Take the Cake: Bite-sized Inspiration for the Savvy Baker

With 4th of July just around the corner, plans of beaches & barbecues are quickly approaching! After burgers, ribs, and corn, what’s next? Dessert! We’ve found the best patriotic desserts for all your 4th of July festivities.

Red White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles


Red White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles. PC: The View from great island.

Stay cool with this red, white, and blue(berry) dessert! Made with blueberries, raspberries, and yogurt, you definitely won’t feel guilty devouring one (or three!) of these frozen treats.


Snow Cone Cupcakes


Snow Cone Cupcakes. PC: Bakerella.

Surprise your guests with a blast to the past! Revisit your childhood days of running for the ice cream truck (minus the running) with this refined take on the classic snow cone – in cupcake form! (Yes, you can use a cupcake liner!)


Buzzed Cherry Bombs


Buzzed Cherry Bombs. PC: Frosting and A Smile.

Enjoy a little kick in your dessert! This tiny treat calls for maraschino cherries, vanilla vodka, vanilla chips, and blue sprinkles to make an adorable dessert shot that would look perfect on top of some ice cream or a milkshake. This is definitely the cherry on our cake!


Mixed Berry Salad With Mint


Mixed Berry Salad with Mint. PC: Martha Stewart.

Staying healthy or in a bit of a rush? No problem! Just throw some mixed red and blue berries in a white dish for a quick 4th of July treat. Add a touch of mint for a refreshing flavor.


Patriotic Red Velvet Cupcakes


Patriotic Red Velvet Cupcakes. PC: Olivia’s Cuisine.

Make any classic red velvet cupcake a little more festive with some patriotic-colored  sprinkles and a silver star cupcake topper! What’s better than RED VELVET to celebrate ‘Merica?!


Red, White, & Blue Layered Flag Cake


Red, White and Blue Layered Flag Cake. PC: Blahnik Baker.

If you’re feeling extra adventurous, try out this beautiful layered cake and impress everyone you know. With its vanilla core and whipped buttercream frosting: it’s true! You can have your cake, and eat it too!


4th of July Milkshakes


4th of July Milkshakes. PC: Pint Sized Baker.

With just a few drops of food dye this run-of-the-mill vanilla milkshake can become the staple at your next 4th of July picnic. It doesn’t get much better than this. With whipped cream, sprinkles, and a mason jar, how can anyone resist?




So go ahead: get some firecrackers, eat some food from the barbecue, and enjoy your dessert 😉
Happy 4th of July!

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