Patriotic Buttercream Star Cake Recipe

Sometimes you just want something simple, and this simple patriotic buttercream star cake fits the bill. It’s basically piping stars in a star pattern. What’s so amazing about it? I’ve even given you with a template!

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With the Fourth of July approaching, I wanted to make something fast and simple. Typically, this is the time of year when everyone prefers to spend time outdoors with family and friends, and most people do not want to spend hours in the kitchen. So I’ve made it simple for you on this one.

I experienced a camera malfunction last week and lost all of the movies I recorded for this project. Indeed, it was so annoying that it nearly made me weep.

I did, however, retrieve the completed product photos, and happily, this cake is simple enough that I can still show you how to make it.

Let’s get started.

Supplies needed for the easy patriotic buttercream star cake:

  • An 8-inch round white cake with at least two layers (try my moist white cake)Alternatively, a white cake mix may be used.
  • Buttercream (vanilla bean buttercream recipe) (vanilla bean buttercream recipe) Try this recipe for a very white buttercream.
  • Food coloring gel in the color red
  • Food coloring gel royal blue
  • Star recommendations (you can use theWilton star tip 21or a smaller star tip like theWilton 18)
  • Icing Spatula, Large
  • Table for Turning Cakes

Making the easy patriotic buttercream star cake:

This cake was an 8-inch circle with two layers of cake. My cake batter was colored red, white, and blue.

I basically simply colored the batter in three sections: red, blue, and white.

I put half of the red batter on the pan. Next it added half of the blue without spreading it out, followed by the white in the center. I repeated myself. I didn’t marble it, though, since I didn’t want the white to mix with the red too much and turn it pink.

After it’s chopped, it’ll look like this.

Just bake the cake according to the recipe directions and leave it aside to cool.

After the cake has cooled, stack it, fill it, and top it in white buttercream.

More red and blue buttercream will be needed to pipe your star design.

If you’re having difficulties obtaining your buttercream dark colors, try out this tutorial on how to make it: Buttercream Dark Colors Coloring

I really generated a template for the star on top for you. It’s ideal for an 8-inch cake, but you may adjust the size to suit your requirements.

You’ll need to print it (it’s on two sheets of paper), then cut out the star and tape it together to make it large enough for the top of your cake.

To get the template, just click on the image below.

When you’ve taped everything together, place it on top of the cake and trace around it with a toothpick. Set aside the template so you may use it as a reference for the colors you’re going to pipe.

No worries if the template takes a little buttercream off the cake when you remove it; you’ll be piping more on when you pipe the star design.

Just fill piping bags with red, white, and blue buttercream and pipe the colors as directed by the design. Just pipe little stars. Isn’t it simple?

After you’ve piped the blue section, just go over it with some white stars.

Finish by piping stars around the base of your cake to create a border. I just used red buttercream for it.

That’s all! See? It’s really simple and not too sophisticated, yet it still has that wow effect. You may go out and enjoy your time with your family and friends now that you haven’t spent the whole day in the kitchen.

I hope you have fun with this one and have a nice Happy Fourth of July!

You may also be interested in:

  • 4th of July Rustic Cake
  • Cookie Cups with a Patriotic Theme

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What kind of buttercream do professionals use?

Swiss meringue buttercream is arguably the most common buttercream among pastry chefs. It is exceedingly smooth, making it a favorite option for frosting cakes. It has a much richer butter taste than American buttercream but is much less sweet.

Which buttercream is best for frosting a cake?

Since Swiss buttercream is so soft, it is best for frosting cakes rather than piping or decorating. Check that the mixture is cold before adding the butter; otherwise, the butter will melt.

What frosting is best for star tip?

Star tips may be used with any kind of frosting, but they work best with American, Swiss, or Italian meringue. Softer or store-bought frostings may not keep their form as well.

Which buttercream holds its shape best?

The most stable of all buttercreams, Italian meringue buttercream, usually known simply as Italian buttercream, is also the most complex to produce. This buttercream is so named because it begins with the preparation of Italian meringue.

Which buttercream is easiest to decorate?

1. Buttercream from the United States. American buttercream frosting is the most frequent and simplest to create buttercream frosting. It’s often used in a piping bag to decorate cakes.

What is the most difficult buttercream to make?

Personally, I believe that French buttercream is the most difficult to perfect since it needs delicately dripping boiling sugar syrup into beaten eggs while the mixer is running to avoid the yolks from scrambling. But it’s well worth it!

Should buttercream be cold before piping?

Spreading icing over heated cake layers is a recipe for a messy catastrophe. Refrigerate your cake layers for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight. If you prepared the frosting ahead of time, make sure it’s at room temperature before you begin.

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