How to Make a Flag Cake

Celebrate Independence Day with a festive starred-and-striped cake from Food Network made with fresh berries and cream cheese frosting.

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Flag Cake

Serve a red, white and blue slice of Ina Garten's cake at your 4th of July bash.

Get the Recipe: Flag Cake

First Things First

Start with a freshly baked and cooled cake.

Ice the Cake

Combine the butter, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Once the icing becomes smooth, spread 3/4 of it on the top of the cooled sheet cake.

Start with Blue

Outline the flag on the top of the cake with a toothpick. Fill the upper-left corner with blueberries.

Line with Red Stripes

Place 2 rows of raspberries across the top of the cake like a red stripe. Add 3 more rows of raspberries, leaving space for a strip of white between each.

Pipe the White Stripes

Put the remaining icing in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and pipe 2 rows of white stripes between the raspberries.

Finish with Stars

Pipe icing stars on top of the blueberries.

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