Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Freedom & Cake

Independence Day:
Family, Food & Fun and most importantly, Freedom. I don't like to take things for granted --assuming it will always be around or that it comes easy because it is there. So amid our long weekend of spending time together as a family, I spent some time thinking of and offering gratitude for all those that have fought, died and and are still fighting for our freedom. Say what you will about the perplexities and faults of our country - I think we really do live in a "sweet land of liberty".

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Now, about the cake: Every Fourth needs a little red, white and blue. My daughter asked, "Can we decorate a cake for the holiday?" She wanted it to look like the flag and also like fireworks. She whipped out a design almost instantly. Then we scanned some pics online and borrowed a few things to polish the look. As you can see we played around with what we put on top.


 

What we did:
Baked a funfetti cake, 8 inch for the bottom, 6 inch for the top.
Made 6 cups of frosting (Wilton Class Buttercream recipe).
We used 3 cups thin to ice both cakes.
We used 1 cup each of red, white and blue for decorating
(We used some for practice and had some left over, too.)
Wilton tip 21 for the rows of stars.
Wilton tip 16 for the mini white stars.
Wilton tip 233 for the layers of strings, or firework spray!
Wilton tip 2D to fill in the top to take the place of the blue topper (that did not fit in the cake taker!)

There you have it. A few hours of festive, edible fun.




10 comments:

Loree said...

beautiful cake tamara! wow!!! I sure love this land of liberty too! We are so blessed! :) Thanks for sharing your many talents with us :)

Stephanie Humphreys said...

The cake is awesome. Glad you had a good 4th.

Angie said...

That's beautiful! Too pretty to eat, I think. Hope you had a great holiday!

Jolene said...

Too pretty to eat... almost.
Awesome.

Valerie Ipson said...

Wow. That is some cake. Beautiful job!!!

Melody said...

You guys did great! I love it!

Joan Sowards said...

I missed the fireworks this year being at girls' camp. This cake is so cute--makes up for it. Could you really eat it after all that work?

Susan G. Haws said...

The cake really has the spirit of the holiday.

Amy said...

LOVE the cake!! Great job, ladies!!

Lisa said...

Okay, you should be called the "Cake Lady" on MMW. I have no where near the patience for such a masterpiece, let alone the skill.

I love it!

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