Saturday, July 19, 2014
Light Your Sparklers - American Flag Cake a Success
Light your sparklers because the American Flag Cake was a firework worthy success! We didn't do a great job cutting it clean for pictures but when you have excited little people waiting for a slice there is no time for staging the perfect slice for your one photo opportunity. Although the actual assembly is not difficult the baking time was considerable and I needed more than one batch of frosting. In all the finished cake stood 5 layers tall with three combined layers on the top layer. I did almost all of the baking the first night and then frosting and assembly the second night. I have never been much of a cake baker but this was a neat project and I was compelled to give it a whirl.
I brought over a bunch of summer activities and the kids worked on those first while we visited and then it was cake time. Since the little Miss. turns one in a few days we made it a true celebration and topped her slice with a candle and sang happy birthday. Everyone had their picture taken and then it was time to dig in. What fun! This may not be a cake I make often due to the time dedicated to bring it to life but it was well worth the kids excitement when the first slice was cut.
The recipe can be found here: http://food52.com/recipes/28811-american-flag-cake