Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fourth of July Cake

Check out what I made for the Fourth of July!

Pretty cool, eh?
Do I even need to write the idea came from Studio 5?

Wanna see how I made it?

You need three cake layers. One red, one white, and one blue. These cakes are frozen because I made them the night before. They're ten times easier to work with if they're frozen.

Then you need to cut the red and white one in half. I bought a special gadget called a cake leveler just for this project. It made cutting the cake super easy.

Ta Da! These are my cut in half cakes and my super cute husband.

With your icing you made ahead of time (I used cream cheese icing), ice the top of one white layer and put a red layer on top. Then ice the top of that. (I don't have a picture for that step.)

Pile up the rest of your cakes like this. Find a bowl that will give you a 2-inch border. Then cut this circle through all three layers.

Immediately EAT the outer parts of the red and white layers and the middle of the blue layer. You will not need these parts for the cake.

Place the outer blue layer on the cake. Ice the inside.

Ice between the white and red circles (with the white circle on the bottom), and place the circles inside the blue layer.

It will look like this.

Ice your cake all over. Leave it really plain-looking so people will be EXTRA surprised when they cut into it.

This cake was a HUGE hit at our family party. It was gobbled up in no time!

This was the first year I really got into the spirit of Independence Day.
You know, because I'm Canadian and all.
But this year Tom and I dressed in festive colors...

And even bought Yoda a festive toy!

Happy Independence Day!


  1. That is really cute! Thanks for sharing how you did it.

  2. You are amazing! What a fun cake!

  3. The cake looks amazing!!!! So glad it worked out!!!
    It looks delicious...especially with the cream cheese icing....yum!!!

  4. Man, I haven't checked blogs in ages (or written, for that matter.) This cake was SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC! Seriously--so great! I love to get crafty with stuff like this, so I can truly appreciate all the pain and suffering (can it be fun and pain and suffering? yes!)--so extra extra glad it worked out! Kudos!