Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

The star of your patriotic menu will be this flag-shape dessert featuring bright red raspberries, tart blueberries, and dough cut in stripes and star shapes. Despite the masterpiece finish, it's actually quite simple to make.

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Easy 4th of July Decorations

Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations. From flags to fireworks, these easy decorations cover every July 4th theme you can think of -- and they're cute to boot.

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Our Favorite July 4th Recipes

Take the guesswork out of creating a delicious spread of 4th of July food. Our July 4th entrees (hot dogs! ribs!), drinks (punch! sangria!), side dishes (fruit and pasta salads!), and desserts (mmm, pie) make organizing a patriotic potluck a breeze.

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Festive July 4th Desserts

Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.

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Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.

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4th of July Cake Recipes

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

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Dreidel Cake

Kids will love a white, blue, and gold dreidel cake. Just two simple cuts shape a sheet cake into a giant Hanukkah toy.

Don't try to spin this dreidel!
  • 1 pkg. 2-layer-size yellow cake mix
  • Creamy White Frosting (see link below)
  • Blue food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Large serving tray (at least 18x9)
  • Toothpick

1. Bake according to package directions in a 13x9x2-inch pan. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely. Prepare Creamy White Frosting.

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Remove 3/4 cup frosting and set aside. Remove 3/4 cup frosting; add enough blue food coloring to make desired color. Remove 1/2 cup frosting; add enough yellow food coloring to make desired color. Set colored frostings aside.

2. Cut the cake as shown in the Cake Cutting Diagram (see next page). Assemble cake pieces on a large serving tray, using white frosting to attach pieces.

3. Frost the top and sides of cake with white frosting.

4. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a star tip (#28 or #35) with reserved 3/4 cup white frosting. Decorate cake as desired. Before piping the lettering, use a toothpick to outline a guide on the white frosting. Using a pastry bag fitted with a writing tip (#2, #3, or #4) and some of the blue frosting, draw the outline of a Hebrew letter on top of cake. With a pastry bag fitted with the star tip and remaining blue frosting, fill center of the letter. Using a pastry bag fitted with the writing, star, or rose tip (#104) and reserved yellow frosting or any remaining blue frosting, add additional decorations to cake. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Use a large knife and a metal spatula to cut and maneuver the two triangles. Hint: Turn the entire cake out onto the serving tray, positioning it off-center so the cake is closest to one end. Then you'll only have to move the two triangles.

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