While a backyard barbecue may be at the center of any festive 4th of July party, what's a celebration without dessert?
Check out these simple, fun and easy cake decorating ideas sure to wow family guests this 4th of July:
1. 4th of July Flag Cake
Probably the easiest of all, this one calls for a sheet cake and vanilla frosting. Decorate with blueberries and strawberries to form the stars and stripes.
2. Stars & Stripes Cupcakes
Bake up a batch of your favorite cupcakes. Use vanilla icing and food coloring to frost with patriotic red, white and blue. Arrange on a tray in the shape of Old Glory.
3. Uncle Sam's Hat Cake
This also calls for colored icing to decorate Uncle Sam's hat, made with strategic cuts to a homemade sheet cake. If you like, frost with vanilla icing and substitute red and blue icing with strawberries (or raspberries) and bluberries.
4. Star Cake
Make dessert shine with this star-shape cake frosted in red, white and blue. A sheet cake will do, or start with a layer cake with vanilla frosting in between the two layers.
5. Red, White and Blue Bundt Cake
Start out with your favorite bundt cake recipe and make a "fireworks" burst by dribbling basic frosted icing down the sides. Fill up the center with strawberries and blueberries.
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