July 4th is nearly a week away, and if you’re hosting a get-together friends and family this year, we’ve got a couple of sweet treats they’ll love to eat—and you’ll love to serve! Read on to find out how easy it is to make festive cupcake-in-a-jar favors, blueberry-kissed beverages and patriotic strawberries.
July 4th Supplies
- Blueberries and strawberries
- Red velvet cupcakes
- Red, white and blue sprinkles
- Small mason jars
- White candy coating and white frosting
- Blue food coloring
- Red soda (we used Jarritos… yum!)
- Clear cups, straws and spoons
If you’re feeling extra Betty Crocker, you can bake your cupcakes from scratch. But for planning in a pinch, grabbing some from your local bakery and dressing them up in mason jars is easy as ever!
Simply trim the top of your cupcake off and set aside. Stack your ingredients in the mason jar in the following order: cupcake bottom, blue-dyed white frosting, cupcake top (do this part gently so you don’t smoosh the frosting!). Top with sprinkles. Tie the spoon to the jar with twine…and they’re ready to go!
Find your favorite red soda, juice or sports drink. Then, gently spear your blueberries onto each straw… four to five should suffice. Stick two straws in a cup for extra sweetness, serve and savor!
Next up are patriotic strawberries… sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Set aside a bowl of blue sprinkles. Melt your white candy coating using the directions on the back of the package. Dip lovingly and adorn with sprinkles! Make sure to let the candy coating harden before serving. Pop them in the fridge until they’re ready to enjoy.
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