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Star Spangled Layer Cake

Star Spangled Layer Cake
In the past, I’ve used both fresh fruit and brightly colored sprinkles to finish off a cake (or cupcakes) and give them a festive look. This is particularly true for 4th of July desserts, where I like them to have a red, white and blue theme to them. This year, I wanted to do something a little bit bigger – ok, a lot bigger. I ended up making a three tiered layer cake with a red, white and blue theme to it!

I used red and white fondant to cover the layers of cake, and cut small stars out of the leftover fondant to decorate the cake. If you’re wondering where the blue is, I used my Red, White and Blue Velvet Cake as the base recipe for the layers, so there is blue inside when you cut the cake! I made two batches of the cake recipe and baked them in 9-inch, 7-inch and 6-inch pans. If you’ve never tried a tiered cake before, start off small with two tiers so you don’t feel overwhelmed at the prospect of decorating so many layers of cake – the result is just as impressive!

Star Spangled Cake, close up

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  • Belinda @zomppa
    July 1, 2010

    This looks so perfect! The stars are perfectly aligned!

  • Joy
    July 1, 2010

    It looks great. I have only used fondant a couple of times and I wish my comes out as good as yours does.

  • cake recipes
    July 2, 2010

    That looks simply amazing! I wish I could make one of these, too! Although I’m into baking cakes, I think it’ll still be a long way to go before I get to do fondant. Though, I’m really excited, lol! I’ve been asking my hubby when I can enroll into a decent baking class. He said as soon as his business trips are over, so he could look after the kids himself. Oh well, I guess for now, I’ll just delight myself with the usual cake recipes I’ve collected so far.

  • This looks great!

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