4th of July Desserts!

June 27th, 2018 by Desiree Smith



Happy Birthday, America! This year, celebrate the U.S.A. as sweetly as you can with our favorite 4th of July desserts. Whether you prefer sweet flavors or lean toward salty tastes, these patriotic treats are sure to liven up any Independence Day BBQ or party!

red, White & Blue CUPCAKES

Show your colors with these impressively decorated cupcakes! Use the Color Swirl 3-Color Coupler to achieve the perfect swirl, creating a dessert as thrilling to behold as it is delicious to eat!

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RWB Cupcakes

4th of July FLuted tube cake

4th of July 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.

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firecracker popcorn

Combine the salty flavor profile of popcorn with the sweetness of marshmallow and candy drizzle to get this crowd-pleasing treat. Perfect for picnics and parties, this dessert can be served individually or in a big serving bowl for guests to grab and go!

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red, white & blue mini truffles


If you’re looking for something as refreshing as it is delicious for a summer BBQ treat, try your hand at these Summer Mini Berry Trifles. These cupped desserts have something for everyone who’s celebrating the land of the free – soft and moist angel food cake, creamy whipped icing, and layers of fresh fruit for a bit of tartness.

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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, creating a stunning cake that guests will talk about from sea to shining sea!

Find the Instructions Here

RWB cake

patriotic cupcakes

RWB cupcakes 2


As the founding fathers once said, you can never have enough cupcakes! Use tip 100 to mix and match colors and patterns for a dazzling display of desserts that would make our forefathers proud.

Find the Instructions Here

How are you celebrating America’s birthday? Let us know and follow us on Instagram @wiltoncakes for more decorating inspiration!

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

2 Replies

  1. Karen Adams says:

    Love these ideas!!

  2. Karen Adams says:

    Love these ideas

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