This year for Cam's birthday we had a combined 4th of July party too. It was a lot of fun. I figured that this will be the last year he doesn't have a preference on his theme, and I wanted to do a 4th of July cake. He loved the cupcakes. I used food coloring on all the cupcakes and to make my stripes in the big cake. This cake was a lot of fun for everyone to eat.