The 4th of July flag cake was a hit!
I messed my cake up because I started with 2 white cakes and 1 red cake instead of the reverse, but no one noticed. It's one of those pow moments where the pow is all that matters. Flavor also doesn't matter that much, as long as it's white and moist and yummy (I recommend using an egg white-only batter/cake mix so that the yolks don't taint the white stripes darker). Because I used a classic crowd-pleaser white cake mix, it was a hit with kids and my sweet tooth-graced grandmother. It was like a birthday cake for America.