American Flag Desserts

4th-of-July-8-x645The 4th of July Holiday weekend is a big one for our family. For one thing, it falls close to my birthday on the 7th. Growing up, my mom, Kaye, loved to organize a big, festive, family celebration incorporating lots of red, white, and blue and, of course a birthday cake! While searching online for inspiration, I came upon this image (above) from Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen. I was instantly inspired to bake my own cake this weekend. Time to go blueberry, strawberry, and whip cream shopping. My ten years working for Martha Stewart comes in handy at times like this. Thanks, Martha (and Kaye)! Check out these beautiful, delectable treats:

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Happy Fourth of July everyone!