These Fourth of July Cupcakes Actually Explode

Impress every kid (and adult) at your party with these super fun and easy to make treats.

American Flag Crepe Cake

Sure, we love the classic Fourth of July sheet cake decorated with fresh fruit. But this year, we’ve upped the ante, creating a delicious, towering crepe cake that will wow everyone at the party. Though it appears to consist of blue crepes stacked on top of red, as soon as you slice into it you’ll reveal the fun surprise. By creating a blue ring around red batter on the top half of the crepes, every slice resembles an American flag. The big reveal is bound to go down as the best party trick ever. And if you’ve never made a crepe cake, it’s easier than it sounds, because it truly doesn’t matter if your crepes are misshapen (any imperfections are hidden under swirls of cream cheese frosting). To speed up the process, get two crepe pans going at once.

The Ultimate Fourth of July Menu

Use this lineup of crowd-pleasing favorites to plan your Independence Day bash.

The Huge Outdoor Entertaining Sale You Won’t Want to Miss

Crate & Barrel is offering up to 40 percent off outdoor entertaining and up to 50 percent off outdoor furniture, so you can throw the ultimate Independence Day bash.

Easter Candy Recipes to Use Up All Those Leftovers

Peeps, Reese’s Eggs, and even chocolate bunnies are folded, dipped, and sprinkled into these festive desserts.

How to Make a Delicious Shamrock Shake at Home

Our homemade take on the fast food favorite keeps the minty flavor (and awesome color!) you love—but ditches the corn syrup and food coloring.

15 Must-Try Tips to Make Hosting Easier

Clever tips and foolproof strategies for making holiday (or any-day) entertaining a breeze.

10 Traditional Irish Desserts to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

From whiskey-spiked cakes to a bread and butter pudding, these desserts are authentically Irish (no green food coloring in sight). Whip one up for a St. Paddy’s day treat, then continue baking them all year ‘round.