1. Thank you for this recipe, my son has been enamored with Swiss rolls so when his wife showed it to us, we decided to create it the afternoon of the 4th. He did all the piping of the colors, freezing and final rolling out of the sponge and rolling back up. I was in charge of making sponge, filling. We had to guess on the amount of food coloring as it didn’t indicate in the recipe. It turned out great! Thank you for a great recipe!

  2. Very clever idea! Thanks this was fun to make. Great instructions and photos.

    Also made your cathedral Window Jello. Again it tastes as good as it looks!

    Your blog is full of original ideas. Very refreshing!

  3. Can you give me the link to the template? Thank you.

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      Hi Carolyn,
      The links are right below the template image. Just click on the words “top” and “bottom”.

  4. I dont make alot of cakes but this is so interesting and I have a friend whos b-day is the 4th of July ! I am wondering is this possible with just a regular home made cake colored accordingly. I am thinking the paste and batter is prob best to do a rolled cake with though? TIA

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      Hi Stephanie,
      Yes, though I haven’t tried it, it’s possible to apply the technique to just a regular cake instead of a roll cake.

  5. Quick note:
    I made this cake and just a note I think is important is that after you take the stars and stripes out of the freezer you should leave it at room temperature a bit before you bake it because I think because it was cold then it went to the oven when it came out it quickly cracked where the stripes and white cake were in contact

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      Hi Rachel,
      Thanks for the feedback. I’ve never had that happen to me, but yes, leaving it for a few minutes at room temperature might help avoid the issue. Just be careful the stars and stripes do not become too warm that they might mix together with the cake batter.

  6. How do I make a template?

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      Hi Denise,
      Just click on the link to the template and print it out on letter size paper. Slide it underneath the parchment paper on your pan and follow the image. Remember to slide it out off from underneath the parchment paper before baking.

  7. How do I make the flag design on template and what is the paste I use?

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      Hi Denise,
      After you’ve printed out the template on letter size paper, follow the recipe for making the flag and transfer the batter paste into piping bags. Place the template underneath the parchment paper then use it as a guide to pipe the stars, the blue field and the red stripes.

  8. How far in advance can you make this cake?

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      Hi Amy,
      I would say three days. Just store it in the fridge covered tightly.

  9. OMG You are genius. I love it. It’s talented and beautiful. I definitely will try one day.

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      Thanks, Lynn!

  10. It is so striking. Caught my eye as soon as I saw it. You have amazing talent. You go girl.

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  11. This is incredible! The flag design looks perfect. What a fantastic 4th of July dessert.

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings
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      Thanks, Beth!

  12. Ooooh it’s beautiful! I love it! I will make it, I promise. I’m following your web and I love all!! It’s a very good web = ).
    Greetings from Spain! = )

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      Hi Cristina, thanks for stopping by!

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