Perhaps you didn’t know you’re craving red, white and blue bites. But now that it’s Independence Day weekend, they’re hard to resist — especially when it comes to layered cakes and in-season fruit to celebrate the season. Here are a few places to get July Fourth sweet treats.
C & C Baking Factory in Babylon has whipped up a handful of eight-inch cakes ($25 each), like the yellow cake called “Proud to Be an American,” with red and blue swirls inside, iced in red, white and blue buttercream. The Old Glory delivers the same flavors in a cake iced to look like its namesake, with 13 stars for the Colonies. The berry pie tart designed to look like the flag starts with a layer of yellow cake that’s topped with custard, fresh strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream and the “Americana pie” sports strawberries and blueberries; both are $18. First come, first served on Saturday, July 2, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on the Fourth of July.
199 E Main St., Babylon, 631-526-9992, ccbakingfactory.com
At Morning Rose Cafe in Bellmore, back by popular demand, the Independence Day pancake features a giant flag pancake, decked out with fresh strawberries, blueberries and coconuts for $12. The restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3; closed Monday.
317 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore, 516-221-5010, morningrosecafe.com
On the Fourth of July only, from 9 a.m. to noon, Doughology in Lynbrook will be selling a three-layer Independence Day doughnut, with strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream, for $3.50. Grab a small coffee at the shop supplied by East Coast Roast, and it’s $5 well spent.
45 Atlantic Ave., Lynbrook, 516-341-0882