Independence Day is already next weekend…summer is flying by! But you have plenty of time to whip up this super easy DIY 4th of July confetti cake. This holiday dessert looks spectacular — no one will ever guess it was a breeze to decorate. If you know how to use scissors, you can make this cake. So follow the directions below and bring fireworks to your 4th of July celebration with this red, white and blue dessert!
The decorating idea for this cake came to me in the aisles of Target. Seriously. I saw the limited edition red, white and blue Twizzlers in the candy/holiday section of Target and inspiration struck. I grabbed a bag for $2.00 and headed home with the genius idea for my 4th of July confetti cake in my mind.
Along with the Twizzlers, here’s everything you’ll need:
- Twizzlers Raspberry, Wild Berry, Lemonade Pull ‘N’ Peel Candy
- 3 Wood or Bamboo Skewers (available at grocery stores)
- Red, White and Blue Paper (card stock is best)
- Frosted Cake (from a bakery, box cake mix or a homemade recipe…I used a store bought cake, so no judging here!)
First, cut out one star from each color of paper – a red star, a blue star and a white star. They don’t need to be perfect. I drew my stars freehand and cut them out and they look adorbs.
Next, glue a paper star to the top of each of the three skewers. Set aside to dry.
Take a few of the Twizzlers Pull ‘N’ Peel candy and peel apart the individual strings. Then, using a scissors, cut the candy strings into pieces about an inch long.
Sprinkle the candy string pieces over the top and sides of the frosted prepared cake like confetti. The Twizzlers candy is a little sticky, so the pieces should stick to the cake pretty easily. If not, gently push them into the frosting to hold in place.
To finish decorating the cake, stick the star skewers in the center of the cake. Now get the party started for the fourth of July!