6 Star-Spangled Red, White and Blue Recipes Tailor-Made for Flag Day

Flag Cake

Flag Cake

Food Network Kitchens Flag Cake

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved

June 14 marks the United States’ adoption of the star-spangled flag in 1777. Around here, we’re celebrating the beloved emblem of the red, white and blue the only way we know how: with food! Run down the line of our favorite starred-and-striped creations in honor of Flag Day (and maybe keep a few ideas in your back pocket for when 4th of July rolls around).

Studded with red and blue berries and decorated just like the American flag, Food Network Kitchen’s very own Flag Cake (pictured above) is patriotic through and through — even on the inside, which is flecked with red and blue sprinkles.



Photo by: Ralph Smith

Ralph Smith

Not all of our favorite flagged treats show up to your dessert spread star-spangled from the get-go. Make sure you have an audience when you slice into Food Network Magazine’s Ice Cream Flag Cake, which will reveal a surprising red, white and blue flag on the inside.

Focus on the flag’s characteristic stars by baking Food Network Magazine’s Star-Studded Berry Tarts, featuring a homemade crust and pastry cream.



Photo by: Kate Mathis

Kate Mathis

Reinvent the stars and stripes in the form of cupcakes. To make Food Network Magazine’s Stars-and-Stripes Cupcakes, top each fluffy vanilla cupcake with a swirl of vanilla and raspberry frosting, then finish with a blue star.

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Kids will love to help make (and eat) this Red-White-n-Blue Gelatin Flag.

You’ve never had a patriotic treat like this one. Kids will love to help make Food Network Kitchen’s sweet and jiggly Red, White and Blue Gelatin Flag, which is studded with perfect cutouts of the flag’s white stars.



Food Stylist: Karen Evans

Photo by: Sam Kaplan

Sam Kaplan

Flag Day falls on a weekday after all, so your patriotic preparations could take the form of dinner. Serve a side of Food Network Magazine’s aptly named United Tates of America, which is actually a tricolor potato-salad tribute to our grand old flag.

Get even more inspiration for red, white and blue favorites right here.

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