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How are you celebrating the 4th of July this year? If you’re attending a party or gathering, I suggest you volunteer now to bring dessert. I’ve collected seven easy, festive and delicious recipes. Plus, with the patriotic cupcake wrappers and party toppers I designed exclusively for HGTV readers, you’ll be sure to impress the host and other guests!
HGTV Exclusive From The TomKat Studio - Fourth of July Cupcake Circles & Wrapper - Free Printables

Free Printable Party Circles for Desserts - 4th of July - The TomKat StudioHGTV exclusive :: download free printable party circles

Free Printable Cupcake Wrappers - 4th of July - The TomKat StudioHGTV exclusive :: download free printable cupcake wrappers

I seem to always be in charge of dessert at gatherings with family and friends. I absolutely love to bake {when I’m not blogging}, especially cupcakes. Cupcakes are easy, cute and oh so popular.

My other favorite party must-have is cake pops. Bakerella made them famous and if you haven’t had one, I insist that you do soon. Even Starbucks sells them now, so you have no excuse.

fourth of july cupcake liners cake popssources :: cupcake liners, cake pops

A fun trend that I’m seeing these days is desserts served in mason jars. These layered cupcakes in jars were created with the 4th in mind! They are easy to transport and when you arrive at the event, top them with our free printable designs!

red white blue mason jar cupcakes desserts for 4th of Julyrecipe/photos :: glorious treats

Speaking of desserts in jars, don’t these cheesecakes look divine? With blueberries and strawberries on top, they are the perfect red, white and blue dessert for the 4th! I must make these soon.

cheesecakes in jars fourth of julyrecipe/photos :: my baking addiction

Looking for an element of surprise? Imagine when your party guests cut into this seemingly simple white cake, only to reveal an American flag inside. Simply amazing.

red white blue cake fourth of julyrecipe/photos :: glorious treats

Okay, you’ll have to call in a professional for this cake…but you’ll be the talk of the town {or at least of the party} showing off a dessert like this. Isn’t it stunning? Decadent layers and detailed fondant work make this cake a perfect centerpiece to any dessert table. Also shown here are marshmallow pops, an easy alternative to cake pops. Just stick, dip and sprinkle!

fourth of july cake marshmallow popsphotos :: cake, marshmallow pops

With sweets like these and free downloads to decorate them, how can you not offer to bring a dessert to a 4th of July fete?

Hope your holiday is a blast and be sure to share with me how your patriotic treats turn out.

Tell me in the comments below.

33 Responses

  1. Kayla@HGTV says:

    I wasn't hungry, but I am now! My sweet tooth is dying for a taste of all of these desserts (especially the cake pops, because I feel less guilty). My favorite idea is the dessert layered in mason jars – what a brilliant party favor, too! (Kim – If you go a little crazy with the baking, feel free to send any "extras" over to my place!)

  2. Cakepops101 (Kim) says:

    Wow! I'm speechless just looking at your post today. Beautiful to say the least. Thanks bunchs for your freebies, can't wait to start planning our 4th of July celebration. May try one or two of these. Mason jars are very cute, and love the stripped cake also. Well just love them all. Thanks Kim!

  3. lifenreflection says:

    these are so cute!

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  5. StarSpry says:

    These are great! Thanks for all the inspiration :)

  6. Savannah says:

    I love the mason jars. I am curious how to make them without getting icing all over the insides of the jar. What a cute idea!

    Savannah @ Hammock Tracks

    • Pam says:

      use a piping bag or any plastic food bag with a corner cut out. Pipe the icing on the cake layers

  7. Karli_HGTV says:

    I always prefer savory treats over sweet, but after seeing these goodies I got really, really hungry. The dessert looked down on me — there was a German chocolate upside down cake in the breakroom. Hint hint, Kayla.

    Beautiful post, Kim!

  8. Great tips, thank you for sharing!

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  10. renee unsworth says:

    love the free printables and the fun and pretty July 4th dessert ideas. Thanks!

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