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Get a Flag Cake for this 4th of July
by mark anthony at 2014-06-28 09:31:00

Be patriotic with a flag cake

It is a known fact that Americans are a patriotic bunch and every family comes out to celebrate 4th of July in their own unique way. 4th of July is for outdoor barbeques and Apple pies and celebrating the American way with friends and family. And the main feature of any 4th of July party is the Flag cake made in the colors of the United States flag. Bakeries in Brooklyn sell out of flag cakes on the 4th of July. But if you don’t want to go to a bakery in Brooklyn to get a cake, why not make your own flag cake?

Make your own flag cake

There are different ways of making a flag cake. The simplest way is to make a conventional pound cake and to top it off with fruits to make it look like the American flag. For example, you can bake a large rectangular pound cake in any flavour you want and then frost the whole cake with white icing. For the red portions you can use strawberries and for the white portions you can use blueberries to decorate on the frosting. You can also use food colouring or pureed strawberries and blueberries to colour the cake mixes. After baking, these cake layers can be arranged in an eye-catching manner.

Order a flag cake beforehand from your bakery

If you do not have the time to or skills to bake your own flag cake, then you can easily order one from your nearest bakery. However, you must place an order in advance because everyone wants a flag cake on the 4th of July.

Summer Cake Ideas
by mark anthony at 2014-06-14 09:21:00

Summer designs

Celebrate summer with some inspiration that reminds you of the season. With the help of some fondant and edible markers you can turn an ordinary sponge into a custom cake resembling summer living. For instance you can create a refreshing looking watermelon-slice cake with some red sponge, flattened chocolate chip for the seeds and colored fondant for the rind. Or design it to look like a swimming pool or beach design with blue icing, colored fondant and ready-made boy or girl cupcake toppers.


Go fruity or sub-zero

You are surrounded by fresh fruits, especially berries in summer. One of the best summer cakes is a combination of juicy fruits, freshly whipped cream and a light airy cake. Cool your senses with chilled cakes like cream cheese or mousse. If you own an ice cream maker, you can marry a cake, cream and ice cream by stacking them to form an ice cream cake. With ready-made cake decorations and cupcake toppers it isn’t difficult to turn these summer ideas into yummy custom cakes.


Summer birthday cakes and wedding cakes

Special occasions like birthdays and weddings are particularly catered for by most Brooklyn bakeries. Inspiring ideas to lure kids include rainbow layered cake, sunshine cupcakes, sailboat and butterfly cakes to name a few. Bright colors and fresh cream is always a big hit with kids. Custom cakes for weddings include tropical themes, summer flavors like passion fruit, guava and mango coupled with beautiful edible summer flowers.