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Patriotic Cupcakes Are the Best Way to Cap off Your Family's 4th of July

If there's one thing better than a backyard BBQ come July 4th, it's a table full of festive, patriotic desserts — especially when they're decked out in America's best colors! This year, celebrate America's birthday in style with the best 4th of July cupcakes, from the most scrumptious red, white, and blue treats to delicious bites adorned with sprinkles, fruits, American flags, and more. Whether you're partial to extravagantly-decorated, truly star-spangled cupcakes or a simple recipe that's as classic (and American) as apple pie, any one of these sweet bites will be the perfect addition to a festive day full of mouthwatering apps, juicy burgers, and of course a refreshing drink to cool off.

Looking for more Independence Day ideas? Be sure to check out our best 4th of July recipes before celebrating with fun family crafts, festive Independence Day flicks, and more!