Can we talk about the weather this weekend?!?! It was AMAZING! We had a late Father’s Day party with our family and enjoyed being able to hang out outside without sweating. Was the weather nice enough to enjoy where you are? We also went over to our aunt’s house to decorate a cake, which turned out really cute! And we even managed to make it to her house without getting lost! We count that as a win in our book! 😉 Do anything fun this weekend? Let us know in the comments!
This week, we’re going to be showing/telling you how to make a cake for the upcoming 4th of July holiday! The 4th is the perfect excuse to practice your cake decorating abilities, as you’ll probably be having a party to celebrate, and you’ll have plenty of people to eat it! Sometimes we wonder what people from other countries think about the fact that us Americans go so blown out in celebrating ourselves and our freedom. So, if your reading this and happen to be from another country, let us know what you think!
We always joke that summer in America is just one big party of celebrating being American! There’s always decorations out in red, white, and blue. There’s always a cook out going on to celebrate something with hot dogs, hamburgers, and apple pie. People are always wearing their red, white, and blue clothes, shoes, hats, and jewelry. Any who, we’ve droned on now, so let’s get back to the cake, which mirrors these summer color choices!
As you’ve probably noticed, these last couple weeks, we’ve been talking about the different steps in cake decorating. We’ve shown you How to Level a Cake, How to Crumb Coat, and today, we’re showing you how to do the “final coat”. This is the coat of frosting that everyone is going to see, so you want it to be as smooth and perfect as possible. Whether you are doing a cake like we did for the 4th of July or making it all one color, the process is still the same for the most part (the only difference being that you’ll use one color instead of 3).
After your cake has refrigerated from the crumb coat, it’s time to do the final layer of frosting! To make this 4th of July cake, you’ll need red, white, and blue frosting, all in piping bags with the tips cut off.
Next, you’ll want to start at the bottom, and with the piping bag with red frosting, pipe red frosting around the bottom third of the cake. Next, take the white frosting, in a piping bag, and pipe another third of frosting around the cake. Lastly, blue is going to go on the top third of the cake.
After the sides are covered, pipe blue frosting into the middle of the top of the cake. Use a spatula to spread the blue frosting over the top of the cake until it’s smooth. Next, taking a large spatula, smooth the sides of the cake. Do this the same way you did the crumb coat. Put the spatula against the side of the cake and applying a little pressure, spin the cake.
For the two toned color decorations on top of the cake, put two piping bags (one with white and one with red) into a larger piping bag, fitted with a 2D tip. This creates the half and half color. Then, just pipe the frosting in little stacks all around the cake!
You can check out the video on how we did this too!
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