October 20, 2017

4th of July Recipe Ideas – Flag Cake


Red, White, & Blue Parfaits

For additional 4th of July Dessert idea inspiration, don’t miss an additional six fabulously easy ideas.

Welcome to my “Wow, it’s almost the 4th of July. Where has the summer flown?” edition of Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods.

With fresh fruit in season, it’s a wonderful time to celebrate the 4th of July with festive recipe ideas. Things don’t have to take a lot of time to be beautiful.

I love using my glass ware for serving fruit throughout the summer.

I think everyone should make one of these cakes at some time in their life. ๐Ÿ™‚

You can make it from scratch or do it with simplicity and use a store bought cake mix. Just celebrate patriotism with this yummy and fun Patriotic Cake.
Make this simple recipe interactive and educationally fun for little ones. While you are making the cake, discuss with your family all the things that make them feel courageous. Take turns placing the “stars” onto the flag while stating one thing that makes this country such a wonderful place to live and grow up.



  • 30 – 35 strawberries
  • 1 Sheet Cake 13 x 9 inches
  • 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 (12 ounce) tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed


  1. Prepare 13 x 9 inch sheet cake. The sheet cake can be from
  2. a package or a cherished family recipe.
  3. Remove stems from
  4. Top sheet cake with whipped topping.
  5. Place
    strawberries and blueberries on whipped topping to create a
    flag design.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Do you remember my Strawberry Cheesecake Truffle?
If not, you really need to bookmark that recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚
Take the same instructions/recipe and make it perfectly patriotic by adding blueberries instead of the chocolate.


  1. Allison says:

    We LOVE this cake!! This is our standard dessert for the 4th. It's so yummy!! I included it in my post, since it's such a great recipe! Glad to see others enjoy it too!


  2. Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free says:

    I usually don't make a whole lot of food for the 4th, only because we celebrate the 4th and my birthday at the same time. ๐Ÿ™‚ We go to a big lake not far from here, swim all day, and then watch fireworks at night. So much fun!

    When I do, though, we typically just do a BBQ type theme and decorate with Red White and Blue. But, I have been known to make Jello Stars as well as some others.


  3. Jerri - Simply Sweet Home says:

    All of these look great! I posted another 4th of July recipe too.


  4. Hoosier Homemade says:

    The 4th is very big in our town. I will be making tons of red, white & blue goodies. I'm celebrating the 4th. all week long on my blog. Everyday, something new and exciting!
    Thanks for hosting!


  5. Pat@Back Porch Musings says:

    These look wonderfully delicious!!


  6. Everything looks so good!


  7. The Happy Housewife says:

    Yum, I make the trifle – although not with the cheesecake twist. My daughter's b'day is the second and that is what she requests each year.


  8. The trifle looks amazing! The cake too! Thanks also, for the tip on the online idea book!
    Happy 4th~
    All Things Heart and Home


  9. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Jen, those desserts look amazing!! I need to get to the grocery right away. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰


  10. I'm sooooo glad that grocery shopping is tomorrow, so I can get some ingredients for the 4th. I've been wandering around trying to figure out which ones I want for the 4th of July. ๐Ÿ˜€


  11. Jen those look fantastic!!!



  12. Wow! Everything looks great! I think I am going to try that trifle for the 4th.

    Sorry I posted my recipe twice. The first time, I waited a while and it didn't show up. When I put it in the second time, it only showed up once. Who knows… Again, I apologize!


  13. Tutta la Storia says:

    FINALLY I am in this one!!!! Can't say that my recipe is for the 4th–but one thing at a time! LOL


  14. Mrs. Trixi says:

    Wow, these look so good. I think I will try the trifle for our 4th of July gathering. Thanks for sharing.


  15. Frugal Fine Living says:

    I love this cake, too! Your 4th of July desserts look so festive and delicious!



  16. Tracey The AVON Lady says:

    How could I forget about that cake? I made one several years ago and it was a big hit, then kind of forgotten about it. Guess what I will be making this year?


  17. Julie@comehaveapeace says:

    I went back for the strawberry cheesecake recipe … and now I want to go back for your family Easter dinner. Thanks for the ideas. I just discovered I'm hosting a lunch on the 3rd, so I will "bring you to my table!"


  18. Christi @ A Southern Life says:

    I agree about everyone needing to make that cake. Easy and delicious. Your trifle looks wonderful. Saved the recipe. Thanks.



  19. Rachel R. says:

    Oops. For some reason, when I copied-and-pasted my link the first time, it added the post slug twice. So my (Titus 2 Homemaker) first entry can be deleted. Sorry!


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  21. darnold23 says:

    Nothing says Fourth of July like ice cream. I don't think you will be disappointed in either of these. I'll be making Jonell Mallory's ice cream dessert for this year's celebration. It's so easy to make ahead and freeze. Check back on my blog for a special message from Red Skelton.


  22. ~3 Sides of Crazy~ says:

    Love that red, white and blue~great refreshing dessert.


  23. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove says:

    Oh, that trifle looks so good!


  24. The Little Jewelry Box says:

    WOW! You are so talented and creative!! I would love to add one another as followers to network as fellow creative spirits:)! Happy blogging!


  25. Karin @ 6ByHisDesign says:

    Jen – I am loving looking back through your previous posts and seeing 'all' the niches you have found for yourself – esp. the frugal fashionista posts. You truly rock! Thanks for making your blog even better and better! [Loved it then, love it still :)]


  26. HeathahLee says:

    Yes, you're right. Everyone needs to make that cake. Including me! I've always wanted to, and now that Kat's blueberries are in season, I will have to make a special trip down to her house just so I can whip this puppy up!


  27. Brittney says:

    OH wow,,,, yummy!! Thanks for sharing these recipes and ideas ๐Ÿ™‚


  28. Are your comments turned off on your more recent posts? Or could I just not find it? Anyway, just wanted to say that I just made my first recipe from Tasty Tuesdays and it was delicious! Thanks for hosting this. Yea for summer and more time to cook. I made the upside down pizza casserole. yum, yum! Kelly


  29. those look good. but i'm not gonna waste my time cooking anything. my family isn't gonna visit long enough to eat it.


  30. These are all festive and terrific desserts for the 4th of July. Thanks for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful holiday.


  31. Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut says:

    I just love all the red, white and blue desserts and tablescapes I've seen today.


  32. Really Rainey says:

    Now that's a Pan of Pretty I'll tell you that! I would love to have that on my table tomorrow!
    Have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous 4th!
    ~Really Rainey~



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