The Partiologist: Firecracker or Dud?

Firecracker or Dud?

So, I thought I was done, like done with Fourth of July projects and then it hit me, I need to make another firecracker cake.  This time using the same technique as the Carrot Patch Cake.  I mean, what if someone was needing that perfect dessert to really make a BANG at their party.  So in the rare chance you still need a little something for the Fourth...
I've got you covered, make a Firecracker Cake!
Firecracker Cake!

No need to light this on fire, it's already a HOT MESS!

I really don't know where it went wrong.  It. Just. Did.
I guess it really shouldn't have been a surprise...I'm the one who put the red and blue cake in the middle!

Be honest, if I didn't tell you what this was, would you have any idea?
But since I made it, I'm going to show you how.
Wilton loaf pan.
2 box mixes of white cake or your own white cake recipe.
Wilton cupcake toppers.
Mix cake according directions, divide in two parts and color 1/2 red and the other 1/2 blue. 
After I baked the cakes, the blue cake came out kind of green looking, but don't you worry. 
Freeze the cakes overnight.

Remove from freezer and thaw slightly. 
Slice off the outer layer of the blue and red cakes, so no edge is showing.

Slice a couple long & narrow strips of blue and a couple long & wide strips of red.
Spray your pan with Bakers Joy.

Lay the strips of blue end to end across the bottom middle of the pan.
Place the red strips on top of the blue, lining them up.
Freeze a couple of hours.
Mix up another cake mix (you may need 1 1/2 mixes, depending on the size pan.)
Pour the cake mix batter over the red and blue cake.
Bake 30 - 35 minutes.  Test with toothpick on the sides - don't under bake!
Cool slightly and flip out of pan onto parchment paper.
Now, you can make a delicious frosting, or use Creamy Cool Whip, like I did.
Frost the cake with the cool whip and smooth out with spatula.
Add remaining cool whip to pastry bag and pipe a border with the Wilton 1M Tip.
Sprinkle the top with edible blue and red disco dust.
Top with metallic cupcake toppers.
Slice and serve, was it a Delicious Dilemma...or maybe a Dud?
Have a Festive Fourth of July

 God Bless America!


  1. LOVE your peek a boo cakes! I think this cake is a blast!

    1. Thanks Miss Lisa for thinking my cake is a blast!

  2. Totally delicious and cool looking. What a great cake for the 4th of July.

    1. Now, I just have to find a home for it before I want to eat it!

  3. seriously? you think this is a possible dud? i wish all my duds were like this Kim! :)

  4. I love this cake!! It was a nice surprise to see the firecracker inside. I bet the people eating this cake really enjoyed that as well!

    1. Thank you Cheryl, I do think they enjoyed it...oh wait, maybe that was me who enjoyed it! :)

  5. seriously? you think this looks like a possible dud? i wish all my duds look like this Kim! ;) you make every holiday a blast!!!

  6. No....not a dud at all. I think it looks wonderful.

    1. Aww, thanks Paula, happy you don't think it looks like a dud!

  7. Oh Kim, you're always so hard on yourself, it looks absolutely fantastic. There's no dud in sight here - maybe you need glasses! :p

    Hope you had a wonderful 4th July hunny.

    1. Ha ha Lisa, I did just get new glasses and my daughter thought I looked like nerd alert! :) Maybe that is my problem!

  8. I actually think it looks cool, especially with the cupcake toppers. Nicely done.

    1. Thank you Linda, after all my sweet comments, I decided the cake is a firecracker!


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