Sugar… so sweet…
I love love love sugar. And I adore the 4th of July. Something about lighting my own firework I guess. So when I put 4th of July and sugar together… I like to make it pop. But I don’t want to do anything that takes too much time, because I don’t have it [time, that is].
Here’s a fun, easy, red-white-and-blue treat I made up today (literally, today… same date as this post). My girls have now gobbled up every last bit in the name of blogpost experimentation…. “We love your work, Mommy!” Thanks ladies…
You’ll need: Watermelon, Blue Velvet Cake Mix (and everything required to make it according to box instructions), Whipped Cream, Blueberries, Strawberries, A Star Cookie Cutter, Cupcake Pan & Liners.
Start with cool seedless watermelon. Slice it down the middle horizontally so that each slice is about an inch thick.
Cookie-cutter that baby with your best star… (make sure you press hard to get sharp edges that pop out easily).
Pile your stars into a sealable container and pop it in the fridge to store until you’re ready to build the final dessert.
Next? Make cupcakes… as bright and blue as you can get ’em. (Don’t get any high-flying ideas here… I use Blue Velvet cake mix right outta the box. It works great and is eeeeeeeeeasy.)
Bake cupcakes according to package instructions and then let cool completely.
When cool (and after you’ve secretly shoved a few in your mouth to ‘test’ if they’re cooked all the way through), peel off the cupcake wrappers. You can then toss them in a storage container to save until you’re ready to stack and serve this thing, or….
…you can bust out those watermelon stars and start stacking! (Did I mention you’ll need whipped cream?)
Garnish with your favorite red, white and blue fruit and try to keep your kids away from it before you snap a picture.
Fabulous view from the top too.
Happy 4th of July! God Bless America, folks…
Fair warning: This is a type of dessert that’s best served immediately after assembling. Make everything ahead of time, but serve it the second you stack it. Because it’s hot out there folks, and the whipped cream on this sucker might melt…