Finally! A Patriotic Dessert That Isn't A Flag Cake

Lounge By Sparklekat6 Updated 28 Jun 2013 , 12:00am by kaylawaylalayla

Sparklekat6 Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 5:27pm
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Uhhhhhhhhh but it's cupcakes.... in the shape of a sheet cake.... like a flag cake...

 

::head between hands, heavy sigh::

 

http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/finally-patriotic-dessert-isnt-flag-cake-150900610.html

I know it's a site for hobbyists, but really???????  

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bct806 Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 5:48pm
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I can't believe that is the title of that cupcake cake. haha. I have been looking for a cake to do for the 4th that isn't a flag, it seems almost pointless. All of them are red white and blue. I want something non-standard.

Sparklekat6 Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 5:51pm
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I know it's why I just couldn't pass up on commenting!  So ridiculous!  

jason_kraft Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 5:57pm
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AThe most common non-flag designs I've seen for July 4th are the bald eagle and Uncle Sam's hat. You can't really get away from the red white and blue colors since that's part of the theme.

jason_kraft Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 6:01pm
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ABy the way, the US Flag design with 50 stars is copyrighted, so you would need written permission from the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing to avoid infringing on the government's copyright and incurring the wrath of the Justice Dept.

Just kidding, it's in the public domain. :wink:

Annabakescakes Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 6:08pm
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I am so excited to be doing the red white and blue colors for a gender reveal on Independence Day! I get to make the little baby outfits hanging on a clothes line.

 

BTW, I LOVE the American flag, and just bought a red and white striped bikini top with white stars on a blue background, as well. I LOVE it! But then, I am a very patriotic individual, and I cry during the Pledge of Allegiance, and during the singing of The Star Spangled Banner. Can't help it, even though I feel like a weenie.

 

But yes, I get the point of the first post, lol. It IS A FLAG CAKE!! In cupcake form... Still a flag, and still cake, hence, flag cake. DUH!

bct806 Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 6:12pm
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft 

The most common non-flag designs I've seen for July 4th are the bald eagle and Uncle Sam's hat. You can't really get away from the red white and blue colors since that's part of the theme.

I think you can. Maybe a declaration of independence cake. I just think it is overdone. There is more to it than the color combo. :)
 

Godot Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 6:50pm
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AMaybe something with fireworks, or a grill.

smittyditty Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 9:13pm
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I have a cake in my pictures that isn't a straight flag cake.

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3017439/a/3355297/made-this-cake-for-forth-of-july-fundraising-event-for-a-charity/sort/display_order/

 

I wanted something different too. So I copied some of the Declaration of Independence on the bottom tier.
Made the flag torn draped on the stars.

bct806 Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 9:43pm
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Originally Posted by smittyditty 

I have a cake in my pictures that isn't a straight flag cake.

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3017439/a/3355297/made-this-cake-for-forth-of-july-fundraising-event-for-a-charity/sort/display_order/

 

I wanted something different too. So I copied some of the Declaration of Independence on the bottom tier.
Made the flag torn draped on the stars.

I love that!

smittyditty Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 10:31pm
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Thanks! Plus I think Uncle Sam is Ugly and only reminds me of Taxes!
 

smittyditty Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 10:38pm
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Ya that is a cool idea Shanter then you could make the cake anyway you like on the outside. Just a plain cake even.
 

jason_kraft Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 10:39pm
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ANothing says patriotism like eating your country's flag. ;)

smittyditty Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 10:43pm
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I'd go with these mini cakelettes and do something everyone will remember!

In fact I wasn't even planning on doing anything but now that I saw this I think I will.

http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/food-how-tos-gallery/fourth-of-july-cakelettes/firecracker-cakelette-tutorial

Annabakescakes Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 11:12pm
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I'd go with these mini cakelettes and do something everyone will remember!

In fact I wasn't even planning on doing anything but now that I saw this I think I will.

http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/food-how-tos-gallery/fourth-of-july-cakelettes/firecracker-cakelette-tutorial

That is cute! I am offended by how much cake they had left over, though! Did you see it? I could've gotten another 12 firecrackers out of those cakes ;-)

shanter Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 11:15pm
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Love the name of that file! (and it looks pristine compared with mine)

smittyditty Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 11:25pm
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Shanter-What's funny is I didn't even notice her countertop! lol

 

Anna I know you could use it for cake balls though. I saw some red white and blue ones.

theresaf Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 11:28pm
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Haha - So are you saying my signature photo is out?!?

 

Go barbecue, S'mores, hamburger/cheeseburge/hotdog!  How bout Santa?  No one is expecting that!!

 

Theresa

smittyditty Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 11:45pm
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theresaf- I said it was a good idea and just do something different on top. OP should do Santa a patriotic one on top.

Or she could even do an astronaut on the white cake with the inside as the flag. That's patriotic right?
 

theresaf Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 11:57pm
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I do love that firecracker idea - I might do that too. 

 

I like the idea of the unexpected - which is why I did the flag inside!  So the Santa idea is truly unexpected! He could hold a tiny flag-- that would be funny to me!

 

I'm actually going to make the cupcakes that look like Italian Ices (sorry - red white blue) that I made last year (Bakerella-like) but I am also wanting to try a non-cake idea I got from Pinterest.  It's a watermelon carved to look like an open mouthed shark with all the mixed fruit inside the shark!  That says "summer fun" doesn't it?

T

bct806 Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 12:02am
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Originally Posted by theresaf 

Haha - So are you saying my signature photo is out?!?

 

Go barbecue, S'mores, hamburger/cheeseburge/hotdog!  How bout Santa?  No one is expecting that!!

 

Theresa

Not at all! I just want something different on the outside than red white and blue. I have been wanting to try the flag inside the cake. :)

 

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Originally Posted by smittyditty 

I'd go with these mini cakelettes and do something everyone will remember!

In fact I wasn't even planning on doing anything but now that I saw this I think I will.

http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/food-how-tos-gallery/fourth-of-july-cakelettes/firecracker-cakelette-tutorial

I saw those on pinterest and I LOVE them!

kikiandkyle Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 12:57am
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ALove all of these cakes, whoever wrote the title for the not a flag cake flag cupcake cake should be fired.

I love the astronaut on top idea in particular as we've just moved to Houston!

There's a tutorial for the watermelon shark is in the June July Taste of Home magazine btw if anyone is interested.

theresaf Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 1:27am
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ASmittyditty your cake is beautiful! BCT -- no prob I understand! It can be trying to find something that hasn't been done. Love to hear everyone's ideas! And Kikiandkyle I prob should look at that tutorial before I create a whole new species of shark ! Thanks! T

smittyditty Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 3:11am
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Awwww Thanks thereaf that means a lot to me. ***Blushing***
 

kaylawaylalayla Posted 28 Jun 2013 , 12:00am
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ADo Washington crossing the Delaware. Simple, right?

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