4th Of July Flag Cake

Impress your party guests with this 4th of July flag cake in red, white, and blue. Check out the simple steps it takes to make this and add it to your list of ideas for a 4th of July party

4th of July flag cake

Have you made your final plans for the 4th of July weekend yet?  If not here’s something to add to your to-do list if you’re attending or hosting a party.  Kathryn of Sugar Turn Table submitted this fantastic flag cake tutorial to share with you guys.  It looks pretty easy to me and the result is so festive!

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How to Make a Flag Cake

Red Velvet Cake – 1 (8-inch round) and 1 (6-inch round) tier
White Cake – 1 (8 inch) tier
Blue Velvet Cake – 1 (8 inch) tier

  1. Cut all of the cakes in half lengthwise EXCEPT THE VELVET BLUE CAKE; so 3 tiers total.
  2. Draw a 4-inch circle as a guide, onto a piece of paper and cut it out. Place it on one of the 6-inch red velvet cake layers, and cut the cake down to a 4 inch circle.
  3. You will also do this for 1 of the white cake layers and the blue velvet cake (remember that we did not slice this tier in half) except instead of pulling away the outer ring, you will pull out the middle circle so it is a hollow ring.  At this point you should have: 2 (8-inch) and 1 (4-inch) red velvet cake layers, 1 (8-inch) and 1 (4-inch) white cake layer, and 1 hollow (8-inch) blue velvet cake layer that is twice the thickness of the other layers.
  4.  Place an 8-inch red velvet layer on your plate.  Frost the top of the layer, place an 8 inch white cake layer on top, frost that, place a red velvet layer on top of that and frost the top.  Place the Blue cake layer on top of the cake.  Then frost the 4-inch white cake layer and lower it into the middle of the blue velvet layer.
  5. Lower the 4-inch red velvet layer onto the top of the white layer in the blue velvet circle and ice the cake.

Extra tips: chilling the layers will help prevent messy crumbs and hold the whole thing together better.  You might also want to coat the inside of the hollowed out blue velvet circle layer to better hold the inner stripe layers to the outer blue cake after its cut

Thanks to Kathryn for sharing your tutorial with us!  Now enjoy your pretty cake and have a fabulous 4th!

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    1. Hello Jackie, I just made this cake and I’m going to say after cutting four slices I have almost 7 slices left! 🙂

  1. Well, yeah.. it’s nice.. but if you reverse the flag, it becomes six times easier: Create red-white layered cake, and put one blue insert in the middle..

  2. By now we’ve seen many variations of a flag cake, but I love how the cake here is so nicely hued… it’s gorgeous, really!

    Happy Fourth of July!

  3. This is such a fun idea….this might have to be a cake that I make with my niece Imani. We always do something special every time I’m home visiting.

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