With the 4th of July a few days away, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite patriotic-inspired cakes, starting with the traditional flag cake we all know and love. This flag cake is my homemade version of the box mix classic that I’m sure you’ve all seen and tried at a 4th of July BBQ before. Making this cake from scratch doesn’t take much longer than mixing together the box ingredients, and it tastes so much better! I used the Perfect White Cake and Vanilla Buttercream Recipe in a 9×13 pan. (Click on that link for the cake and frosting recipe.)
Another beautiful and delicious red, white and blue inspired cake is this Strawberry Shortcake with Fresh Berries and White Chocolate Frosting. This white chiffon cake is layered with homemade whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and covered in a white chocolate frosting. It’s divine and totally worth your time!
And finally, if you want to get your kids involved, these cake push pops are the perfect activity for them. Using the same white cake recipe from the flag cake, your littles will love cutting out cake circles and filling the push pops. I bake the cake recipe in a jelly roll pan and use a 2-inch cooke cutter for the cake circles. For frosting, you can use a vanilla or cream cheese buttercream, or whipped cream.
Hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July!