See another photo, without the raspberries, below...
In the interest of full disclosure, our (Elizabeth's) sister made this cake. So call us biased. But she wasn't looking to feed a big crowd, so she made a round cake and modified the design, with very swanky results.
What we like about this cake is the fact that you could do the star design for more than just the 4th of July. In fact, this version would be perfect for a Dallas Cowboys' fan or maybe a sheriff/wild west-theme birthday party. Use hazelnuts and it works for the holidays.
(Images: Holland Burns)