Nothing tops off an Independence Day party or BBQ quite like the perfect 4th of July cake! Whether you’re looking to impress with a red, white and blue dessert or just want to celebrate with something refreshing and homemade, our 4th of July cake ideas have you covered!

1. 4th of July Fluted Tube Cake

When the fireworks start going off at the twilight’s last gleaming, bust out this celebratory fluted tube cake for your guests to snack on while they watch! Use your favorite cake recipe and decorate with the Color Right Food Coloring System to get the perfect shades of red, white and blue and end your party with a bang.

2. Americana Sheet Cake

If you want your 4th of July BBQ to have a wow factor – without the fireworks – impress your guests with this sheet cake decorated with a star and (wavy) stripes. Use Tip 150 to easily create the zig-zag stripes, for a stunning design that evokes the American flag, without making it an actual American flag cake. It’s a dessert that guests will talk about from sea to shining sea!

3. 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. How great would this look topped with sparkling candles?

4. Red, White and Blue Ice Pop Cake

Celebrate the 4th of July with this bomb-tastic Red, White and Blue Ice Pop Cake. Using the simple star piping technique, this cake is decorated with everyone’s favorite patriotic ice pop and features red, white and blue cake layers and buttercream swirls.

5. Angel Food Cake with Berries and Whipped Cream

Light and refreshing, this 4th of July cake is great for a sweet treat that won’t weigh you down. A dozen egg whites transform this cake into a light and airy treat best served with whipped cream and fresh blueberries and strawberries.

6. Striped Red, White and Blue Cake

Stripes of white cake and red buttercream are revealed when you cut into this Red, White and Blue cake. Festive and patriotic, this striped buttercream cake is perfect for your 4th of July celebration.

7. Summer Watermelon Cake

Serve up a fresh slice of summer with this Watermelon Cake. Decorated using sanding sugars and Candy Melts candy, this bright and summery cake is great for birthdays and summer BBQs.

8. Pineapple Pull-Apart Cake

No need to cut this cake! Made using a bunch of cupcakes, this pull-apart cake is great for summer parties or nights in with friends. Simply arrange your cupcakes in a pineapple shape, then ice them all to make a summery sweet pineapple. When it’s time for dessert, just grab a cupcake and enjoy!

Summer Fruit Loaf Cake

9. Summer Fruit Loaf Cake

Topped with fresh raspberries, blueberries, lemons and red currants, this Summer Fruit Loaf Cake recipe is the perfect sweet treat to any picnic or warm weather celebration. Layers of tasty vanilla cake are topped with a simple powdered sugar glaze, giving this vanilla loaf cake recipe a rustic look that is sure to impress.

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Our Favorite Fun & Festive 4th of July Cake Ideas

Check out our fun & festive 4th of July dessert ideas! We've got some great recipes that are great additions to any Independence Day party or backyard BBQ!
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