Thursday, July 8, 2010

4th of July Cake

When I saw this cake at Make It and Love It I knew I wanted to do it. I was pretty unsure about it though. I had never made a multi-layered cake before.
Nope. Never. Never even tried.
But look at the inside!! It's an American flag!! Seriously. Had to try it, but as I mentioned, I was scared. Since we had plans to spend the 4th of July weekend up north with some friends I decided to make a practice cake first. The directions the post were REALLY good and I got through it all without any "oops" moments at all!!
Here are my layers cooling off after baking them. You can't really tell by the picture, but the blue looked green. I was sure I mixed it blue...baking it can't really turn it to green can it?
Well, I guess we'll see, right?
(look at those hideous, golden drawer handles, and obnoxious gold and white knobs on my cabinets!...we'll talk about that later)
And here she is all layered up, according to the directions
I decided on stars, because, well they just seemed a little bit more patriotic to me and I already had the cookie cutters. :)And here is my "practice cake" in all it's gloryI did not take any pictures of the "real" cake I made in Payson, but it looked pretty much exactly the same.
I'm so proud. :D
Oh, and it tasted good too!


Sharron said...

That's really cool. How did you make the stars? The blue could look a little greenish if you use the egg yolks.

How are the door handles that you painted holding up? Sure tempted!

Chef Tess said...

Cute cake! I wish I was there to see it in real life. Yum!