I might be a little bit early with the red, white & blue theme, since the 4th of July is still weeks away, but I love the 3 colors together. I made a birthday cake for my little brother (and secretly my favorite, shhhh, don't tell my other brothers!). Homage to our dual nationalties: Dutch & American, I made the cake a little bit patriotic. Red, white & blue is the Dutch flag, but also represent the U.S. of course.
I used a Silikomart 3-tier cake mold. I think it's actually meant for wedding cakes, but birthdays are more frequent, and thus, it's an excuse to make a 3-tier cake more often. The silicone pans worked really well. Although the cake looks humongous, it actually only required 1 cake recipe. The silikomart 3-tier cake mold is a really good tool for making a cake special. I'll definitely be using it more often. Next time, I'm making the 3-tier cake a bit more sophisticated. I have a flower cake in mind... Bring on the icing! Rating: 5 out of 5.
You can use any cake recipe you like, I used a vanilla cake recipe by Magnolia Bakery and added red and blue food coloring to the batter, and trimmed the top before icing it.
Vanilla cake recipe.
Buttercream frosting recipe.