut myself a slice, hummed at little America the Beautiful and had a bite.

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    Red Velvet Cake with White Cake with buttercream frosting.

    Here’s to you!  I am hoping you are enjoying your long weekend, that you are soaking up the sun, that you are giving yourself a break and relaxing, and that you are with people you love.

    Happy 235th Birthday America! You dont look a day over 200. 😉

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    See my other patriotic desserts here!

    Red, White & Blue Pancakes

    Patriotic Cupcakes

    Patriotic Rose Cake

    Red, White & Blue Surprise Inside Cake

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    WOW! This cake is Awesome!! SO CUTE! What tip did you use on the top of the cake; i lOVE IT! Thanks.

    This is some serious amazingness!!! It’s surely one thing to try in life (just one time it seems 😉 )!!!

    you are sooo clever! you really inspire me xx

    Did you use a structure inside of this cake to support all the layers? I am looking to make a tall cake (not quite this tall!! impressive!) and am worried about it being to tall/heavy. How many layers, 2 inch thick, would you stack without support?

    What tip was used to make those ruffles? It’s awsome.

    The perfection in this cake is stunning. Impressive!

    just saw this for the first time and im in love!!!! i think i will make it this year however i don’t think i will quite so ambicious with the 25 layers. perhaps 10 or so. thanks for such an awsome idea

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    Well it’s gorgeous, albeit labor intensive. This is what the forefathers would have wanted, anyways. I’m pretty sure they’d flip for a pretty ruffle cake like this!

    Pretty amazing!

    what tip did you use to make the ruffles?

    Happy 4th of July!
    I would like to know how to share some photos with you. I made a version of this cake this weekend for my family and it was a hits. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!
    Elizabeth

    I was frustrated that so many ‘flag’ cakes didn’t have the correct number of stripes- but I only used red cake and used buttercream for the white stripes. Yes- it made for a VERY rich and decadent cake- but it was a bit more tolerable to take a bite out of. 🙂 I did the blue part in the middle,instead of around the cake as you did. But I completely respect your choice! But- my family is a fan of frosting- so they like more frosting than cake. 😉

    This cake rocks! What tip size is it? 127? 401? Thanks!

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