Stars and Stripes Cake

Idea gallery #1576
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Stars and Stripes Cake
Ingredients and Supplies
  • 6", 8" and 10" 2-layer cakes
  • buttercream icing
  • royal blue rolled fondant
  • white rolled fondant
  • red rolled fondant
  • white gum paste
  • wooden skewers
  • pastry wheel
  • perfection strips
  • assorted star cutters
  • piping gel
  • pastry brush
  • dowels for stacking
  • cake cardboards
  • 12" cake drum
  • paint brushes
  • paint tray
  • red food coloring
  • blue food coloring
  • yellow food coloring
Using assorted star cutters, cut gum paste thin and cut numerous size stars. Allow to dry overnight.
Ice cake layers with thin layer of buttercream icing. Prepare 8" and 10" cakes for stacking with dowels. Brush cakes with piping gel before covering with rolled fondant.
Roll royal blue fondant and cover the cake drum and the 6" cake. Using a 1 1/2" star cutter, cut stars out of the blue fondant. Roll white fondant the same depth as the blue fondant then using the same star cutter, cut white stars. Replace the white stars where the blue ones were taken out brushing the back with piping gel.
Roll white royal fondant and red royal fondant. Use one of the perfection strips as a guide to cut stripes with the pastry wheel. Brush 8" cake with piping gel then add red and white stripes alternately.
Roll white fondant and cover the 10" cake. Assemble 6", 8 and 10" cake onto cake drum.
Mix your colors with a small amount of water to make paints. Using a fine tip brush, paint assorted sizes of fireworks on the 10" cake layer. Stick two wooden skewers on top of 6" cake and attach gum paste stars with piping gel.
White Satin Ice Rolled Fondant Icing
White Satin Ice Rolled Fondant...
77-760
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Red Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
Red Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
77-763
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Blue Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
Blue Satin Ice Rolled Fondant
77-766
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Star Cookie Cutter Set
Star Cookie Cutter Set
FR-3626
Unit: 1 set/6 pcs. total
Ravioli/Pastry Wheel
Ravioli/Pastry Wheel
N-112
Unit: 1
Royal Blue Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8002)
Royal Blue Americolor® Soft Ge...
ACR-102
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Super Red Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8020)
Super Red Americolor® Soft Gel...
ACR-120
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Lemon Yellow Americolor® Soft Gel Paste Food Color (Old # 41-8007)
Lemon Yellow Americolor® Soft ...
ACR-107
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Brown Taklon Brush Detail Set
Brown Taklon Brush Detail Set
RB-239
Unit: 1 set / 4 brushes total
Piping Gel
Piping Gel
76-2011
Unit: 1 lb. tub
Pastry Brush 1"
Pastry Brush 1"
H-93208
Unit: 1
Rectangular Paint/Water Tray
Rectangular Paint/Water Tray
35-106
Unit: 1
12" Round White Foil Cake Drum
12" Round White Foil Cake Drum
27-2212
Unit: 1