Nicole is our wonderful babysitter neighbor who happens to have a birthday right around the 4th of July. We enjoyed a delightful neighborly 4th of July celebration with her and her family and included Nicole's birthday as a part of our patriotic party.
Her favorite cake flavor is red velvet, so I knew I could do something fun with that. I wanted to surprise her with a plain old birthday cake on the outside, but when you cut into it....
...there's a little American celebration inside.
The whole cake was velvet, but the coloring was plain, blue or red velvet to make this pattern work.
A fun surprise indeed.
Happiest of birthdays to you, Nicole!