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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.

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  1. [...] 4th of July Party: 7 Sweet Desserts + Free Patriotic Printables Posted on June 22, 2011 by nicksposts 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!                                                          http://blog.hgtv.com/design/2011/06/21/4th-of-july-party-7-sweet-desserts-free-patriotic-printables/… [...]

  2. Anna@HGTV says:

    Click on the link under the photo. Looks like they are chocolate covered marshmallows (white chocolate?) that are dipped in sanding sugar.
    Makes me wonder if it would be possible to dip a marshmallow partially in food-dye colored water to create some sort of ombre effect. Or dip it in water and then sprinkles…would they stick?

  3. Jade says:

    Thanks for the awesome printables! Can't wait to use them for our July 4th party!

  4. For the chocolate dipped marshmallows, you can insert 6" lollipop sticks into the marshmallow, dip halfway into chocolate {any color}, then sprinkle with any sprinkles! Easy!

  5. [...] a round-up of American-flag-themed free printables and recipes from HGTV, including a tutorial about aparticularly nifty cake that looks like a flag when you cut into it by [...]

  6. AutumnJo says:

    This is so much fun! Thanks for the inspiration Kim (and the free printables)!!!

  7. Thanks for ideas, will try for take-a-long

    dessert to invited dinner party

    BJ.

  8. [...] from some of our favorite craft-fabulous blogs: Martha Stewart ; Kim of The TomKat Studios via HGTV Blog ; Pizzazzerie &  WH [...]

  9. [...] on HWTM today! Jasmine used the free printable 4th of July cupcake toppers that I designed for HGTV. So [...]

  10. mindy starr says:

    you seriously inspire all my parties! thanks so much for the great 4th of july printables! i used them at my party yesterday! i would love for you to check it out!!
    http://getcreativejuice.blogspot.com/2011/07/4th-
    thanks again!!!

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