Cakes and cookies at Freed’s Bakery. The patriotic options at the Las Vegas institution are vast. In addition to cakes that resemble firecrackers, poolside barbecues, watermelons and Uncle Sam hats ($51 and up), there are chocolate-dipped strawberries with patriotic designs (Ameriberries, $3 and up), cupcakes with little American flags (Americakes, $3 and up) and adorable shortbread cookies in the shape of flags ($19 for a pound). Multiple locations, freedsbakery.com.
Doughnuts and cookies
at Real Donuts.This family-owned doughnut shop is offering royal iced sugar cookies with patriotic messages ($3 each), along with vanilla cake doughnuts with red-and-white icing and blue sprinkles ($1.19 each or $11 for a dozen). 1811 W. Charleston Blvd., 702-388-9958.
Red, white & blue custard at Luv-It Frozen Custard. On Independence Day, the beloved Downtown shop will serve custards in the colors of the American flag. There’s vanilla, blue moon (a blue-hued almond flavor) and cherry pie (vanilla with cherry and graham cracker mixed in). For double the fun, order your flavor as a cherry or apple pie sundae. $3 and up. 505 E. Oakey Blvd., 702-384-6452.
Patriotic flavors at Wicked Spoon Buffet. What’s more American than loading your plate with desserts at an all-you-can-eat buffet? For Fourth of July weekend, the just-reopened Wicked Spoon will offer a special array of sweets: red velvet whoopie pies, strawberry shortcake, red-white-and-blue panna cotta, banana pudding and chocolate-dipped strawberries. $36 and up ($20 for children), Cosmopolitan, 877-893-2001.
Patriotic Mix at Popcorn Girl.
Opt for something imminently snackable with red, white and blue popcorn. The candy-coated corn combines vanilla, blueberry and strawberry flavors. Prices range from $3 for three cups to $49 for 130 cups. 8550 W. Charleston Blvd. #109; 6584 N. Decatur Blvd. #110; 702-258-2676.