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4th of July Cake

This Grandma Is Fun
Course Dessert


  • 1 box white cake mix plus ingredients to make the cake per instructions on box
  • 1 bag of mini pretzel twists
  • 5-6 large thin pretzel twists
  • 1 bag each of red white and blue candy melts. I purchased mine at Wal-Mart.
  • White Pareils
  • 3 6 " cake pans
  • 2 cans white frosting
  • Non stick cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease and flour your 6" baking pans.
  • Prepare cake mix and bake according to instructions on package.
  • Let your three cakes cool on a wire rack.
  • Lay some parchment paper or some foil down and place a separate wire rack on top
  • Spray the rack with non stick cooking spray
  • Melt the blue candy melts according to instructions on package.
  • Drop the mini pretzels into the chocolate. With a fork, remove the pretzel and tap off excess chocolate.
  • Lay the pretzel on the sprayed wire rack.
  • On the blue mini pretzels, you can also sprinkle some white pareils on them to represent some little white stars.
  • Let pretzels cool.
  • Repeat with the red and white candy melts.
  • For this size of cake you will need 15 blue mini pretzels, and 30-35 red and white mini pretzels.
  • Also dip the large pretzels twists with the color of chocolate you desire. I did just red and blue. These will be for the garnishment on the top of the cake.
  • I had some melted chocolate left over, so I spooned the chocolate into a zip loc bag, make a small cut in the corner and squeezed some chocolate lines onto some parchment paper and made some tips and backs of arrows which I added as garnishment to the top of the cake.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut off the domes on two of the layers of cake.
  • Place one cake layer on your serving platter and top with frosting.
  • Repeat with second and third layers of cake.
  • Use remaining frosting to cover the top and sides. Apply the frosting fairly thick on the sides to help the pretzels hold.
  • Starting at the bottom, layer the pretzels around the sides of the cake. Gently press the pretzels into the frosting to adhere them to the cake.
  • Add the large, dipped pretzels onto the top of the cake and any other garnishment you would like.
  • As I said earlier, I made some arrow tips and backs and added those to the top.
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