7 Red, White, And Blue Cakes To Make On The Fourth Of July That Are Deliciously Patriotic

So you have a list of recipes for red, white, and blue desserts, and you've seen a handful of red, white, and blue cupcakes... but what about patriotic cakes? Other desserts are fun and all, but when it comes down to it, a cake makes a statement. If you're hosting a holiday gathering, or if you've been asked to bring dessert to a backyard barbecue, don't opt for a store-bought cake. Oh no, get creative. If you're having a bit of baker's block (that's writer's block, but for bakers), have a look at these patriotic cakes I've rounded up from the world wide web. Things are about to get a little messy...

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The Fruit Flag Cake

Turn any cake into a July 4th treat by topping it off with some blueberries and strawberries (arranged accordingly, of course).

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The Red, White, And Blue Wedding Cake

Is this a wedding cake? Perhaps. Is it red, white, and blue? Most definitely.

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Fireworks Cake

That icing, though!

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Patriotic Fruit Cake

You don’t have to arrange your fruit into a fancy flag for it to look patriotic. As long as your berries are red and blue, they will look festive all on their own.

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Angel Food Cake

Whipped cream and fresh fruit atop a light, fluffy angel food cake is considered a classic for a reason.

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Flag Decorations Cake

The easiest way to dress up a cake for the Fourth of July? Use tiny little flags you can pick up at any craft store. Done and done.

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Happy 4th Of July Cake

You don’t need to be an artist in order to have some fun with frosting. Break out the red, white, and blue, and go wild.

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