Independence Day Recipes


Ingredients for One:
1 single-serving sponge cake
whipped topping
sliced strawberries

Get Mom to help you wash the berries and slice the strawberries. Put the cake on a small plate and spread whipped topping on the it. Arrange the strawberries, then the blueberries. Add more topping and then Enjoy!!

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Move oven rack to the lowest position; take out top rack. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Generously grease bottoms and sides of 4 empty 26-oz. soup cans; line bottoms with greased wax paper. Use foil collars for added height. To make foil collars, fold lengths of foil in half and fit around cans to extend about 2 inches above tops; tie securely with cord.

Make a 2-layer cake mix according to package directions or you may use a made=from-scratch 2-layer recipe. Fill cans about two-thirds full of batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes, or until a cake tests done with a cake tester. Cool cakes slightly, then loosen them, remove the cans, and peel off the paper. Cool cakes, then trim to shape candles.

Decorator Frosting:

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup non-dairy creamer
1/4 cup Crisco shortening
5 cups confectioner's sugar
Red food coloring

Mix frosting ingredients into a large mixer bowl and beat 3 minutes at medium speed, then 5 minutes at high speed. Add more sugar to thicken frosting as needed.

Frost tops of cakes with frosting. Color remaining frosting red with red food coloring. Frost sides of cakes. Use bits of tinsel rope for sparklers.

Christen sent in this picture of her awesome firecracker cakes! She said they were very, very good! Thanks, Christen!

**Note: If you make any of the recipes on this site, please send me a picture and I will post it! Thanks!


Bake cake mix in paper baking cups as directed on the package. Remove papers.

Prepare a white frosting, using homemade or frosting mix.

To form each firecracker, put two cupcakes together end-to-end with frosting. Frost sides, leaving ends of firecrackers (tops of cupcakes) unfrosted. Sprinkle generously with red decorators' sugar before frosting sets. Decorate each with a red candle stuck into one end. (Makes 12 to 15 firecrackers).


Rhonda submitted this "firecracker" recipe--thanks!!

I make an edible firecracker (sparkler) as well. Take a long pretzel log (not pretzel sticks). Cover 1/2 with white cake icing. Top with red and blue sprinkles! Kids can hold it on the bottom where there is no icing to eat it! They enjoy these very much!!

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