Little Cupcake Bakeshop created a cake that even Rihanna would be proud of, with their latest patriotic offering. If you don’t have time to swing by one of their three locations on the way to the Hamptons, you can always make your own once you arrive. The Bakeshop walked the Observer through the process of creating the stars and stripes cake, and while it does seem difficult, it’s far more doable than most Pinterest recipes. Keep this in mind, especially since you’ll have loads of time on your hands this holiday weekend.
But, if you’re staying in the city for some reason, simply swing by for a slice–or, plate it yourself and said you made it. Your party-goers will be so busy posting Instagram photos they won’t think to ask about the process. (But if they do, you could always walk them through this slideshow). Nothing says July 4th weekend like gorging on slices of cake–after you take your bikini photos, of course. It might look too good to eat, but after cleansing for the holiday weekend, it will be entirely worth it. Plus, their famously dense, decadent are worthy of a splurge. It is, after all, the holidays.
The cake serves 15-20 people and is $89, while per slice is $8.50. No one will tell if you eat enough for 15 people…But remember, there are still two months of summer–but you can always start working on that summer body again next week.