4th of July Dessert Ideas

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Red, White & Blue Swirled Cupcakes

One coupler that allows you to pipe three colors at once is perfect for topping simple cupcakes with red, white and blue swirls. Buy Now

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Dipped Ice Cream Cones

This no-bake idea is an easy way to make a classic cool summer treat even more special. They might scream for ice cream, but they’ll definitely squeal for sprinkles.

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Summer Berry Mini Trifles

Layers of angel food cake, whipped icing and sweet-tart seasonal blueberries and raspberries combine for a single-serving version of this classic summer sweet.

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Layered Flag Cake

The stars and stripes come through with flying colors on this easy-to-make 5-layer patriotic cake!

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Patriotic Cupcakes with Tip 100

The perfect project to take on with young helpers, these 8 cupcakes are all decorated in the same 3 colors and use only one kind of tip. That’s the kind of summer math we’re okay with.

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4th of July Fluted Tube Cake

Elevate a simple bundt cake by tinting the batter and adding a sweet tricolor candy drizzle. Sprinkle nonpareils and jimmies on top or use fresh blue and red fruit.

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Firecracker Red, White and Blue Popcorn

Who doesn’t love salty and sweet? Mini marshmallows, colored candy drizzles and plain popcorn combine for a flavor profile that’s better than fireworks.

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Inspired Independence Cake

Celebrate America’s birthday with a cake that uses red, white and blue shells to mimic the shape of fireworks bursting in air.

Recipes, tutorials and images thanks to Wilton.com.

Vintage Independence Day Cookies

Independence Day is coming right up! Here is a how-to for making Vintage Independence Day Cookies with edible wafer paper images!

You Will Need:
Patriotic Tiny Postcards Wafer Paper Set
No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe
– 1 bag royal icing
3″ x 2″Rectangle Cookie Cutter
Edible Clear Writing Gel
– Wax or parchment paper
White Edible Glitter
– Small craft scissors
Squeeze Bottles

Instructions:
1. Use No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe and cut out several rectangle cookie shapes. Bake and cool as directed.

2. Ice each cookie with 1 layer of royal icing. Let completely dry.

3. Carefully cut out wafer paper shapes using craft scissors, making sure each one will fit on the cookie. Be careful, wafer paper is fragile!

4. Adhere each wafer paper cut out to a cookie shape by adhering a thin layer of edible clear writing gel (or light corn syrup) to the top of the iced cookies.

5. Flip each cookie face down on a piece of wax paper to dry for about 30 minutes (this will keep the wafer paper shape flat).

6. Flip cookies over and add additional decoration, such as edible glitter or dragees with the edible clear writing gel.

7. Let completely dry and store in an airtight container.