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Patriotic Cakes for Labor Day, Memorial Day and July 4th!

Updated on January 17, 2015

Red, White and Blue Cake Ideas for the Labor Day & Other Patriotic Holidays

Red, white and blue cakes are a great dessert idea for July 4th and other patriotic holidays. These July 4th cakes are a great dessert idea for any family get together, office party or public gathering.

Tiered 4th of July Cake with Sash - The Only Words I Can Think of Are Awesome!

tiered 4th of july cake
tiered 4th of july cake

This has to be one of my favorite 4th of July Cakes! The sash makes a bold statement along with the U.S.A. picks on the top. Made of fondant and gum paste the whole cake is edible except for the picks themselves.

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4th of July Quilted Star Cake - Americana Cake Country Sytle

4th of july cake
4th of july cake

The 4th of July Quilted Star Cake makes a unique statement. The cake is made using a Wilton cake pan for the shape, covered in icings, piped edges and on top. Image Source:

Star Shaped Cake Pans, Molds and Decorations

Decorate Your 4th of July Cake Using Fruit - Strawberries and Blueberries are a Great Way to Add Color and Flavor

4th of july cake
4th of july cake

Turn a basic cake into a mouth-watering4th of July cake using blueberries and strawberries. Image Source

patriotic cupcakes
patriotic cupcakes

Patriotic Cupcakes

Patriotic cupcakes are another idea for a red, white and blue dessert. Cupcakes are convenient because guests can serve themselves quickly and easily without having to cut and and serve like a normal cake.

Cupcakes are great idea for the 4th of July because the possibilities are endless. They can be as simple as coloring each one red, white or blue, or you can decorate each one differently. Consider using red, white and blue icing along with sprinkles and add a patriotic picks, stars, or confetti to add to their design.

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Patriotic Cupcake Decorations

Transform simple red, white and blue frosted cupcakes into beautiful patriotic cupcakes using patriotic picks, foil cups and other patriotic cupcake decorations.

Fun Express Patriotic Baking Cups with Picks
Fun Express Patriotic Baking Cups with Picks

Includes 100 patriotic cupcake picks and 100 patriotic baking cups. Includes and assortment red, white and blue star picks and American Flags.


Another Fruit Topped 4th of July Cake - Raspberries and Blueberry Topped Patriotic Cake

red-white-and-blue cake
red-white-and-blue cake

Another option for decorating a 4th of July cake with fruit is to use blueberries and raspberries. I like the idea of the round cake as well. Reminds me of patriotic bunting when patterned in a circle like this one.

American Flag Ribbon Cake for The 4th of July - Patriotic Remembrance Ribbon Cake

4th of July Remembrance Cake
4th of July Remembrance Cake

What better to honor those that were before us, with us and will be after us, with an American Flag Ribbon Cake. The ribbon cake pan is available from Wilton. Image Source:

Ribbon Cake Pan

Ribbon cake pans can be used for more than just 4th of July. They can be used for all types of memorial cakes from breast cancer to Autism.

Uncle Sam Patriotic Cake

uncle sam patriotic cake
uncle sam patriotic cake

Another Wilton invention, this Uncle Sam Cake screams patriotism. Image Source:

Create a Patriotic Cake by Coloring the Batter - Surprise Your Guests when the Cake is Cut!

Adding food coloring to the batter is an simple way to create a patriotic cake. Consider using a red layer and a blue layer with white icing or creating a red, white and blue layer for 3 layer cakes.

For the exact recipe to create this cake visit Lily White Flour. The cake image is also compliments of Lily White Flour.

American Flag Cake Pan - Make an American Flag Cake

Create a beautiful American flag cake with this American Flag cake pan.

What is Easier for Crowds?

Do your prefer cakes or cupcakes when feeding large crowds?

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Share your thoughts, ideas, and tips for 4th of July and other Patriotic Cakes

What is Your Favorite 4th of July Cake?

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    • Kailua-KonaGirl profile image

      June Parker 

      5 years ago from New York

      OMG! These are all so beautiful looking while being so patriotic. Pick one? I think I like the layered red, white and blue the best, but I wouldn't turn down any that are served. That's for sure!

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      Angie G 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Nice lens. Great ideas for any patriotic holiday. The pictures are wonderful. Happy Labor Day! Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      jseven lm 

      6 years ago

      The star shaped one.

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      6 years ago

      What a delicious lens! That 'mouth-watering4th of July cake with the blueberries and strawberries' has me over here salivating.

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      6 years ago

      Great article, nice job!

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      6 years ago

      look lovely and made so well - don't like to think about whether the colouring is healthy though!!

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      Gloria Freeman 

      6 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi they all look so yummy. Happy 4th of July.

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      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      that star shaped cake is the cat's meow. Happy Birthday, America!

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      6 years ago

      Love your intro photo. It is very eye catching and makes me want to take a big bite out of it. Great ideas and photos. Thanks and Happy July 4th!

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      They look so lovely you don't want to cut into them.

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      6 years ago

      The red, white and blue cake pictured here looks great and the strawberries and blueberries are a huge plus :)

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      KidsToyTeaSets LM 

      6 years ago

      What a great site. I especially loved the unique cupcake design - very cool.

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      6 years ago

      I actually like the one with the strawberries and blueberries the best.

      I am featuring your lens in my blog post today.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Love the cake with the strawberries and blueberries - nicely done ~Blessed~

    • SoSimplyStephanie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from DeFuniak Springs

      @cupcakeideas1: You could measure it out in a single cupcake to see how many 'tablespoons one would hold' Then put 1 table spoon of blue, a table spoon of white then a spoon of red. I would take a one cupcake wrapper and use a single color to measure it so you could pour it right back in. divide it by thirds. It shouldn't mix too much as long as you did it gently.

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      6 years ago

      I love the colored batter patriotic if I could only make it into a cupcake!

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      6 years ago from DeFuniak Springs

      @KandH: Thanks KandH! I liked the cupcakes too! Much simpler when it comes to serving plus you can get more creative with many cupcakes vs one cake.

    • SoSimplyStephanie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from DeFuniak Springs

      @costumesngifts: I love decorating cakes but... I'm still a beginner. The majority of these are beautiful but still easy for those like us!

    • SoSimplyStephanie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from DeFuniak Springs

      @DLeighAlexander: That sounds yummy!

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      6 years ago

      I jello cake made with cherry jello and white cake, then decorated with whipped cream and blue and red sprinkles and/or strawberries and blueberries.

      Great lens, beautiful cakes. I like the one that is a surprise when you cut it :) Angel Blessed

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      6 years ago

      very great presentation. I love that included a lot of varieties - icing, food coloring, toppings (my favorite because it's a lot simpler for cake decorating beginners like me!)

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      6 years ago from Florida

      Great ideas! We usually make one with strawberries, blueberries, & star fruit.

    • KandH profile image


      6 years ago

      I love the patriotic cupcakes - this is a beautiful lens!

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      6 years ago

      I love them all, but I think the 3 layers are the easiest for me to make

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      6 years ago

      Anything with the word "cake" is perfect for me!

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      6 years ago

      i have had the one with strawberries and blueberries before, it was delish

    • mary-humphrey profile image


      6 years ago

      definitely the American Flag cake, that had to have taken a long time to decorate good job on the lens


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