If you’re looking for a classic patriotic dessert, look no further than this Flag Cake with Raspberries & Blueberries. This classic 4th of July cake design has been around for ages! I’m pretty sure it originated in a magazine, but up until now, I’d never made one.
Well technically, I still haven’t made one. You see, my daugher Sarah made this cake for one of my clients for July 4th. Sarah was invited to go to Youth Camp with a friend, but the invitation was last minute and she needed to quickly raise the money for the trip.
When my client called to ask if I could make this classic Flag Cake design, I knew it was a design Sarah could do, so I let her take the lead and she made the cake 99% on her own and I let her keep the profits. Spoiler alert… she earned enough for camp! She sold two Strawberry Cheesecake Pies, four and a half dozen Confetti Cupcakes, and this American Flag Cake. Plus she got some extra donations from a couple of my lovely customers to push her over the top!
So back to the cake. I gave her a few pointers about piping the white stripes and border (to get an even, classic shell border) and I helped her with the proportions so she’d be sure to fit thirteen stripes onto the cake. Other than that, she baked it, filled and frosted it, and decorated it.
This Mommy is proud!!
I realize I’m too late on sharing this cake for the current 4th of July (which is pretty standard for me… to be late). But I still wanted to share while it was fresh on my mind. Next year, it’ll be primed and ready to go! So here are the details…