Iran Flag Vanilla Cake with Strawberries and Kiwi

Iran Flag Vanilla Cake with Strawberries and Kiwii

Okay, I have a confession to make. This post is going to be a cheat’s post! I wanted to post a recipe for you all last night and I’ve been trying to write it for a couple of days, but to be honest the fatigue part of Lupus has been kicking my butt this past week. I’ve done nothing but sleep and force myself through work, I haven’t baked for a week which is a long stretch of time for me! And I guess writing a post was just too energy draining for me. 

Iran Flag Vanilla Cake with Strawberries and Kiwii

But enough of my whining, I’m coming out of my hole to share this Iran flag vanilla cake with you all. And while I don’t have a recipe to go with it, I do hope that you appreciate it. I don’t make celebration cakes much anymore, but a friend asked me to make this for her friend’s birthday and I’m glad I did. It’s one of my favourite cakes that I’ve made – the overall result looks awesome and it’s really simple to achieve. She asked for a vanilla cake with chocolate filling, and told me that her friend was from Iran and very patriotic – and this is what I came up with. I hope I get a chance to make some more flag cakes decorated with fruit, because I think the result is quite stunning.

Iran Flag Vanilla Cake with Strawberries and Kiwii

I’m glad it was the Iranian flag too, because it’s a really pretty flag with bright colours so it was a lot of fun to decorate. Plus the fruit add extra flavour, rather than it just being more sweet frosting or fondant. There is one thing that bothers me about this cake though and that’s that I put it on the cake board slightly wonky! I didn’t notice until it was too late to do anything about it, I still cringe about it when I look at these photos! I just want to reach in and adjust it haha! 

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Iran Flag Vanilla Cake with Strawberries and Kiwi


For reference, here is the Iran flag

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For the cake I used this recipe which is a really yummy vanilla cake recipe. 

 I hope you enjoy this cake, and I promise I’ll have a recipe up for you soon!

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  1. Judith Graber says:

    Great idea to use fruit on your cake. I am printing this to save for next year as Italy has the same colors. A nephew is half Sicilian and he would just love this for his birthday 🙂 I will have to let you know how it turns out next August 🙂

  2. Amanda says:

    First of all, I’m sorry to hear you’re not feeling well lately… I hope your energy comes back soon! Secondly, WOW. What a stunning representation of the Iranian Flag and it looks incredibly delicious and fresh 🙂

  3. Hilda says:

    You did a beautiful job with that cake and I can imagine that your friend was super pleased with it. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Andrea Fogleman says:

    Oh how yummy! I love cake with fruit. The design is very nice too. Thanks for sharing and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays. This post will be shared via FB, Twitter and Pinterest. Have a wonderful week.

  5. Angie says:

    I think you did a great job, Michelle! I’m with you about not being able to stand anything wonky or asymmetrical. You just need to close your eyes, lol. But really, when you think about it, that’s what makes homemade things or home cooked food special. The fact that it’s not perfect, so that you know it didn’t come out of a factory.

  6. Heidy @TheMccallumsShamrockPatch says:

    I love this idea, I am sure it was a HUGE hit!!!! Your recipe looks so delicious! Thank you for joining us this last weekend on #PureBlogLove recipe and DIY craft Link Party! I hope to see you this Thursday night again, the party starts at 8 pm EST and runs all weekend! I can’t wait to see what you’re cooking up next!
    Heidy L. McCallum

  7. Ginger says:

    Love how you used fruit to add color to this cake. It’s beautiful and I’m sure your friend was thrilled with it. Sorry about the Lupus getting you down. My BFF also deals with it and it is a daily struggle. Keep up the great work! Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday!

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