Today Grandpa opens his pool. We all go up for a BBQ and we celebrate 4th of July too! I think I’ll bring some cool fireworks so Tyler our resident pyro can have some fun. AND some fun 4th of July cupcakes to share with all the relatives!
|Happy 4th of July! Snap, Crackle, Pop! Did you hear that all night?|
|There were lots of little girls…lots of cousins the same age too! 3 were born a few weeks of each other!|
|My son Jeff, and Wendy his wife, and little Josie, 1 year last week!|
|Megan got brave and wanted to do the slide and diving board…..she has no fear I swear!|
|John with his granddaughter Josie|
|Grandpa always does a BBQ for us at the 4th of July Party…Here is John and his dad, Don Moss.|
I looked online and found lots of cute decorated cupcakes with the patriotic red, white and blue theme going. I really wanted to find some I could use with blueberries and strawberries because I bought a HUGE package at Costco and I need to use them up since Johnny isn’t such a fruit lover….as much as I am!
|My 4th of July Decorations on my entry table…|
So on Diana’s Desserts website I found a simple 4th of July cupcake decorated with marshmallow whip and real cream that sounded great, and it uses the 2 fruits. It looked very cute too so I decided to copy. Thanks Diana! Her website link is HERE.
They turned out really yummy. I used cream cheese and marshmallow whip and cool whip because I thought the real whip cream would melt in the heat. They were marvelicious! Mmmmm…..I’m thinkin’ of one of those babies right now!
|4th of July cupcakes from Hoosier Homemade…|
Another cute decorating idea was from Cupcake Heaven’s ideas at Hoosier Homemade. Her link is HERE.
I liked the red licorice striped cupcakes with the little candy blue balls. I have some peel apart red licorice so I will try that one too. And maybe I can come up with some little picks in a patriotic theme.
|Dining Room decorations for 4th of July….|
|My 4th of July cupcakes!|
|Uncle Sam and my patriotic quilt…|
|My finished chocolate 4th of July Cupcakes! Yummo!|
So my cake is chocolate… I always add about a 1/2 cup of sour cream and a small chocolate pudding mix. It makes it a lot richer……and my icing I made with Marshmallow Creme (fluff stuff) about a cup or so, and cream cheese (about a half of a large block) and about a cup of Cool Whip. I just mess with it till it looks and tastes the consistency I want. And I gave it a little 4 drops of lime juice for a kick. It is sooooo delicious! You can also use it as a fruit dip. It’s to die for.
|I found some little flags and stuck them on toothpicks and added them to the tops of my 4th
of July Cupcakes for red, white and blue decorations!
|These 3 ingredients make THE BEST ICING EVER! (or fruit dip)|
|Marisa and Megan my granddaughters rocking in the hammock….so cute!|
Happy 4th everybody! We all sure had fun at grandpa’s pool and BBQ party!