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.

Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Make unique cupcakes that look like ice cream cones for your Independence Day/Summer celebrations!

You Will Need
– 1 package regular ice cream cones (about 24)
– Patriotic Star Quins
– Cupcake recipe of your choice
– Icing or frosting recipe of your choice to cover approximately 24 cupcakes

Instructions:
1. Prepare cupcakes as directed on recipe. Pre-heat oven as directed.

2. Pour batter into standard muffin pan without liners (grease pan well before filling). Fill each cup 2/3 full. Bake as directed.

3. Let cupcakes cool on wire rack.

4. Place ice cream cones on a flat surface (it is a good idea to place them on what you are planning on serving them on or transporting them in, to reduce the number of times you have to move the cupcakes around).

5. Place each un-frosted cupcake into the opening of the ice cream cone. If opening is not big enough, carefully squish the sides of the cupcake to let it fall into place OR shave off part of the sides of the cupcake in order for it to fit inside.

6. Frost cupcakes as desired. Sprinkle with Patriotic Star Quins.

TIP: You can also bake the cupcakes directly in the ice cream cones, however, you will need to wrap the edges of each cone with foil to prevent any burning.

Great photo from: Bakerella.com!

Another fun treat idea for Independence Day , patriotic snow cone cupcakes from Bakerella.com! Follow the link for great images and the recipe! And while you are at it take a look around at all her great baking ideas & inspiration!