Decorate your July 4th cupcakes with our free printable toppers—because what better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than with super patriotic treats? And do not limit yourselves to cupcakes: Feel free to bedeck your cake, fruit skewers, sandwiches, pickles, cheese cubes, or anything else you want. This, after all, is Independence Day.
Bonus: You can get an all-American color palette without blue or red frosting that turns your tongue a weird color for the rest of the day.
What you’ll need for July 4th cupcakes
- Decorated cupcakes OR frosted cake (we’re big fans of ordering pre-frosted cakes from the bakery or supermarket) OR fruit (easily skewer-able, like berries and watermelon) and marshmallows
- Wooden toothpicks and/or skewers
- Scissors or craft knife
- Free printable toppers
How to make patriotic treats
Prep the goodies: Decorate the cupcakes (or, you know, just take them out of the box). Frost the cake. Clean and cut the fruit, and open the bag of marshmallows.
Make the toppers: Download and print the designs in color on white card stock. Cut them out with scissors or a craft knife.
Tape a toothpick or skewer to the back.
Put the topper on the snack or the snack on the skewer. (It’s a festive holiday, so more is better.) Done!
Pro-tip: To decorate a cake, change the scale and print the downloadable designs in different sizes.
Pro-tip: Cut 1/2″ thick slices of watermelon, then cut out star shapes with cookie cutters.
If your Fourth of July needs more star-spangling, you can write with sparklers, print party decorations, make mini-pies and pie-pops, and fancy-up ice cream cones. Visit our sister site, Hallmark.com, for even more Instagram-worthy ideas. (And when you post pics, tag us @think.make.share.)
Artwork: Hallmark artist Kelly C. | Photos and styling: Erin Martinez
Want to get the look?
Life, Liberty and Seconds Large Ceramic Patriotic Serving Bowl | Celebrate Patriotic Large Melamine Plate | Freedom Ring Patriotic Small Melamine Plate