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Eagle Scout Flag Cake with Fondant

I have four younger brothers (four!) and all of them are Boy Scouts. Three of the four are Eagle Scouts now (we’ll give the 12-year old a pass for now– he’s still got time), and a few weeks ago I got to go to the third brother’s Court of Honor:

And the best part (to each his own, right?) was that I got to make a cake! I don’t know how many of you have made scouting-themed cakes, but I had a really difficult time coming up with an idea. I’m not really an artist, so anything requiring detail (like an Eagle or a scouting badge) was definitely out of the question.

So I googled. And googled. And googled some more (who knew there were so few Scouting cake ideas for a not-artist like me?), and I ultimately landed on a cake with a fondant American flag draped over the two tiered layers with shooting fondant stars.

Straight lines? Cookie cutter stars? Fondant? THAT I can do. I never got to the shooting part of the stars (sigh), but they didn’t look too difficult. Just leave yourself time to let the fondant stars harden a little– just enough so they’ll still hold shape when attached to some crafting wire.

Here’s my fondant recipe (an adjusted version of marshmallow fondant)– it worked beautifully!

{sorry for the hideous lighting!!}

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

11 comments on “Eagle Scout Flag Cake with Fondant”

  1. The cake looks terrific! And congrats to the new Eagle Scout! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Cake looks great. Very nicely done!

    BTW I’m hosting a 12 FAT quarter Fabric Giveaway. Come by and check it out when you get a chance :)

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  3. Congragtulations to your brother, and to you too. The cake and cupcakes turned out beautiful. Thank you for sharing your decorating ideas at Joy of Desserts.

  4. Completely beautiful!

  5. Wow, I love it. My husband is the comissioner of our boy scout troop and I have 2 sons in it so I wish I knew how to work with fondant but I love your idea. Maybe I can make one similar???
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  6. Aww Ahston, you are to cute girl. The cake turned out awesome, and I bet it was hard trying to figure out how to decorate it, thats a tough one for sure, lol. You did great though, for sure :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    I’d also LOVE to invite you to check out my weekly parties. I would be so happy if you linked up, this and any other fabulous project you are working on.
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  7. I just made a copy of your marshmallow fondant recipe. I’ve been paying waaaaay too much for ready-to-use fondant. Can’t wait to make some of my own to use on my next cake challenge! Thanks for sharing. -Lindsey

  8. Very cute!!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!! I would love it if you joined me again tomorrow! :)

  9. It looks amazing. More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your cake. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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