4th of July flower cake

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Use this step by step tutorial to make a beautiful 4th of July flower cake. All decorations are done wth fondant and inspired by red, white and blue colors.

I made this 4th of July flower cake to celebrate usually this patriotic day.

As you know, I ADORE designing cakes around a specific theme or special days like Halloween or Christmas…

But, when it comes to 4th of July….have you noticed how almost ALL the cakes look the same????

They are either covered in red, white and blue stars OR they have some type of bunting or banner that says USA. 

There is nothing about them that “POPS” out to me or makes me say: “OH WOW!”

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For this year’s 4th of July celebrations, I wanted to make a patriotic cake BUT with an edge…

I used the red, white and blue colors of the American flag to INSPIRE the overall floral design of this cake.

I think it’s different but still reflects the 4th of July theme WITHOUT being so boring!

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This 4th of July flower cake has two tiers (with varying heights).

The bottom tier is 8×3 and the top tier is 6×6 (composed of two 6×3 cakes stacked on top of each other).

All the decorations are done in homemade marshmallow fondant.

BTW, see those little red flowers?

I think they are the easiest fondant flowers I have EVER made.

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To make easy fondant flowers for this 4th of July flower cake, you will need the following ingredients/ supplies:

Red marshmallow fondant
Blue marshmallow fondant
Rolling pin
Small flower cutter
Leaf veining tool
Sponge

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Roll out red fondant.

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Step 2:
Use a small 5 petal flower cutter to cut out many little flowers.
My cutter was very small… only 1 inch wide and I got it from Wilton. 

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Step 3:
Place your flowers on a clean sponge.
Use the veining tool to press the center of each flower…

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Step 4:
…until it leaves  a tiny dent in the middle.

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Step 5:
Take small pieces of blue fondant and roll them into tiny balls. 
Brush some water in the little dents and stick a ball in the center of each flower.

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Step 6:
You can use these immediately on your 4th of July flower cake. Just brush some water to stick the flowers wherever you want.
If you won’t use these flowers immediately, place them on a sheet of wax paper. Let them dry at room temperature for 24 hours or until they become hard.
Keep them away from sunlight so the color doesn’t fade. Store them in a plastic container at room temperature.

And you are done!

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Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked this post, you may like some of these other 4th of July desserts…

4th of July chocolate fudgsicles

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Oreo and peanut butter bites

oreo and peanut butter bites 01

Easy pinwheel cupcakes

easy pinwheel cupcakes

Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂

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17 Comments

  • Belinda @zomppa July 2, 2013 5:02 am

    This is a stunning cake (as if anything you make would be any less than). Happy holidays!

  • C.J. Ludlow July 2, 2013 10:09 am

    Simply Stupendous, Abeer ~ You should probably enter into the monthly Food Photo & Art Contest at Food Stories 😉

  • chicago foodie girl July 2, 2013 10:32 am

    Gorgeous!!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress) July 2, 2013 10:48 am

    Aw I love how you made this design unique! It’s beautiful

  • Cass @foodmyfriend July 3, 2013 4:36 am

    Amazing 🙂 You are so talented 🙂

  • RavieNomNoms July 3, 2013 8:06 am

    So pretty! Per the usual 😉

  • yummychunklet July 3, 2013 11:28 am

    Minimal and beautiful!

  • [email protected] July 4, 2013 2:49 pm

    Happy unique and original 4th! Love the design. Eggplant cake? Never heard of that and very curious now. And you should write a book of cake decoration 😉

  • Bam’s Kitchen July 4, 2013 8:38 pm

    You always make everything look so simple but your the cake pro… Happy 4th of July weekend to you. Take Care, BAM

  • Angie’s Recipes July 4, 2013 9:46 pm

    This is a stunner! You are a pro!

  • I Wilkerson July 5, 2013 12:11 pm

    This is so cute! And it looks like something even I might be able to do!

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com July 5, 2013 2:18 pm

    I’m totally enamored at your cake decorating skills my friend. TEACH MEEEEEEEE!!!

  • Asmita July 5, 2013 2:48 pm

    I am going to make these flowers soon! I will keep you posted. Would love to top my cupcakes with it. So pretty!
    You make it look so simple and easy Abeer. I really wish I lived close by to you. I wish I could take classes or lessons from you. Please start making more videos.

  • Daniela July 5, 2013 4:05 pm

    Elegant, beautiful and very creative!
    Abeer, you really managed to give the usual 4th of July deco a wonderful twist.

  • CCU July 5, 2013 10:10 pm

    These decorations are absolutely beautiful 😀
    Lovely patriotic colours!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  • K February 3, 2014 5:28 pm

    you cover the buttercream with the Fondant?

  • cakewhiz February 3, 2014 8:38 pm

    @ K… Yes, I covered this cake in buttercream and then covered it in marshmallow fondant.

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