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4th of July Sparkler Cake

Sparkler Cake for 4th of July

Growing up the 4th of July brings back sweet memories of being with my family at my aunt’s pool.  We would swim all day long and then at night we would wave sparklers and throw firecrackers out into the night.  If we were lucky we could catch a few fireworks shows after all the fun.

This 4th of July Sparkler Cake reminds me of the sparklers and fireworks!  I found the decorations at Hobby Lobby and put them on sticks!  I think the cake turned out spectacular!

Sparkler Cake for 4th of July!

I made this cake with a simple cake mix then replaced the water with Nestle Coffe-mate French Vanilla Creamer!  This made the cake so much more moist and rich!   The sides of the cake are just covered with icing and white chocolate dipped pretzels that I colored red, white and blue then covered with shimmer sprinkles.  Even the inside of the cake stood out because I made it look like camouflage!  To see the whole 4th of July party click here!  

4th of July Sparkler Cake!

4th of July Sparkler Cake!


  • 1 Box Vanilla Cake Mix, Use the exact ingredients from the box except replace all the water for the same amount of the Coffee-mate Creamer that you chose
  • If you are making this into a Camo Cake- see tutorial below. You will need green and red food coloring
  • You will also need decorators icing, enough to cover one cake
  • For the pretzel decorations:
  • Red and Blue Food Coloring
  • 2 packs Almond Bark or white Candy Coating
  • 2 packages of thick Pretzel rods that are cut with a serrated knife to the height of the cake, just measured the two cake pans together
  • white shimmer sprinkles, I fund these by the cake mixes at Walmart


  1. Bake the cake according to the package directions in 2 8 inch round cake pans(If making it look camo then see the tutorial below first). Let the cake cool completely before decorating. Ice the cake then place the covered pretzels around the sides in a red white and blue pattern.
  2. For the pretzel rod decorations I suggest making these ahead of time!
  3. I measured the circumference of my cake first and then lined up the pretzel rods and measured out exactly how many rods I would need to go around. I figured around 26 inches for an iced 8 inch cake. To make the pretzels you will need to work with one color at a time. Melt 6 blocks of the almond bark and either leave it white or color it with red or blue. Dip 1/3 of the rods with each color and coat them well and place them on wax paper to harden. Put sprinkles on the rods before they harden. Let them all harden before using them on the cake. To use them on the cake just press them into the sides of the already iced cake!

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

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To make the inside of your cake Camo… Just Split the cake batter evenly into 3 bowls and use 11 drops of green and 3 drops of red in one bowl then one of the other bowls add 22 drop of green and 4 drops of red.  Mix each bowl well and then take a spoon and dollop each color into the prepared cake pan.  Keep putting these spoonfuls in alternating colors until you get to around halfway and then fill the other cake pan the same way.  Then bake the cakes according to the package!

Camo Cake Tutorial!

Sparkler Cake for 4th of July

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Crystal M.

Saturday 4th of June 2016

The inside of the cake looks moldy and not appetizing. I think I'll stick with the red, white and blue colors. The outside looks beautiful though. Thank you for the idea.


Thursday 13th of August 2015

I'm wondering where you got the fireworks tooth picks? I want a sparkler cake but without the fire and these would be perfect!

Rachel Rockwell

Thursday 13th of August 2015

Hi Tasha,

I bought them at Hobby Lobby. I didn't see any around 4th of July this year, but they have something similar here:

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