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Take a break from extravagant cakes and go for something bite-sized
Trade that Fourth of July sparkler for a delicious and festive cake pop this summer at your yearly celebration. Independence Day is here once again, and this year, as you welcome it with open and patriotic arms, consider shifting away from the extravagant Fourth of July cakes (although we can all agree that they are fantastic), and try a smaller and more personalized approach instead.
We’re talking about cake pops — the perfect party treat for your backyard BBQ this Independence Day. With countless ways to make them festive and fitted to the theme, these pops are ideal for a summer party because they are light, mess-free, and can be enjoyed with one hand as you hold a refreshing cocktail in the other. Align red, white, and blue pops organized to look like the American flag, or coat them in sprinkles to look like sparklers and fireworks. No one can help but smile and reach for a treat when they see this adorable party accent, so get popping and get partying. For a basic recipe to get started, check out our exclusive Bakerella's Cake Pops Recipe.
Even though we are in the middle of a pandemic AND a global uprising, the 4th of July holiday is a fun one for the kids. Lots of fireworks and fun times and maybe even some BBQ! Being with friends and family during this crazy and hectic time can be soothing.
My kids love everything CAKE (I mean who doesn’t?!). So these cake pops are right up their alley! I am also a fan of the cake on a stick trend–not quite sure when this happened but they are quite delightful.
The look really pretty and most of all you don’t feel super guilty if you have one, if you have four cake pops however, I will NOT judge you.
Red and Blue Velvet Cake Pops Can you believe that the 4th of July is almost here? I have to say – July 4th is one of my very favorite holidays. I look forward to it almost like I look forward to Christmas and Thanksgiving. I love the family time together. I love the fireworks and the parades. And I always tear up when I hear those patriotic songs – thinking of all that has been sacrificed in years past and today so that I can enjoy the freedoms that we have. What a great occasion to celebrate!! And what’s better to celebrate with than food? I’m going to be giving you all kinds of sweet ideas this week for your 4th of July celebrations. And the bonus is that most of the recipes I’ll be featuring are super easy! I have 6 days of recipes planned for you, and I wanted to do something fun, so on Friday, I’ll have a linky up where you can come and share some of your favorite red, white and blue recipes. So make sure you check out all the recipes this week, and share your own on Friday! First up – everyone’s favorite treat – cake balls and cake pops. It seems like cake balls are all the rage these days. So I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to make them patriotic. Since cake pops are more about the cute factor than the taste to me, I made this version from a cake mix. But the great part about it is that you only need one cake to make both the red velvet and the blue velvet. I used the regular bottled red food coloring, but since they don’t make blue, I just used some Wilton paste coloring for the blue pops. While these are a little time consuming, they are super easy, and you know everyone will love them! Like what you see here? Make sure you are following Taste and Tell for more great recipes and ideas!! Facebook ** Pinterest ** Twitter ** Instagram ** Google+ or you can subscribe to my newsletter or Feedly or Bloglovin Looking for more free recipes? Subscribe to my free recipe newsletter to get new family friendly recipes in your inbox each week! Find me sharing more family-friendly inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram. Fourth of July Cake Pops Recipe
Here’s a great Fourth of July Cake Pops Recipe you can try this year. I love that you can make Cake Pops in just about any flavor, shape or size. This year I decided I didn’t want anything too crazy so I opted for White Cake Mix dyed Red and White Buttercream Frosting. The Paper Straws are a nice twist that helps give you the Fourth of July feeling without too much effort.
The First step is to Bake a Basic White Cake Mix with A LOT of Red Food Coloring Mixed in. I just followed the directions on the box of the cake mix and added the food coloring. You want the color to be a bright red because you will be mixing it with icing after it’s baked.
Once you have baked your cake and allowed it to cool, crumble it up into tiny pieces with a fork and add about 1/2 – 2/3rds a Can of White Butter Cream Icing. You can also use Cream Cheese Icing for a little different taste.
Roll the Mixture into Balls and Freeze on a Baking Pan. You can also insert the Paper Straws if you want pops before freezing.
Once your Cake Pops are Complete they are ready to dip in chocolate and decorate!
These red, white and blue cake pops are perfect for Fourth of July
Fourth of July is the perfect time to fire up the grill, wear your favorite patriotic clothes and watch some celebratory fireworks. This year, the best way to make your Fourth of July menu festive and fantastic is by making these red, white and blue cake pops.
If, for some reason, you don’t make it to the fireworks this year, these patriotic cake pops have enough flare to make up for it. While they may seem like a difficult dessert to make, they’re actually a great place to start for amateur bakers.
To make the dish, you’ll need some common pantry staples like flour, baking soda and butter. You’ll also need cake pop sticks, white morsels and decorative sprinkles.
After combining your ingredients, place one tablespoon of batter in each muffin cup and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, then allow them to cool slightly in the pan. After that, insert the cake pop sticks and let the dessert cool completely on wire racks. Once the cake pops are dipped in the melted morsels, put them in the refrigerator until they set.
If you loved this recipe, then you’re sure to enjoy more of our amazing Fourth of July recipes you can make with kids.
3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup stick margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup premier white morsels
Red and blue decorative sprinkles, optional
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 24 miniature muffin cups with baking spray wipe away excess from top of pans.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Whisk together brown sugar and margarineBlueBonnet in a large bowl. Add egg and vanilla mix until blended. Stir in flour mixture just until blended.
Place 1 tablespoon batter in each muffin cup (filling about halfway). Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until brown and the tops spring back lightly when touched. Cool slightly in pan. Remove cakes from pan and insert sticks cool completely on wire racks.
Combine white morsels and oil in a shallow microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium power (50%) 1 minute stir. Continue microwaving on medium for 30 seconds or until melted, stirring to blend. Dip cooled pops in melted morsels and decorate with sprinkles if desired.
Fourth of July Dessert Recipes
Throwing a summer party for your friends and family means finding fun food that everyone will enjoy at your celebration. And that means coming up with easy fourth of July dessert recipes!
There are so many different ways you can create delicious desserts for your summer parties. Whether you’re looking for red, white, and blue desserts for your celebration or just want a simple sweet treat you can prepare in a few minutes, you’ll find something delicious on this list.
These simple 4th of July dessert ideas are a great way to create a patriotic treat for your party guests:
- Desserts with berries: Red, white and blue berries are a great way to decorate your desserts for the 4th of July. Using strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, and raspberries can add freshness and color to your dessert.
- No bake dessert: There’s no reason to heat up your home by turning on the oven to make a dessert this summer. Whip up a no-bake dessert for the 4th to avoid all that extra heat in your kitchen.
- Cupcakes: You can’t go wrong with cupcakes for a party! Give your cupcakes a patriotic look with the help of fun cupcake toppers or red, white, and blue sprinkles.
- Ice cream: Make sure your guests stay cool at your party with the help of cold desserts. Ice cream and popsicles are perfect for any summer celebration.
With so many desserts to make, you better get scrolling! Keep reading to see all my favorite 4th of July party desserts! And if you find one you like, make sure to click the link to get more information.
Create Adorable 4th of July Cake Pops
Who is ready to celebrate? Trish and I love the summer and especially all the fun! Today out sweet contributor Karyn, from Pint Sized Baker is back with a treat that is both yummy and cute. These 4th of July Cake Pops would make a fabulous centerpiece at your party. Take it away Karyn …
Today I’m going to share a fun cake pop tutorial that you can make for the 4th of July!
You don’t need anything fancy for these cake pops. A trip to any craft store will do. I found some fun straws, jumbo toothpicks and fun pinwheels to use in place of lollipop sticks.
At the craft store you can also pick up a bag of red, white and blue candy melts and sprinkles. Easy right?
Then make a box mix of white cake, divide it into three bowls and color one bowl red and one bowl blue. Bake them as cupcakes. We are only going to use three cupcakes of each color for our cake pops, so you’ll have a few left over to decorate and enjoy!
Check out the video on how I make my cake pop batter.
And here’s a video on how I dip my cake pops.
Step 1.Take three cupcakes and add a tablespoon of vanilla frosting to it. Mix completely! It should end up as a play-doh consistency. Use a 2 Tablespoon Cookie Scoop to measure out 4 to 5 cake balls. Roll smooth and complete for each color.
Step 2. Once they are all rolled, cut each one into three equal parts.
Step 3. Put each color together.
Step 4. Roll smooth. Don’t smoosh, just press gently and roll.
Once they are all rolled, place them onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, and put them into the fridge.
Melt your candy melts in a ceramic mug at 70% power for 30 second increments in the microwave. Do not let your candy overheat. Stir every 30 seconds. You should not need more than 2 minutes.
Remove the cake balls from the fridge, dip your straw/ toothpick/ lollipop stick into the candy then insert it halfway into the cake ball. Set aside while you complete all the cake pops.
Dip the cake pop into the candy melts and tap off the excess. Stand up straight and add sprinkles while the pops are still wet. Let them dry completely before wrapping.
I hope you all have a great 4th of July! Stay safe and have fun!
Need a super idea on how to serve those amazing cake pops? Trish created this DIY Cake Pop Stand…
And don’t forget the decorations! We have some amazing 4th of July Diy Projects to help you create a festive party atmosphere…
Tips for Baking Giant Cookies
- Room Temperature Eggs - set the eggs out about an hour before you start baking. They blend into the butter and sugar mixture much better when they're not cold.
- Choose the Right Pan - I like using a cheesecake or springform pan because it helps to release the cake easily. If you choose a traditional cake pan, make sure you spray it well with non-stick baking spray or consider lining the pan with parchment paper.
- Let it Cool Completely before Decorating- if you add the buttercream frosting too soon, it will melt on top of the cake making a huge mess. So be patient and wait. Also, if you remove the cake too soon from the pan it might break.
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Here’s what you can expect when you make them. You can get your kiddos to help you in the kitchen, this is a pretty simple dessert and a ton of fun to make!
1. Make the Cake
First, you have to bake the cake and let it cool. If you have leftover homemade birthday cake, use it!
2. Crumble the cake
Let the kids help with this step! Mash it up into tiny pieces.
3. Mix in the frosting
Pour the frosting into the bowl and mix it up really well. You can use your hands, it’s easier that way.
4. Form small balls
This is another fun step for the kids. After it is all mixed together, form 1-inch balls out of the mixture.
5. Place cake balls on a cookie sheet
Make sure the cookie sheet has wax paper or they will stick.
6. Melt some white chocolate chips
You can do this in the microwave or on the stove.
7. Dip skewers into chocolate
Dip the skewers into the melted chocolate and then push them into the cake pops.
8. Chill the cake pops
Let them sit and refrigerate for an hour or so.
9. Melt the rest of the white chocolate chips
After the cake pops have chilled, melt the rest of the white chocolate chips.
10. Dip the cake pops
Roll each cake pop in melted chocolate, allowing access to drip off.
11. Decorate with sprinkles!
Add sprinkles quickly before chocolate hardens.
Yumm! They are ready to eat!
Rumbly in my Tumbly
These adorable cake pops are decorated for the 4th of July, but they could really be decorated and used for any occasion under the sun. I especially like to do cake pops for parties, bridal showers, and baby showers.
1 plain white cake (or any kind of cake you want to use)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon milk (or more, as necessary)
lollipop sticks or popscicle sticks (Michaels or JoAnn’s)
1 package of Wilton candy melts, I used white, any color/flavor you want is fine.
Bake the cake and let it cool completely on a rack. When it is completely cool, break the cake into a large bowl. Crumble it with forks or your fingers until it is in fine crumbs.
In a separate bowl, whip the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and milk together until smooth. Pour into the cake crumbs and mix with a spoon. Then continue mixing with your fingers, kneading and mixing until fully incorporated into the cake. Check to see if it will roll into a ball. It should: if it needs a little extra moisture, add milk a spoonful at a time.
When the mix is completely done, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. Prepare two large baking sheets by covering with wax paper or parchment. Take a bit of the cake mixture and roll it into a smooth ball. Stick one into the end of each ball, pointing upward, as you put the ball back down on the sheet. As each sheet fills up, put it in the freezer so that the balls harden.
Melt the candy melts in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds until smooth. Dip each pop into the mixture, cover with sprinkles if desired, put back onto the sheet, stick up.