5 Popular 4th of July desserts
Fireworks are cracking and so are the eye-catching colors of our flag; don’t be left out of the celebrations….welcome the Independence Day with a bang! No Independence Day party is complete with some sumptuous desserts; I have listed 5 popular 4th of july desserts that will help you in planning your party food menu. Each one is my personal favorite, and I assure easy to make and has great visual appeal. Read on to explore these delights.
Flag Tarts: Who doesn’t love tarts, it’s a delight to the taste-buds and easy to prepare. All you need for this interesting tart twist is tart shells of whatever size you like, white frosting, marshmallows, blue berries and glazed cherries. Fill the tart shells with white vanilla flavored frosting. Use glazed cherries for the red strips, marshmallows for the white strips and stars, and blue berries for the canton. Arrange these over the frosting to resemble the flag and you are done!
4th of July layered cake: This is a rich, easy to prepare cake that I am sure you will love. To make this triple layered cake, prepare the cake batter using any of your favorite recipes. Ifood.tv has listed an interesting cake recipe. Once done, divide it into 3 parts. Add blue food color to one part, red food color to the other; do not add any color to the third part. For baking, grease a rectangle baking dish and pour the blue cake batter first, followed by the uncolored layer, and finally the red colored cake batter. Bake till done. Decorate with white frosting, blue berry jam, and strawberry jam to resemble the flag.
Independence Day cup cakes: these are the classic one person, bite sized desserts loved by kids and adults alike. Independence Day cup cakes add an interesting twist to this quintessential sweet – a perfect ending to kiddies' 4th July party. To make these, make the cup cakes as usual. Once they have cooled, cover the top and sides with thick white frosting. Sprinkle red and blue edible sparkles on the sides, and decorate with a single edible red or blue star on the top – a symbol of the American patriotism.
Patriotic Trifle Pudding: Trifles not only taste great, but are a feast to the eyes. Served in a glass dish the layers of this dessert add appeal and fun to any party food. This simple recipe with blue white and red layers brings the national patriotism out on the party dining table. All you need is a sponge cake, blue berry pie filling and vanilla pudding mix. To assemble, place the sponge cake at the bottom of the dish, moisten it with some rum or brandy, pour the blueberry pie filling over it, and again moisten with rum or brandy. Prepare the pudding according the pack instructions and pour over the pie filling. Chill for some time, top with whipped cream and its ready to have.
Layered Jell-O: No dessert is as popular and full of fun as the Jell-O. This wiggly- jiggly dessert is a family gathering staple. To make the tricolored layered Jell-o, use blueberry flavor Jell-O packet for the blue layer, cranberry flavor Jell-O packet for the red layer, and Pina Colada flavor Jell-O for the white layer. This dessert is bound to be a delight for the eyes and your taste-buds as well.
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