Ah, the 4th of July. Warm weather, fireworks, and mouth-watering BBQ. Independence day marks the start of summer in many Americans’ eyes. There is nothing better than spending time with our loved ones, celebrating our freedom and chowing down on some seriously good food. Or is there? What would dinner be without a little, (or a lot of), dessert? One of the best celebrations of the year deserves a killer dessert table. Here are 12 4th of July flag cake ideas to copy this year.
1. 4th of July Popsicle Striped Cake
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more showstopping summer dessert than this 4th of July popsicle striped cake. Nothing says, ” I love you America”, like this red velvet cake with red & white stripes. Topped with blue cream cheese frosting and a popsicle made out white modeling chocolate this cake is guaranteed to be a favorite amongst your guests.
2. Patriotic Cake Pops
To say I’m obsessed with these patriotic cake pops would be an understatement. These little drops of heaven are easy to make, adorable and just doggone delicious.
Covered in white chocolate and colorful sprinkles this dessert is a creative take on 4th of July cake ideas your guests will love. For an extra surprise add red, white, and blue sprinkles to the cake batter to create a firecracker effect. Either way, these patriotic pops will be the talk of the party!
3. Classic Flag Cake
It wouldn’t be summer without a classic American flag cake and this one just happens to be one of our favorites. This fun and festive cake is full of stacked layers and covered in plenty of frosting.
Your guests won’t see the resemblance of a flag until you cut into the center which makes this dessert just that more fun to serve. Keep it simple or decorate it with an abundance of red white and blue accessories. This is one of the best flag cake ideas you will find to celebrate this summer!
4. Red Velvet Sponge Cake
Prep the fresh berries because this decadent sponge cake couldn’t be easier to make. If you want to dabble your party in a bit of elegance this fourth of July, then this red velvet sponge is a great way to celebrate independence day.
Bake two layers of red velvet cake, pipe on the cream cheese frosting and top with fresh berries from your local farmers market. This sponge cake is fresh, zesty and one of the most unique flag cake ideas we have seen. Pro tip: Top with fresh spearmint for an elegant and fresh look.
5. Flag Fruit Pizza
Ok, hear me out. It should come as no surprise that this genius whipped fruit pizza is popular. If you aren’t a fan of cake or are looking for alternate flag cake ideas then this is a great way to go.
Let’s break this down. You start with a sugar cookie crust and top the crust with your favorite flavor of pudding. As if that wasn’t delicious enough top the pudding with an array of berries and whipped cream. This dessert is easy, fresh and delicious. What more could you ask for this 4th of July?
6. Firecracker Cake
If you’re really hoping to impress your friends and family this year then make them this firecracker cake for the 4th of July. Is there a better way to celebrate America than with a larger-than-life American flag layer cake? Absolutely not.
With over a dozen red, white and blue layers, this show-stopping cake can feed up to 30 of your guests. If you want to wow your guests and overshadow this year’s firework show make this cake at your next 4th of July gathering.
7. Flag Cheesecake
Nothing is more crowd-pleasing than a cheesecake. This patriotic version of America’s favorite dessert is festive, easy and fun! Cut a classic cheesecake into cubes and top with fresh berries, powdered sugar or sprinkles. Make sure to make double because a dessert this delicious will be gone as soon as it hits the table.
8. Flag Slushies
Your right. Slushies are hardly a form of cake but are a delicious dessert you can include at your party on your dessert table.
Give your blended ice the all American treatment by spicing them up with patriotic colors. Add blue napkins in the top left corner and assort the blended ice or sorbet to look like the flag. This is a fun spin on a dessert and your guests will absolutely love it.
9. Flag Donuts
Clever toppings transform these ordinary glazed donuts into an all American dessert. A classic American treat often enjoyed with a cup of coffee also makes for the perfect independence day dessert. Drench the donuts with a variety of colored frosting and sprinkles. Your friends and family will ogle at this clever and decadent dessert.
10. Flag Cupcakes
The only thing better than a slice of cake is cake in cupcake form. Easy to hold and even easier to love the cupcake offers a convenient way to enjoy a classic dessert. The choice is completely up to you when it comes to flavor.
From chocolate to vanilla, from red velvet to confetti, the possibilities are endless. No matter what you decide to be sure to top it with colorful frosting that sparkles brighter than the fireworks lighting up the sky. We guarantee you and your friends will love this festive cake.
12. All American Ice Cream Cake
Cool off from the hot summer heat with this festive ice cream cake. Grab your favorite type of ice cream sandwich and roll it into jubilant red, white and blue sprinkles. Serve these at your next 4th of July party. These playful and delicious desserts are the perfect addition to your next family gathering.
We hope you enjoyed this article and that we have sparked some fabulous ideas for your next 4th of July get together. Which dessert are you eager to try? Let us know in the comments. We would love to hear from you!
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