July 4th is almost here and it’s time for a roundup of 25 of the BEST patriotic cakes, tutorials, and ideas! I love summer desserts, and the Fourth of July gives us a great reason to whip up something fabulous, with an added pop of red, white, and blue!
We’ve made several July 4th cake and cupcake tutorials over the years! Today we’re featuring our favorites, as well as some fantastic patriotic cakes, sweets, and ideas from other cake and dessert websites!
Whether you’re looking for a fabulous cake recipe or some creative and festive sweetness for the dessert table, we’ve included something for everyone! Enjoy!!
Let’s start things off with our most recent July 4th Cake Tutorial! This cheerful and patriotic cake design features easy chocolate candy coating panels, and fireworks for added height and drama!
We had the best time making this cake! Find the free cake tutorial here!: July 4th Cake with Chocolate Panels and Fireworks!
Next up, a ruffled buttercream flag cake from our free step by step tutorial! This design is so simple and fun!: Ruffled Buttercream Flag Cake Tutorial
How cute is this colorful and patriotic Firecracker Cake by Love Bakes Good Cakes? LOVE the colors both inside and outside–this is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and simple too!
This sweet “We Heart America” themed July 4th cake features cute hand painted accents! Find our step by step cake tutorial here!: “We Heart America” July 4th Cake- Free Tutorial
I love this colorful Fourth of July drip cake with macarons by B. Sweet Dessert Boutique!
Next up is our simple July 4th Flag Cake is with buttercream shells and rosettes! This has been one of our most popular patriotic cakes!
We also demonstrate some adorable July 4th cupcakes (featured below). Hop over to see!: July 4th Flag Cake with Buttercream Shells! Free Tutorial
I just love cake rolls and their gorgeous swirled slices! We need to change things up now and then and a cake roll is the perfect way to do just that. These simple cakes always bring smiles, and I especially love this Patriotic Cake Roll by Taste and Tell!
LOOK at these cuties! Not only are these Red White and Blue Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries by Spicy Southern Kitchen patriotic, but they are so easy and delicious!!
I’ve decided that Red Velvet Cake totally qualifies as Fourth of July cake! This moist classic Red Velvet recipe is one of our most popular and it is just SO good.
We love Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting. Toss a few blueberries on top and you have a red, white, and blue cake! Classic Red Velvet Cake
I always love a good buttercream cake design, and this Stars and Stripes Flag Cake by Erin Bakes is so simple yet impressive!
This patriotic buttercream Popsicle Cake is a snap to create! Start with a simple sheet cake, do a little carving, and add a simple “popsicle stick”. Find out how to make it in our free tutorial!: Popsicle Cake Tutorial
Oh my goodness, when I saw these adorable Edible Eagles by NoblePig.com, I had to include them in my roundup. They may not be made from cake, but they would certainly make perfect cake or cupcake toppers! Kids would love this edible “craft”!
Pound Cake is a classic All-American summertime dessert! This has been a longtime favorite recipe of mine, and it’s PERFECT for July 4th.
This cake easy, ultra moist and delicious. Top it off with strawberries, blueberries, and cream, and you have yourself and amazing red-white-and blue cake! Find the recipe here: Classic Pound Cake
WOW! This next cake is truly a show stopper with it’s awesome flag interior! I could just stare at it all day. Love the red, white, and blue buttercream piping & sprinkles too! Find out all of the details for this flag cake on SugarHero.com!
I love this gorgeous Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake by Life, Love, and Sugar!
Here are some simple, patriotic July 4th cupcakes with buttercream and candy coating designs! Free tutorial: Fourth of July Cupcakes!
This easy No-Bake Berry Trifle by Natasha’s Kitchen looks so refreshingly delicious! I could just dive right in!
Okay, this next one isn’t red, white, and blue but nothing says Happy 4th like hamburger and hot dog cookout cupcakes!!
I have to include these cuties in all of my summertime roundups because they are just SO easy and adorable! Cookout Cupcake Tutorial
This next dessert may look like a cake roll, but it’s actually Rice Krispies Treats! Kids would LOVE these Patriotic Pinwheels from Hungry Happenings!
Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day! I love this EASY and festive July 4th Ice Cream Sandwich Cake by Hoosier Homemade for a last minute dessert that is not only delicious but looks fantastic when sliced!
Here’s a colorful and patriotic cake for you! This fun July 4th Tie Dye Cake by Beauty and the Beard looks like a party!
Let’s throw in a DELICIOUS and patriotic fruit tray into the mix just for fun. This easy and beautiful Flag Dessert Tray by Family Fresh Meals is just so clever!
Here are some fun and festive Firecracker Cupcakes as featured on What2Cook.net!
I love these easy July 4th Chocolate Dipped Strawberries by Yummy, Healthy, Easy!! These are perfect on their own for a little something sweet, or as cake or cupcake toppers!
These simple Fourth of July Cupcakes are filled with berries, cream, and topped off with CUTE patriotic cupcake toppers!! Fourth of July Cupcakes- Free Tutorial
Thanks for stopping by! We hope that you enjoyed this fun little roundup July 4th cakes and ideas! Make sure to stop by our Recipes Section for the full collection of our most favorite cake and frosting recipes, or our Free Tutorials section for even more cake decorating fun!