The biggest and most American party of the year is approaching, and whatever your plans may be; the party isn’t complete without some dessert. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue (or have the luxury of being a guest) or going for a picnic in the park, patriotic sweets are a must. And with so many bakeries in New York getting into the Fourth of July spirit, there’s no need to get your hands dirty in the kitchen. We’ve rounded up our favorite places in the city to pick up your red, white and blue desserts.
Photo courtesy of Georgetown Cupcakes
Are you really American if you don’t love cupcakes? Georgetown cupcakes has decorated their famous cupcakes with stars, stripes and fireworks, offering as many as 12 different flavors in their Fourth of July dozen assortment.
The hardest challenge you will face here is choosing between peanut butter fudge, salted caramel or blueberry cheesecake. They also offer the more classic flavors in their Stars & Stripes Dozen, including red velvet, chocolate, vanilla & buttercream and chocolate & vanilla. There’s no shortage of choices here!
Address: 111 Mercer Street or order online
Our favorite cookie in New York has been given a little makeover for the occasion. City Cakes have decorated their famous red velvet cookie with red, white and blue stars, making it even more fun to eat. And because it’s what’s on the inside that counts, the cookie is filled with a generous amount of cream cheese, making each bite as delicious as the first.
City Cakes also offers the option to create a patriotic red velvet sandwich with the other classic cookies such as Sugardoodle and Macamochip. Warning: these cookies are big, heavy, and very addictive.
Address: 251 West 18th Street or order online
If you’re worried about cupcakes getting squashed or cookies crumbling, Jars by Dani is the perfect alternative. Mason Jars filled with desserts – now that’s something fun to bring to your Fourth of July party.
Dani Beckerman, the creative mind and baking queen behind the desserts, has made a July 4th pack containing an assortment of her favorite Red, White, and Blue Jars: cake batter, white chocolate, and fudge brownie. Three words: God Bless America (or should we say, Dani?).