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Star Spangled Fun: Our 4th of July Hit List

With the help of our friends over at DIY, HGTV and Great American Country, we're celebrating America's big day in the most dazzling and delicious ways. First up: our Drop-the-Mic Flag Cake plus more red, white & blue picks which will have your guests oohing and aahing.

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About Jolie Peters

Jolie loves all things food, especially bacon.