4th of July Yumminess

Many of you will be celebrating the 4th of July . . . in big ways.

Red, White & Blue is all over the place!

My only contribution thus far, are these sweet little mini cupcakes that I made for the ladies that I . . . V.T.

Nothing special . . . but one or two bites of yummy!

The inside has Raspberry filling, and the frosting is Cream Cheese.

I just wanted to show you that you can make a delicious little treats, without spending all day in the kitchen.

If you want my favorite White Cake Recipe or chocolate cake recipe and the perfect Cream Cheese Frosting . . .

Click here!

I was able to make 72 little mini cupcakes with one single white cake recipe. (Use the smallest ice cream scoop for the perfect amount of batter in your tins)

You can even EAT ONE, without feeling too guilty! One recipe of the Cream Cheese Frosting also easily frosted all 72 mini cupcakes. For the raspberry filling, I used the wonderful fillings that you can buy from the Prepared Pantry.  The Bavarian Cream and the Raspberry are my favorites.  One long tube goes a very long way, and so it is very inexpensive and it keeps for a good while in your refrigerator or even the freezer.

If you don’t have a Prepared Pantry in your town, you can always order on line.  Just click here!

I thought it might also be fun to highlight some other fabulous 4th of July treats that I’ve spotted on other food blogs.

Here’s my list of “must tries” . . . hosting the spirit of the 4th of July.

Either click on the photo or the link.

RED WHITE & BLUE TARTS

Beautiful! Who wouldn’t dive into these.

picture credit:  Martha Stewart .com

VANILLA RASPBERRY SUNDAES WITH COOKIE SPOONS

I love that the spoon is actually a sugar cookie!

Picture credit:  Martha Stewart.com

FIREWORKS PUSH-UP POP

Did you know that you can buy “Push-up Pops Containers”

picture credit:  Betty Crocker

This great idea comes from Mandy Heaston from Gourmet Mom On-The-Go

BROWNIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

Fudgy brownies meet ice cream and sprinkles in these adorable ice cream sandwiches.

I hate box brownies . . . but my daughters love them.

I would make the Katharine Hepburn brownies instead, but what a great idea!

picture credit:  Betty Crocker

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MORE FUN TO COME!

  • Aimee - July 1, 2011 - 6:54 am

    I love that you wrote this. I think it’s so cool to remind people that shortcuts are okay, and still turn into delicious and beautiful treats! Thanks for sharing. Oh, I love the cookie spoon too!!!
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  • Lesa - July 6, 2011 - 2:35 pm

    Hello, first time visitor. I asked a question on my joint blog with my daughter about blogs readers were loving lately, and this blog was mentioned so I thought I’d stop by. Fun blog and I noticed your play the piano. I do as well when I’m not in the kitchen. 🙂

    Lesa
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