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

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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 (9)

167 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 71
  • 2 star values: 26
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: Unrated
05/30/2016
This is a lovely cake with nice flavor. I made the amateur mistake of decorating it with sliced strawberries and whole blueberries a couple hours before serving it. Keep your fruit whole. The strawberries behaved as cut fruit does when in contact with sugar--big runny mess.
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09/01/2012
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.
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11/13/2010
This cake was a big hit with the Veterans! It was perfect and yummy.
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11/11/2010
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.
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12/28/2008
sweet
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12/28/2008
sweet
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06/22/2008
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
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06/10/2008
This is a beautiful cake i wish someone could make this for me for July 4th.
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01/18/2008
FOR PRESIDENTS DAY, FLAG DAY, 4TH OF JULY, AND JUST ANY DAY ALL-AROUND GOOD