Bring some red, white and blue to your picnic or cookout with these cool bake (and no-bake!) recipes this Independence Day. From festive cakes to fancy fruit and quick candy touches you can add to store-bought classics, we’ve got ideas for amazing Fourth of July desserts that will put the patriotism in your party.

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.

Red, White and 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. Feeling extra festive? Add edible glitter silver stars as a finishing touch.

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.

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.

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.

Seaside Royal Icing Cookies

Cookies iced in blue and white royal icing make a lovely background for classy red apple blossom. Worried about your piping skills? A simple rosette with a star tip is easy, and just as lovely.

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.

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?

Whether you choose to bake or decorate for family at home or an outdoor barbeque this Independence Day, our tricolor treats will make for sparkling smiles to go along with your star and stripes. Tell us all about your patriotic plates below, or take a photo and tag us on Instagram @WiltonCakes.

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