In figuring out how to make an American flag roll cake, I wanted a lemon sponge cake that was well aerated and soft in texture, pliable yet had the firm structure to hold up after rolling. This delicious lemon sponge cake can be baked plain and finished off with just a dusting of powdered sugar. Or, if you’re feeling crafty and would like to dress it up for a holiday such as Independence Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day or even Thanksgiving, you can bake a flag pattern onto the cake. Or you can customize the pattern based on your country’s flag. Any baked-on design truly makes a roll cake something that’s not only a joy to eat but a delight to behold as well.
I had a craving for chocolate cake, but at the same time I also wanted to create something that could be used for a 4th of July celebration— the result is this chocolate celebration ruffle flag cake.Read More →
This Fourth of July Flag Cake is made to commemorate that important historic day in 1776 when the U.S. declared its independence from the British. I really intended to make something else, but found plans constantly veering towards cake, for what better way to celebrate an important occasion than with a slice of cake. I also include more detail on how I made this cake. My earlier posts on flag cakes were kind of written in haste, so this time I’ll try to be as circumspect and clear as possible, and hope too many details don’t end up being boring.Read More →