The Fourth of July is a time to get outside and gather
around the grill with friends and family. Although we all look forward to the
smell of charcoal and the taste of a burger grilled to perfection, desserts are
still on the top of our list!
Serving up desserts can be monotonous—pie pans, cake stands,
cupcake tins. Yawn. We’ve come up with a few great ways to impress your guests
and most importantly, yourself, when serving up your Fourth of July sweet
1. Remember those jars your grandmother used to can
tomatoes every summer? Well, break ’em on out! Layering your desserts in Mason
jars is a neat way to “plate” your cakes, parfaits or truffles. For cakes,
simply layer the cake and icing until you reach the top. Not only is this convenient,
but you can always reuse the jars again later!
Step away from the spring form pan and put your
cheesecake in a strawberry. Yep, a strawberry. Hollow out the fruit and put the
cheesecake filling inside. Then, top with graham cracker crumbs. If you’re
feeling really crazy, make it a chocolate
cheesecake like ours at Frost Bake Shop and top your strawberry with
crushed Oreos. YUM!
3. Skewers aren’t just for the grill. To avoid clean up and dishes, put your dessert on a stick! We recommend alternating angel food cake and your choice of fruit. You could also put a single cake ball at the end of your skewer. The possibilities are endless!
4. Want to get the kids involved? Pick up a few mini
terracotta flowerpots and have the kiddos paint the exterior red, white and
blue. Put any dessert you like inside and voila! A fun project for a great
5. Get festive! Any dessert you make that includes
red, white and blue ingredients can be made into the shape and colors of a
flag. Fruit pizza? Flag. Cupcakes? Flag. Rice Krispy treats? Flag.
Have any other ideas for cool ways to serve up your
Independence Day treats? Let us know!