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« on: July 05, 2011 12:22:16 AM »

Hey guys just wanted to share this cake for today.



It's boxed white cake with swiss meringue buttercream.

so i made three layers of blue cake. each layer was like a donut, 9" in diameter and had a 6" circle cut in the middle. i leveled it so they would be 3/4" high. then i made two red layers, again 9x3/4" and two smaller 6x3/4" circle.

then i just stacked them. the goal was to to have 4 red stripes and 3 frosting stripes but i somehow ended up having to add another frosting layer. i got the idea from similar cakes but instead of frosting, they added a white cake layer. that was too much cake for me that's why i used frosting instead of cake for the white Smiley

thanks again for the compliments!

the flavor was alright. I thought i would be clever and bake the cakes in a water bath to make them rise evenly and be more "moist". well, after 2 hours in the oven they were still jiggily. after about2.5 hrs i took them out. when i stuck a toothpick in, it came out dry, but the texture of the cake was super wet and it tasted not so pleasant. I made it on Friday and somehow by today it was not so bad. anyway thought i'd share my water bath woes to spare some unfortunate soul haha.

thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011 02:31:50 AM »

WOW! It's sooo beautiful!!! How on earth did you do the blue part?
I am sorry it didn't taste as well as you wanted, but it sure does look amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011 03:47:36 AM »

This is totally impressive! Well done  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011 09:29:29 AM »

Now that's a 4th of July cake!

Did you do an entire blue layer, or do you have seperaters?
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011 10:52:57 AM »

I saw the  video on how to make this cake the other day. I wanted to make it so badly, but I didn't have time with all the other things I had going on. Yours came out really pretty! I love the stars on the icing. Perhaps next year I'll have time to make it!

Here's the link to the video I saw-

http://www.king5.com/new-day-northwest/Get-Patriotic-with-17-and-Baking--97089114.html
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2011 09:11:07 PM »

I saw this cake on tumblr, and thought it was a cool idea-yours came out great Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2011 02:56:28 PM »

Wow!  This looks like a ton of work!
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011 03:13:35 AM »

That looks amazing!  I'm not even American, and I wish I was just so I'd have an excuse to try my hand at that cake.  Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2011 12:15:04 AM »

This is AMAZING! How did you do the blue?! I'm sorry about your water experiance and the off taaste but it looks GREAT! <3
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2011 02:21:09 AM »

thanks everyone! Cheesy

so i made three layers of blue cake. each layer was like a donut, 9" in diameter and had a 6" circle cut in the middle. i leveled it so they would be 3/4" high. then i made two red layers, again 9x3/4" and two smaller 6x3/4" circle.

then i just stacked them. the goal was to to have 4 red stripes and 3 frosting stripes but i somehow ended up having to add another frosting layer. i got the idea from similar cakes but instead of frosting, they added a white cake layer. that was too much cake for me that's why i used frosting instead of cake for the white Smiley

thanks again for the compliments!
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