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. 


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

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


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.



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


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

How does one serve a twenty five layer cake?


By chopping it in half thats how!

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


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. 😉

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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  • Cristin (Pinkie) says:

    Wow! That is amazing Amanda and love the witty post too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

  • morgana says:

    WOW !!! Amazing. I love the size 😉

  • ariella says:

    WOW. Fourth of July cakes are often lovely, but rarely surprising. This is quite a feat. I’m jealous and inspired.

  • Liz says:

    This might be the coolest cake I have ever seen. It´s amazing how once you cut into it, each piece is a flag!!!

  • Dawn @ Kitchen Lore says:

    Wow – this cake is absolutely amazing. I posted a link to it on my blog, Kitchen Lore, with attribution – hope you don’t mind. I can’t believe you managed to stack all those 25 layers!

  • Joey says:

    Great cake!!

  • Sasha @ The Procrastobaker says:

    How the hell did you cut that in half without splodging icing absolutely everywhere!!!!? I swear you are a magician in the baking world. This is a stupidly awesome cake, what a show stopper 🙂 ive said it before and will no doubt say it again, your blog is just plain wonderful.

  • Roxy says:

    Brilliant. I looks so pretty!

  • Apron Appeal says:

    Speechless. I am completely speechless. The cross section of that cake is beyond words!

  • Titik Suprapti says:

    Your Cake is amazing very creative, wow i never though you can have clice of flag!!! Very smart color!!!

  • Robyn says:

    Amazing! No, you’re not crazy at all…

  • Lucy Lean says:

    Amazing – this really does take the cake…

  • Robyn | Add a Pinch says:

    You get the grand prize for creativity, genius, brilliance, and cake baker in the supreme! LOVE it!

  • Leta says:

    Wow, that’s impressive and so pretty. Well done.

  • Reb says:

    Amazing!!! :OOOO

  • Christy D says:

    That’s awesome! Great job! What tip did you use for the ruffles? The same for the other ruffle cake? It looks a little different.

  • Amy's blah, blah, blogging says:

    What in the world? I have never heard of such a thing! You are wild and crazy girl. But it is fantastic, just as I would expect from you! Hope your fourth was sweet!

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

    Happy 4th to you and yours, Amanda!!!

  • DeLo says:

    wow great job!! it’s beautiful!

  • Rebecca Lira says:

    I luv it Amanda!!!How do u think of so many cool ideas? I had a hard enough time making 3 different colors for the batter. Red, white and blue…U have so much talent!!!!U go girl!!!

  • Lisa says:

    WOW! That is just mind blowing and beautiful!!! I think that cake is the most patriotic ‘anything’ I’ve ever seen. Did you invite your whole town for a slice? Leftovers? lol

  • michele says:

    what a beautiful cake!!! you continue to awe and inspire me …

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    Wow, wow and more WOOOOOW!! I wish I had seen this yesterday, but it’s still so amazing I needed to share it on my fb page even today!! Amanda – you are uber talented!!

  • Kristen says:

    This is absolutely over the top! You amaze me with your patience 🙂

  • Jenny says:

    WOW!!!!!! You are an amazing talent! Love this!