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20 Sweet Treats For Your Memorial Day Bash!

May 23 2015 - 11:07am

Memorial Day is almost here, and whatever your weekend plans entail, we can't think of a better way to celebrate than with a special sweet treat. Whether you prefer a classic patriotic theme or want to get inventive with cupcakes that look like they just came off the grill, stock up on some sugar, heat up the oven, and get baking!

Wow 'Em With Watermelon

Natalie's Cake Pops [1] came up with the most realistic take on watermelon cake pops — right down to the chocolate chip "seeds."

Source: Natalie's Cake Pops [2]

Stars and Stripes

My Juice Cup [3] took a creative approach to these red, white, and blue cake pops and displayed them (sans sticks) as an American flag.

Source: My Juice Cup [4]

Cupcake Burgers

No, we didn't accidentally include burgers in a dessert gallery. These incredibly realistic cupcake burgers are the genius product of Pardon My Crumbs [5] and would be perfect for your Memorial Day barbecue.

Source: Pardon My Crumbs [6]

Vintage-Inspired Pinwheel Toppers

We love the old-school feel of these vintage-y pinwheel cupcake toppers, made from fondant by Celebrating Moments by Marcie [7].

Source: Celebrating Moments by Marcie [8]

Orange You Glad . . .

Nestingproject [9], a member of the POPSUGAR Food community [10], shared this delicious recipe for orange creamsicle cupcakes [11], which would be oh so refreshing on a hot Summer afternoon.

Source: POPSUGAR user Nestingproject [12]

All Wrapped Up

Make cake pops an easy take-home favor [13] by wrapping them in cellophane and displaying them near your party's exit.

Source: My Juice Cup [14]

Hot Off the Grill

Hot Tamales and chocolate cupcakes make for a barbecue treat that's simply en fuego — from Life's a Batch [15].

Source: Life's a Batch [16]

Cupcakes on a Stick

My Juice Cup transformed Bakerella's cake pop recipe [17] into these mini cupcake-cake pop combos.

Source: My Juice Cup [18]

Cupcakes in a Jar

The perfect party favor that guests can take on the go, these patriotic Cupcakes in a Jar are the brainchild of Glorious Treats [19] and were featured on The TomKat Studio. Originally intended for a July 4 treat, they're perfect for any Summer holiday.

Source: The TomKat Studio [20]

A Dressed-Up Dessert

Style Me Pretty's DIY tutorial [21] gives any dessert a charming, retro edge. These would be a great craft for kids at a Memorial Day party!

Photo by Jackie Wonders [22] via Style Me Pretty [23]

American as Apple Pie

Mommy Topics [24] combines two cookout faves — pie and cupcakes — for a Memorial Day sweet treat that's sure to wow a crowd.

Source: Mommy Topics [25]

Patriotic Push Pops

A new twist on an old favorite, Love From the Oven's Push Pops [26] feature sweet layers of red and blue frosting.

Source: Love From the Oven [27]

Bomb Pop Cupcakes

Inspired by the old-school ice cream truck fave, these red, white, and blue cupcakes were reinterpreted from the classic pops by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen [28].

Source: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen [29]

On the Grill

Using three lollipop sticks instead of one turns your cupcakes into minigrills! Duncan Hines's clever recipe [30] uses Tootsie Rolls, jellybeans, Mike & Ikes, and a detailed combo of Starbursts and caramel for realistic candy "meat."

Source: Duncan Hines [31]

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Swapping out ice cream with a frosted cupcake is Love From the Oven [32]'s answer to the issue of the melting ice cream cone.

Source: Love From the Oven [33]

Red, White, and Blue Jello

Simple yet fun, a platter full of red, white, and blue Jello [34] is a refreshing finish to a Memorial Day barbecue!

Source: Gimme Some Oven [35]

Red, White, and Blue Raspberry Candy Bars

Talk about biting into a surprise! These red, white, and blue raspberry candy bars [36] from Cherry Tea Cakes will give kids a great patriotic surprise when they take their first bite!

Source: Cherry Tea Cakes [37]

Cookie Tacos

Barbecues aren't reserved for burgers and hot dogs; check out these cookie tacos made from split cookies filled with crushed chocolate biscuits, dried fruit, and coconut over on Amy Atlas's site [38].

Source: Amy Atlas [39]

Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

Corn on the cob [40] never tasted quite this sweet!

Source: Amy Atlas [41]

A Burger Cake

How fun is this burger cake [42] that uses two cakes and colored icing to simulate the real thing?

Source: Coco Cake Land [43]

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