Tuesday, 12 July 2011

4th Of July.

I know this is very late but we just went to a 4th of July BBQ this weekend.  
I did a strawberry cheesecake - recipe from BBC Good Food.  I put my strawberry puree in between the buttery biscuit base and the cheese layer so I could make the top look like the US flag.  I was quite pleased with the result!

I also make cupcakes - colouring the batter and layering.  I stole the idea for these cakes from here.

Lastly I tried to make red, white and blue striped strawberries but they didn't work out as well as I had hoped.

Carolyn from Cookin' For My Captain did a better job than me and gave me the idea.

And, no, I have no links to the great US of A other than having a Texan friend who has a BBQ every year but I am more than happy to join in the fun - any excuse for a BBQ with good friends and some frivolous dessert making!


  1. What a very lovely July 4 th. cake. Strawberries and blueberries just seem to go together. I made the same strawberries for our celebration on the 4th. I love your blue jimmies at the tip. I used blue sanding sugar on mine. They were messy making them but sooo delicious. You can go back to my July 3rd post to see them if you would like.

  2. The cupcakes are beyond cute - I love them. Any excuse for good food, I say.

  3. OMG these pics are amazing!! LOve most of all strawberry dressed that way!!!Have a nice idea

  4. How lovely. The American flag is so good. Lots of creativity going on there. Your cupcakes cases are great (so are the cupcakes)

  5. FBMKW - ah yes - your strawberries are so neat - your presentation is much better than mine!

    Pineapple man - thankyou. :-)

    Angela - exactly!! Every day is a good excuse for good or fun food!

    Manu - thank you very much. I certainly can't take credit for the idea. That's what is so wonderful about blog world!

    Rhyleysgranny - thanks. The cupcake cases are actually just the plain boring white ones which means you can see the layers of the different colour sponges really well through them.

  6. Well your cupcakes came out even cuter than the inspiration! I love layered-color cupcakes and cakes like that. Way to bake :D And way to celebrate a U.S. holiday--any excuse to party, I think I'm going to take up some out-of-country celebrations as well, brilliant idea...

  7. Wow, it all looks great! Very creative! The strawberry made me smile. :-)

  8. Buttery biscuit base - see what you're doin' there! He he,

  9. Allie - thank you. We should definitely all enjoy eachother's celebrations.

    Valerie - thank you.

    Camilla - yay, you signed up. When are you gong to get your blog started?

  10. Funny you should mention it Lou, I just wrote a piece... But I'm struggling with the technology, and feel I should write a few more before I publish it!

  11. Yay! Can't wait to see it. Your are a proper writer and your photography is great. And you love good food! It's gonna be fab!