Showing posts with label 4th of July. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 4th of July. Show all posts

Celebrating the Fourth of July

These cupcakes are the bomb.  I tried to figure out what the firecracker was made of. I figured they were  shaped fondant.  To my surprise, it is marshmallows that have been covered with melted red wafers and the wick is licorice.
So simple but so cute.
I love candy bark and use it alot to make Christmas candy.  I've never thought about using it for Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or Veteran's Day Candy.
   I just love creative ideas like this,  I would love to take these to a picnic and see the reaction to them.
The Recipe

 I have seen several Oreo cookies dressed for the 4th of July but these are the cutest I've seen.  Visit the site to see how to make these
colorful, patriotic cookies.
My niece made these burlap pillows for Memorial Day but they are perfect for the 4th of July too.

Ice Cream Sandwiches 4th of July Treat for Kids

Love this easy idea for the 4th of July festivities.   Kids will love  putting  red, white and blue sprinkles on Ice cream sandwiches.  Use a dish with sprinkles and put the ice cream side into the dish.  Cover all sides and stick a ice cream stick in the end.  Add fun and colorful cupcake liners.  For less sprinkles add them to sandwiches by sprinkling on the sides.


Recipe from

4th of July Cake (Red,White, and Blue)

 What a gorgeous cake this is.  The perfect cake for a Fourth of July celebration or a birthday.  The recipe is below, but you can visit
 Recipe Girl to get more tips on 4th of July cake decorations.  Love the sprinkles and I know kids will.  That was one thing that my children loved when they were growing up.  Their cakes and  cupcakes had to have sprinkles.  I have to admit, they add a festive flair to any dessert.
What a sweet mom, she set up a website for her 10 year old son.  Be sure to visit Recipe Boy too.


Red, White and Blue Cake Recipe

Yield: 10 to 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 20 min
A festive cake for a red, white and blue holiday celebration...


  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • red and blue gel paste coloring


1. Center two racks in the oven and preheat oven to 350°F. Spray three 8 or 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick spray. Add a spoonful of flour to each, shake it around and tap out the excess.

2. To Make Cake: Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together buttermilk and egg whites in a medium bowl. In a large separate, large bowl, use an electric mixer to blend together butter and sugar; beat at medium speed for a full 3 minutes, until the mixture is very light. Beat in the extract, then add one third of the flour mixture, still beating on medium speed. Beat in half of the buttermilk-egg mixture, then beat in half of the remaining dry ingredients until incorporated. Add the rest of the buttermilk and eggs, then add the last of the dry ingredients. Finally, give the batter a good 2 minute beating to ensure that it is thoroughly mixed and well aerated. Divide the batter evenly between three glass bowls. Color two of the bowls of batter- one dark red and one dark blue. Just add the color a little at a time until you reach the hue you'd like. Scoop each of the batters into their own prepared pan.

3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes for 8-inch rounds (15 to 20 for 9-inch), or until the cakes have risen and are springy to the touch- a toothpick inserted into the centers should come out clean. Transfer cakes to cooling racks and cool for about 5 minutes, then run a knife around the sides of the cakes. Invert and cool to room temperature right side up on wire racks. When cooled, frost the cake as you would a 3-layer cake, frosting each layer before adding the next, and then covering the whole cake with frosting too.

Fruit Kabobs for The Fourth of July

This  4th of July Idea is from Frugal Girls and I like it. I'm dieting and trying to add more fruit into my diet.  I have to trick myself into eating fruit .I  think  marshmallows may help. Anything with sugar helps.  We have a blueberry bush in our yard and I hate them, but with a marshmallow right behind it, I just may be able to swallow it.  They used colorful star marshmallows and it  really sets this dish off. To all fruit lovers, the rest of us good luck.

Free Printable 4th of July Sucker Cover

Celebrate the Fourth of July with this patriotic sucker cover.
 For best results print on card stock.
Click on sucker to super size it. 

Print out graphic and cut away the white card stock. Using a hole punch, click on the circle at the bottom of the design.

Fold on dark blue lines. 

  Put the stick through the hole and fold the top over the sucker. The pointed end will hold the label in place, but a little glue from a glue stick will hold it if you have problems. If you need to make alot of them. print out several and tape to a 8 x 11 piece of paper. Scan and print...You should be able to get 3  on the top and one turned sideways at the bottom. 

 This template uses a flat sucker.
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