"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Monday, June 28, 2010

Patriotic Treats

Can you believe it's almost July 4th?! I know this is off-topic, but I just have to share these yummy sounding and looking desserts to make for your patriotic get-togethers this weekend. Some of them are really easy too.

First we have the Uncle Sam ice cream treat. Nothing more than a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a cake cone with a piece of fruit roll-up and some decorative icing gel, M&Ms and some whipped cream. The kids would love to help make this one!
What could be simpler than this pretty presentation! Fresh strawberries surrounding a few fresh blueberries and whipped cream.

This red-white-and-blue cheesecake would take a bit more time but how beautiful - and I bet it's delicious!

This flag cake is one I made every year when my own kids were growing up. Our neighborhood had an annual block party and we always brought this dessert. It's so easy, too - a cake mix in a sheet pan, topped with Cool Whip and decorated with fresh fruit. This one has blackberries for the "star" section, but I always used blueberries.
And, last but not least, the Edible Eagle. Isn't he cute? It's a marshmallow rolled in melted white chocolate and coconut topping a chocolate covered Oreo. The beak is a cashew. Cute!

The recipes for these, plus many more desserts, can be found HERE. Check it out. Hmm, I'm getting hungry!


Robin said...

Such cool treats....that cheesecake does look delicious!

Sarah said...

That eagle is way too cute! My youngest grandkids would have fun making that one if I could keep them out of the Oreos long enough!