Forth of July Inspirations

Hope everyone had an amazing 4th of July weekend… I surely did and here are some inspirations that I found and would like to share with you guys.


This board is all Martha Stewart– Check out the links to scroll through the pics and find out how to make some of these decorations for yourself.

Foods and Such:

Source : food network


Fill premade miniature tart shells or phyllo cups with sweet mascarpone cream (recipe below), then arrange on a tray and top with blueberries and halved strawberry slices to create stars and stripes.

Mascarpone Cream:

Beat an 8-ounce container of mascarpone cheese and 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar with a mixer until smooth. Gently fold in 1/2 cup freshly whipped cream.

Source : food network


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix, about 18 ounces (if you can’t find red velvet cake use 1 box chocolate cake plus a bottle of red food coloring)
  • 1 (16-ounce) tub whipped topping
  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 1 pint strawberries, tops removed


Bake the red velvet cake mix according to package directions and allow to cool.

Using a serrated knife cut the red velvet cake into 1 inch square pieces and line the bottom of the trifle bowl with half of the cake squares.

Using a spatula, spread about a 2-inch layer of whipped topping on top of the cake squares.

Layer about 1 1/2 pints of the blueberries on top of whipped topping.

Layer the remaining cake pieces on top of the blueberries forming a second layer of cake.

Using a spatula, spread remaining whipped topping over the cakes pieces.

Decorate the perimeter with the strawberries; placing the strawberries cut side down. Sprinkle the remaining blueberries on top of the trifle inside the strawberry perimeter.

Source: I am Mommy

Regular Pancake

(adapted from allrecipes)

1 1/2 cups flour

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 tsp baking powder

2 egg whites, beaten

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Combine all dry ingredients (that includes sugar) in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine beaten egg whites, milk, oil, and vanilla.  Pour into dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Pour about 1/3 cup onto med. high griddle and lightly brown on both sides.

Red Velvet Pancakes

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 tablespoons white sugar

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 large egg

3/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup sour cream

1/8 tsp red gel food coloring

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, cocoa powder) in large bowl and set aside.  In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, sour cream, food coloring, and vanilla.  Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix until just combined.

Pour about 1/3 cup onto med. high griddle and lightly brown on both sides.
Check out her other amazing ideas on her blog
Go to I am baker to get the details…on this cake..
Ok know get inspired…Till next time! Enjoy.

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