Take a bite of Old Glory July 03, 2011
Looking for something cute and easy for your 4th of July celebration? I found a number of variations of this cake all over the blogs this week so I just had to give it a try for our party yesterday. I made the different cakes during the day on Thursday and Friday, so it was impossible to photograph all the steps, but there are tons of tutorials here, here and here.
Take time to really read the directions... I did not and ended up wasting time making a white cake, not realizing the white layers could just be white icing. There are some directions that call for a white cake, but I liked the first link above, and while I did not take the time to create all 13 stripes, I still think my cake turned out pretty cute!
What do you think?
(hint... I chilled my cakes for a few hours and then sliced them in half to make my layers. The chilling really helped make the cutting easier. I also confess I used box mix and a TON of food coloring.)
There was a good bit of left over cake, and I am not one to waste cake! So I created this cute layered trifle with the remaining cake, whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Put this cute trifle on a box, or stack of red,white and blue books and it would be a great center piece for you celebration table, but our table was so crammed with food, it was relegated to the dessert table.
We had a great time as the kiddos played on the water slide, and in baby pools. It was unbearably hot, and I would like to say I took turns with my husband watching the kiddos outside, but I would be lying. After the sun dipped and the house shaded the backyard, I was glad to spend a little bit of time out there, but thanks to my Hubby for sweating it out, so the kiddos could have some fun.
If you are looking for a few more last minute 4th of July ideas here are some of my favorite places you can check out:
Dollar Store Crafts
Happy 4th of July!11:31 AM