Perfect 4th of July Desserts

By: Cooking Channel Staff

O say can you see by the dawn's early light how incredible these desserts look? If only we could declare independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain every week so there would always be a great excuse to make them.

It's hard to decide which is more striking — the multicolored layers inside the cake or the festive frosting on the outside. Either way, your guests are sure to be impressed.

This tart lets fresh berries shine, perched atop velvety white chocolate pastry cream and a rich almond and egg yolk crust.

This light and wiggly dessert is sure to put everyone in a celebratory mood with its patriotic colors (and the half cup of rum inside of it doesn't hurt, either).

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