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4th of July Cake Decoration Ideas

4July Cake Decoration IdeasCelebrating our independence with family and friends is a great and ongoing tradition. Whether you plan a picnic, block party, barbecue, or family reunion, finding the perfect dessert is big part of the fun.

Decorating a cake for a Fourth of July celebration is one of many fun ways you can enhance your family’s holiday enjoyment. Check out these simple, fun and easy cake decorating ideas sure to impress your guests this 4th of July.

Here are some cake decorations Ideas–

4th of July Flag Cake:

Probably the easiest of all, this one calls for a sheet cake and vanilla frosting. Decorate with blueberries and strawberries to form the stars and stripes as in the national flag.

Try making these sheet cakes:

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Sheet Cake

Tex-Mex Sheet Cake

For Vanilla Frosting:

Vanilla Frosting

Old-Fashioned Vanilla Frosting

Stars & Stripes Cupcakes:

Bake up a batch of your favorite cupcakes. Use vanilla icing and food coloring to frost with patriotic red, white and blue. Arrange on a tray in the shape of Old Glory.

Try making these cupcakes:

Cupcakes with Blueberries

Easy Sponge Cake Cupcake

Strawberry Cupcakes

Flag Cupcake Cake

Uncle Sam's Hat Cake:

This also calls for colored icing to decorate Uncle Sam's hat, made with strategic cuts to a homemade sheet cake. If you like, frost with vanilla icing and substitute red and blue icing with strawberries (or raspberries) and blueberries.

Star Cake:

Make dessert shine with this star-shape cake frosted in red, white and blue. A sheet cake will do, or start with a layer cake with vanilla frosting in between the two layers.

Some more sheet cakes:

Caramel Sheet Cake

Sheet Cake (Bake & Frost 45 Minutes)

Red Beet Sheet Cake

Red, White and Blue Bundt Cake:

Start out with your favorite Bundt cake recipe and make a "fireworks" burst by dribbling basic frosted icing down the sides. Fill up the center with strawberries and blueberries.

Try these Bundt Cake Recipes:

Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake

Red Velvet Bundt Cake

Special Bundt Cake

Blueberry Bundt Cake

Some more ideas–

  • You can use an edible image or piping gel eagle transfer to create a stunning image of the national bird eagle. Add a border to complete the cake.
  • Declaration of Independence: Airbrush a rectangular cake with light beige edible paint. Allow it to dry. Use a stiff paintbrush and black edible paint to write the heading and first few sentences of the document on the cake top. Alternatively, copy the top and bottom of the Declaration of Independence and use small loops to represent the actual wording, depending on the look you want for the cake. Finish by piping a butter cream border around the top and bottom edges of the cake.
  • Founding father: Cut out an outline of one of the founding fathers faces, such as Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin, and place atop a cake. Add some drop stars in red, white or blue, and a border around the cake's edges.
  • Sculpted Independence Day Designs: If you want to try something different, Challenge yourself by making a sculpted cake this 4th of July. Items to consider sculpting include:

    • Statue of Liberty
    • Uncle Sam
    • President (current or past)
    • White House
    • Liberty Bell
    • Washington Monument

Practical tip:

Skip the butter cream frosting and use fondant instead for these 4th of July cakes. Fondant holds up better in the heat and humidity typically experienced during the hot summer months.

Some Fondant Recipes:

Water Fondant

Mint Fondant

Cream Fondant

Using your own creativity and some of these ideas, you will be able to create the Fourth of July ambiance that will get everyone feeling patriotic. With a little bit of practice and lots of fun, you, your family and your taste buds will enjoy the cake decorating learning process.

Happy Fourth of July!!

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