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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  • Cathy says:

    How do you store a 25 layer cake or 13 layer cake??

  • Cathy says:

    Thanks, it is awesome!!

  • Jane M says:

    FAN-DAMN-TASTICK CAKE! SERIOUSLY WOWOWOWOWED ME! LOVE IT! You have the patience of a Saint I tell you!

  • Elizabeth @ Coppertop Kitchen says:

    Oh my gosh! I can’t believe how amazing that slice looks!!! I thought just the outside was a flag, and then surprise! The inside is, too! I, for one, am glad you’re a littly crazy, because you try things that end up being so amazing! Nicely done! 🙂

  • Patricia Calef says:

    Amanda: what ruffle tip did you use for the top?

  • alli says:

    Oh my … wow! Just incredible looking and I bet it tasted out of this world.

  • Kelsey {itsybitsyfoodies} says:

    WOW! This is one impressive and beautiful cake. I love love love the ruffles!! Great job!

  • Naina says:

    This is amazing, both inside and out! The ruffles are too cute!

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    Wow… That’s just incredible! I am in constant awe of your cake stacking abilities. If I even considered 25 layers, the cake would fall over before I got to layer 5!

  • Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] says:

    I am blown away! Wowza!

  • SMITH BITES says:

    uh-MAY-zing!!! i shall just stand back and admire . . . but would really love to have a piece . . .

  • Susan says:

    Way cute!!!

  • Kelly says:

    WOW!! Amazing!!!

  • amalia says:

    WOWZERS! That is one TALL cake! Beautiful…..and I bet it tastes just as good as it looks! Hope you enjoyed the long weekend with your darling family!!

  • Erin says:

    This is just so cute! I’m inspired to find an excuse 😉 to make my own ruffle cake. Love reading your blog but wonder at how you find the time 😉 Thanks!

  • Jeana says:

    Seriously AMAZING!!! WOWZA!!

  • Amy says:

    That is Off. The. Hook. Amazing!

  • Mary C. says:

    My daughter gasped when she saw this!!! Amazing 🙂 Your cakes are simply amazing Amanda. Your creativity is amazing! Your willingness to try all your ideas is awesome.

  • Jenn Horgan says:

    You are amazing!

  • grace says:

    well, gee. thanks for putting my red velvet cake to shame. 🙂

  • juliana says:

    OMG! what a wonderfull cake! love your flag… amazing!

  • Carsedra - Sweet Tooth Desserts says:

    Now how in the world did I miss this amazing cake!!! Manda another outstanding dessert!! Just when I think “there is no way she can top her last creation” you prove me wrong!!! I should’ve known that a gift like yours has no end!!

  • Nicolette says:

    Deeply impressed with this cake! I wanted to try and do something like it. Today is “le 14 juillet”.. Bastille Day in France. I made a ruffles cake with the french flag http://cafecreme-n.blogspot.com/2011/07/gateau-du-14-juillet.html . It is not nearly as pretty as yours, but thank you so much for the inspiration !

  • Darla @ Bakingdom says:

    This is incredible! Simply amazing! Stupendous job!

  • LaGonda Veal says:

    Absolutely amazing! I will be returning again and again.