There’s something purely magical that happens to us when the 4th of July rolls around every year. Firecrackers pop in staccato in the streets and fireworks light up the skies as children race off to play a quick game of baseball under the halo of the streetlight standing like a silent sentry above the ball field. Neighbors chatter happily and revel with one another in the apple pies and chocolate-based desserts spread upon picnic tables bedecked in red-and-white checkered tablecloths before them.
If it sounds like we’re describing a scene out of The Sandlot, well, yeah, we are. But you can recreate that same feeling this Independence Day – without the fireworks! Just try one (or two…or, you know, all) of these 8 desserts to really add some sparkle and pizzazz to your July 4th bash!
American Flag Cake – Show that you’re too cool for British rule with a patriotic cake! Liberally adorned with sprinkles and white chocolate frosting, this cake makes the flag look more beautiful than ever with strawberry stripes and blueberry stars.
Ice Cream Flag Cake – Have you ever wanted both cake and ice cream but really dread digging around for that sad carton of freezer-burned vanilla ice cream just to satisfy your sweet tooth? Trust us, we know the feeling. Get the best of both worlds with this amazing ice cream flag cake! And make sure your audience is watching you cut the cake, because within lie delectable flag slices! Top it off with some sparkling candles to really wow ‘em!
Star-Studded Berry Tarts – Easy on the eyes and even easier to eat, these tasty little treats feature fresh fruit and juuuuuust a sprinkling of good ol’ confectioner’s sugar on top to sweeten it up a bit!
Champagne Ice Cream Floats – Sometimes, the simplest things are the best. Combine your favorite fruit, a little bit of champagne, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream to create a concoction that’ll knock your socks off (figuratively-speaking)!
Firecracker Cake – Want something that just screams “America”? You’re gonna want this dessert at your 4th of July bash. It’s almost too pretty to eat – almost.
Star Confetti Cookies – You like stars. You like confetti. And who doesn’t? Unpatriotic people, that’s who. Celebrate the birth of our nation with these delectable sugar cookies, which feature festive pops of red, white, and blue sprinkles!
Red Velvet Fireworks Cake – When one layer of cake just isn’t enough to party like it’s 1776, there’s the jaw-dropping six-layered red velvet fireworks cake. The amount of sprinkles on this beautiful work of art will be a bigger hit than any fireworks you’ll see!
Fireworks Sugar Cookie Cake – Life is full of difficult choices. One of them is choosing between demolishing a plate of cookies or a piece of cake. When you just can’t choose between the two, put them together with this fireworks sugar cookie cake! Topped with frosting, red and blue sprinkles, and patriotic M&M’s, this dessert’s got it all!
Of course, if you just want to spend your day relaxing, you can always leave the hard work up to McArthur’s Bakery! You won’t only get to kick back and take it easy, but you’ll also get an eye-catching, delicious dessert that will dazzle any guest! Stop by one of our locations to put in your order today.