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Easy No Bake Firecracker Cakes

Easy No-Bake Firecracker Cakes

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The Fourth of July will be here before you know it.  Do you think you don’t have time to be creating some time-consuming, extravagant dessert?  Guess again!  Only 4 ingredients!  This is so easy, and so impressive, people will be wowed when you show up with this Fourth of July Firecracker Cake at your picnic.Easy Fourth of July Dessert - No-bake Firecracker Cake


Sound simple? Here’s how to make an easy Fourth of July Dessert…
Sara Lee Pound Cake Creations Easy Fourth of July Dessert - No-bake Firecracker Cake

For the smaller of the two firecrackers begin with a Family Size Sara Lee Pound Cake. (Isn’t that easy?)

Easy Fourth of July Dessert - No-bake Firecracker CakeFor the larger firecracker I used one of the regular size Sara Lee pound cakes and about 2/3 of a second regular size one.  I limited mine by the size of my platter, and you certainly can do the same thing.  Easy Fourth of July Dessert - No-bake Firecracker Cake

Using a serrated edge knife, sculpt your pound cake into a rounded shape.Easy Fourth of July Dessert - No-bake Firecracker CakeFrost your cake with your favorite frosting, if you want this to be really easy, use your favorite canned frosting!  I used white frosting on both of these cakes.  Easy Fourth of July Dessert - No-bake Firecracker Cake

Apply the Skittles candies in a pattern as shown or use any pattern or repetition of colors you like.  If you have old children around the house, this is a great job for them.  Of course they will probably have to taste test some of those Skittles, and maybe a little frosting, too! Easy Fourth of July Dessert - No-bake Firecracker Cake

Easy Fourth of July Dessert - No-bake Firecracker CakeFinish adding the Skittles in the diagonal pattern until you have covered the entire cake.  Next, stick a piece of black licorice into the end as a fuse, and you have one firecracker finished.  Easy Fourth of July Dessert - No-bake Firecracker CakeRepeat the process with your smaller cake and there you have your impressive, and fun firecracker cakes.  Enjoy your Fourth of July and don’t spend your time in the kitchen with this easy, no-bake dessert!  I told you it was easy!  Enjoy your cakes and all the compliments you will receive!

I have not been compensated for this post in any way, nor was any product provided to me for consideration or promotion.  All opinions and the recipe herein are my own.


I will be sharing this at:  Patriotic Party Link Up



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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube


  1. Cute idea Chloe! I found you on BNOTP and discovered that we have a lot in common! You have so many great and creative ideas, I am going to sign up to follow you!

    1. Chloe Crabtree says:

      Thanks Jenna, this is a great last minute idea – no baking required! I will check out The Painted Apron, too!

    1. Chloe Crabtree says:

      Thank you for hosting! I was happy to be able to share my easy to make cake!

    1. Chloe Crabtree says:

      WOW! Angie! Thanks so much for hosting suck a great link up and thanks for letting me know! I will be swinging by God’s Growing Garden!

  2. That is so cute and I can make it at the last minute (hour!) The kids will love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  3. Such a cute idea Chloe and I love anything that is semi-homemade. I was thinking you could also use M & M’s in place of the skittles. I’ve not been down the candy aisle in awhile, but I didn’t realize they had a Skittles America mix.

    1. Thank Dawn, I think the Skittles America mix is new this summer. I think M&M’s would be great…not so sweet!

  4. Chloe, this is really a cute cake. And it would be fun (if not a little messy) for kids to help with. Thank you for sharing at Your Inspired Design LInk Party.

  5. What a fun and tasty idea for a patriotic party! I love quick and easy and this looks great, too!

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