Four Easy Treats for the 4th of July

June 16th, 2015 by Tiffany Jersey

Everyone will be bringing something to the 4th of July picnic, but you can bring the grand finale. Each of these tasty sweet treats captures the flair of the 4th without the fuss. In just a little time, you can add patriotic color and fun flavor to classics like cupcakes, ice cream cones and cookies.

Dipped Ice Cream Cones: Add color and crunch to your cones with a dip in red, white or blue melted Candy Melts candy and a variety of patriotic sprinkles. The Cone Cakes baking rack holds the cones for drying and serving.


Patriotic Dipped Cones


Red, White and Blue Swirled Cupcakes: Everyone loves picnic treats they can grab and eat, and these July 4th cupcakes also bring pyrotechnics to the plate. Each is topped with an explosive three-color swirl of icing, easily created with the Color Swirl Three-Color Coupler. Watch how it’s done:


S’mores Crispy Cereal Treats: These crunchy cereal bars pack the flavor of traditional s’mores while being much neater to eat. The marshmallow, cereal and candy mixture is laced with warm cinnamon graham and creamy vanilla custard flavors using Treatology Flavor concentrates.

S'mores Cereal Treats

Creamy Coconut Cookie Flag: Give the day a flag-waving finish with red, white and blue royal iced cookies that hold up to the heat using the Color Right™ Performance Color System. The tropical taste combination of toasted coconut and creamy vanilla is just right for summer.

Red White and Blue Star Cookies


It’s a great feeling to bring a dessert that can’t miss. The Wilton Test Kitchen developed these deliciously easy ideas to go with your summer celebration so you can enjoy the fireworks with everyone else.

What will you be making this year?

Tiffany Jersey Tiffany is the Senior Copywriter at Wilton. With a B.A. in Journalism, it’s no wonder she loves getting creative with everything she does from coming up with new ideas on how to host a great theme party and make matching treats to delivering the inside scoop on how to pull it all off without a hitch. A member of the Baking & Decorating Trends Committee, she’s always got her eye on the next big thing—so you can be the first to hear about trending treats and other party feats.

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