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As the 4th of July approaches, it’s time to gear up for celebrations with friends, family, fireworks, and food. Whether you’re having a backyard barbeque or attending the neighborhood block party, no gathering is complete without a festive array of Independence Day-themed desserts. The best 4th of July desserts bring both visual appeal and big flavor. From vibrant red, white, and blue treats to patriotic cake ideas, here are a few desserts guaranteed to impress every guest at your 4th of July party.

Cutout Cookies

Custom cutout cookies are a classic dessert choice. Soft, sweet, and chewy, they’re sure to be a crowd favorite at any Independence Day festivities. Best of all, cutouts are easily transformed to suit the theme. They can be cut into various shapes like stars, flags, firework bursts, or even circles and decorated with an assortment of red, white, and blue frosting and sprinkles. Royal icing can also be used to write messages on top.


Custom cakes are a hit at every kind of event, including the 4th of July. For big celebrations, consider a sheet cake; a round cake should be plenty for smaller gatherings. Sheet cakes are perfect for creating a stunning American flag dessert with frosting and toppings recreating the flag’s stars and stripes. Round cakes can be decorated with colorful piping, frosting, and messages. If your cake has multiple layers, adding a filling between layers adds an extra pop of color and flavor.


Cupcakes are a great option for 4th of July parties since they’re versatile and bring all the flavors and textures of a classic cake without the need for cutting or utensils. Whether the design is simple or elaborate, they can be decorated to fit your patriotic theme perfectly. White, yellow, chocolate, and red velvet are all great flavor choices for 4th of July cupcakes, especially when topped with red, white, or blue frosting. Sprinkles and mini American flag toppers add an extra festive touch.


Tarts are a sophisticated, delicious dessert choice with high visual appeal. A classic fruit tart with a thick, buttery crust, creamy custard filling and vibrant fruit toppings pairs freshness and indulgence in a single bite. For a 4th of July party, seasonal fruits like strawberries, cherries, blueberries, and raspberries bring a fresh burst of tangy, sweet flavor and reflect the patriotic colors of the holiday.

Choux Desserts

Choux desserts, such as eclairs and cream puffs, are perfect for 4th of July parties that need a lighter dessert. These airy pastries are filled with pastry cream or whipped cream, providing a touch of decadence in a smaller portion. Though they’re not a highly decorated dessert, they pop when displayed on a colorful, patriotic platter.

Celebrate With Frost

Need cool 4th of July desserts for your party? Frost Artisan Bakery has a stocked display case and fridge with grab-and-go cakes and other desserts for your celebration. Stop by today or check out our menu to purchase custom desserts for your next event!