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27 Festive 4th of July Cake Ideas to Wish America a Happy Birthday

We compiled dozens of 4th of July cake ideas because every good birthday should end with cake — and the commemoration of our nation’s birthday is no different. The warm weather, sunny skies, and finally being able to wear open-toed shoes give us even more reason to celebrate, so a slice of something sweet is definitely in order. Try a classic American flag cake, decorated with stars, stripes, and lots of fresh fruit, or decorate a simple vanilla cake with red and blue sanding sugar. Incorporate the flavors of the season (meaning all the berries) into decadent cheesecake or airy angel food cake. For the craftier cake makers among us, cap off a dinner filled with amazing 4th of July recipes with an impressive Uncle Sam Hat Cake that we’ll teach you how to make from start to finish.

Looking for even more ways to celebrate Independence Day? Get the festivities started with some 4th of July crafts that are great to do with kids or solo as a fun project. Then enjoy some easy 4th of July appetizers to snack on throughout the afternoon. End the evening with a patriotic movie that’ll make you proud to be part of the land of the free.