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4th of July Party Flag Cake Recipe ★

Updated on May 30, 2015
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I love cooking & creating my own fun food masterpieces. I also enjoy sharing my own recipes including my decorative cake & cupcake tutorials

Celebrate the 4th of July

Each year we have a party on the 4th of July and my mom brings her fabulous 4th of July cake. There are always a few invited guests to our home, but the group seems to grow once the fireworks begin.

Our city hosts an annual community fireworks display which can be seen for miles. Huge crowds gather for the public fireworks show. Families picnic and bands play for hours before the display. Because we can view the fireworks display from our yard, we choose to stay on our own property.

We have a lot of great neighbors who enjoy celebrating the 4th of July by shooting their own fireworks prior to the main event. It is always fun to hear the laughter ring and the uh's and ah's as fireworks light the night sky. We consider the city display to be our grand finale.

Photo by Sylvestermouse

For a few hours each year we feel like we are a part of a grand celebration where everyone is welcome and where we are all united.


The Menu

Homemade Barbeque Sandwiches

This year we will include Boca Burgers for our Vegetarian family members

French Fries or Potato Chips

Baked Beans

Potato Salad or Slaw


For dessert: My Mom's 4th of July Cake

My Mom's 4th of July Cake

My Mom's 4th of July Cake
My Mom's 4th of July Cake

Flag Cake

Copied from above recipe to make ingredients and instructions easier to read

Mom cut this recipe out years ago. It was originally distributed by Cool Whip.

2 Pints Strawberries

1 Package frozen Sara Lee Pound Cake, cut into slices

1 1/3 cups Blueberries

1 12 oz. Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed

SLICE 1 cup of the strawberries; set aside.

Halve remaining strawberries; set aside

LINE bottom of 12 x 8 inch baking dish with cake slices. Top with 1 cup slices strawberries, 1 cup of the blueberries and all of the whipped topping.

PLACE strawberry halves and remaining 1/3 cup of blueberries on whipped topping to create flag design.

REFRIGERATE until ready to serve

Recommended Baking Dish - Either of these would be fine. The objective is to use a rectangle dish to replicate the shape of a flag

Over the Years, I have see several variations of the Flag Cake

Have You Ever Made a Flag Cake?

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Friends in Other Countries

Obviously this article is about a 4th of July celebration in the United States and the cake recipe is for the US flag, but why not have fun with it and celebrate your own patriotism for your country.

Use the properly colored fruit and make your own design by shaping and arranging the fruit accordingly.

If you make your own flag cake using this recipe, we would love to see it. Send me a photo and I will gladly feature it here.

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!


© 2010 Cynthia Sylvestermouse

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      PaigSr 22 months ago from State of Confussion

      Once again a picture has drawn me in In this case it looks to be a very tasty picture. Now how do I hint on this one. Wait I am more of the baker in the house. So book mark and come back. Thanks.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 22 months ago from Templeton, CA

      How appropriate to serve on Independence Day! It's almost too lovely to eat, but it looks delicious!

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      Anna 2 years ago from chichester

      What a beautiful cake! I just showed this to my brothers girlfriend who is American and feeling a little homesick today. I think they are going to make it tonight, so thank you very much for yet another excellent idea!

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      This is one of my favorite summer time cakes. I think I've only actually made it for the 4th on July once though. Only put the blueberries on top, but I like this version. Mine never looks like this :)

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      Revisiting your delicious 4th of July cake recipe ... Refreshing as a blessing of sunshine!

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