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THIS 4TH OF JULY RECIPE WILL STEAL THE SHOW

Vanilla cake, almond, wild strawberry and mascarpone buttercream — say no more.

BY KELSEY KLOSS

Fourth of July hot dogs, hamburgers and other savory treats get a lot of the credit on Independence Day. But what really shines in any successful Fourth of July party, is a show-stopping cake. (A few sparklers to top it off for pizzaz don't hurt, either.)

The party hosting geniuses behind Twink + Sis, Laurén LaRocca and Marlan Willardson, know this well. Their Fourth of July cake blends Americana colors with the carefree, wild spirit of berries and flowers — not to mention the delectable pairing of vanilla, almond and buttercream flavors. READ MORE...