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Flag Sheet Cake

This beautiful flag sheet cake makes a festive addition to a patriotic-themed party. This recipe was adapted from Martha Stewart Living, July 2001.

  • Servings: 24
Flag Sheet Cake

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May Spring 2007



  1. Trim any rough edges from cakes using a serrated knife. Place four strips of parchment paper around the perimeter of a serving platter. Place first layer, bottom side up, on serving platter. Using an offset spatula, spread cake with 2 1/2 cups frosting. Top with remaining layer, bottom side up. Spread entire cake with 5 1/2 cups frosting. Place remaining frosting in a large pastry bag fitted with a star tip (such as Ateco #35). Remove parchment paper strips.

  2. Using the tip of a toothpick, outline the shape of a flag on the cake. Fill the upper left-hand corner with a single layer of blueberries. Place one row of raspberries across upper edge of cake to form first red stripe. Pipe one row of stars just below raspberries to form first white stripe. Repeat process with remaining raspberries and frosting until you have 7 red and 6 white stripes.

Reviews (8)

  • cheftb 1 Sep, 2012

    Since I was pressed for time, I made my own cake but decorated it like this one. So beautiful and patriotic. Definitely a crowd pleaser on the 4th of July.

  • SusanParris 13 Nov, 2010

    This cake was a big hit with the Veterans! It was perfect and yummy.

  • SusanParris 11 Nov, 2010

    I'm in the process of making this cake to honor our Veterans today at our American Legion Post! I'll comment later on their response. It's a perfect fit for their special day.

  • prinesskikio12 28 Dec, 2008


  • prinesskikio12 28 Dec, 2008


  • annmongelli 22 Jun, 2008

    This is a wonderful cake that I had made a few years ago...It is still requested whenever a barbeque is brewing...and the guests still love and enjoy it as though it is the first time i make it!

    Ann of Wallington, NJ

  • qa_wire-22 10 Jun, 2008

    This is a beautiful cake i wish someone could make this for me for July 4th.

  • mmsrjs 18 Jan, 2008


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