Fourth of July Cake Ideas
Three cheers for the red, white and blue! This Fourth of July, show your patriotic spirit with a stunning cake as the centerpiece of your party. It is the time of year when folks are firing up their BBQ grills and pulling out all the stops for a memorable outdoor party. Whip up a batch of your favorite homemade BBQ sauces and choose from this selection of crowd-pleasing BBQ side dishes. Decorate with patriotic-colored streamers and flowers, but don’t stop there. A flag-inspired cake can be fun and festive without being difficult. Take a look at some of our favorite red, white, and blue cakes for your Fourth of July Party. We have included simple how-to tips so you can get the look. Each idea can be made using your favorite cake batter, so it is up to you whether you have deep chocolate or snow-white cake layers. With a little help from fondant, piping bags, food coloring and lots of fresh berries, you can create a flag cake Betsy Ross would be proud of.
Red, White, and Blue Ruffle Cake
Use a piping bag and swirl red, white and blue frosting. It’s easy to do and makes a stunning presentation.
Simply make an easy layer cake, sprinkle on some inexpensive confetti, add sparklers, and you have a fun Fourth of July cake.
Berries and Stars Cake
Look closely – this is really a cinch to prepare. Using a white-frosted layer cake, make the blue stars out of blueberries, then add red stripes using red raspberries. Use your star tip on your pastry bag for the row of white stars and accents.
Very Berry Trifle
Cube a pound cake or angel food cake. Layer the cake, a few dollops of whipped cream, then a cup or two of blueberries or strawberries. Repeat layers until your trifle dish is full.
This Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie Has Us Daydreaming For Summer
Recipe: Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie
This creamy icebox pie has us fantasizing about warm summer evenings and lakeside cookouts with friends. Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie is a refreshing combination of salty and sweet, and takes just 30 minutes of hands-on cooking time. The filling for this easy pie recipe falls somewhere between ice cream and mousse, so it cuts into silky slices and melts in your mouth. You'll want to bookmark this recipe, because an icebox pie is the perfect finishing course for your ladies luncheon or garden party. If you've got access to a freezer, we definitely recommend serving this pie up at your next group function, like a church potluck, because it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. To start your icebox pie, you first have to make your crunchy pretzel crust. This step is incredibly simple – combine finely crushed pretzel sticks, brown sugar, and melted butter and then firmly press into your pie tin. Then, bake the crust for around 10 minutes until it's nice and crisp.
The filling for your Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie is especially sweet with the addition of fresh strawberries. Although perfected when you have access to the cream of the crop at your local farmers market, you can usually find strawberries year-round at the grocery store. Combine the bright strawberries with sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese, and then add in a few tablespoons of strawberry-flavored gelatin. The addition of cream cheese will give your piece a creamy texture, and the gelatin holds the pie together while boosting the strawberry flavor. Finally, fold in some freshly whipped cream and freeze your pie until firm. If you've got an event on the weekend, we recommend preparing the crust and filling in advance, so you're not pressed for time day-of. Then, an hour before serving, top your pie with additional whipped cream and pop it back in the freezer. Your showstopper will be perfectly frozen and ready to slice. Dig in!
Fourth of July Tomboy Cake
For a more rustic look, add a layer of your favorite whipped topping in between two unfrosted cake layers – you may want to add some chopped blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries at this point. Top it all with more whipped topping, a mound of fruit, and cheerful sparklers.
Red, White, and Blue Tower Cake
This three-tiered eyeful can be done using sheets of colored fondant draped over cake layers. Or you can simply use three batches of colored frosting. Make the colored balls out of rolled fondant.
1-2-3 Fourth of July Cake
Cut and angel food cake into three layers (freezing the cake first makes cutting it easier) then spread your favorite whipped topping and fresh red and blue berries in between the layers and on top of cake.
Berry-Delicious Square Patriotic Cake
You may not need a tall three layered cake, but use this image as inspiration. Bake your favorite cake layers in graduated pan sizes, frost with a cream cheese frosting, then add fresh red and blue berries around the edges and on top of the cake. Easy, yet stunning.