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4th of July Desserts 2013

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I had a nice, relaxing 4th of July planned out, along with 2 simple and cute desserts.

But craziness always happens.

So let’s rename them “2 messy but yummy desserts.”

First, I made mini trifles—blueberry and strawberry cheesecake.

I decided to make them the night before the 4th, in case I ran out of time.

But it was at that time that we realized we needed to leave early in the morning, so I had to rush making them in order to get my kids off to bed.

And this is how they turned out:

4th of July  mini trifle 5a

The cream was sooo yummy.

Not very neat or pretty—but EVERYone loved them.

Yes, you heard right.  Even my husband.

Yeah, I was shocked too.

4th of July  mini trifle 3a

Then on the 4th, we planned to go to a science center to entertain the kids for an hour or two.

So… after 8 hours there, we closed the place down and had to drag them out.

Yes, 8  long, exhausting hours- during which they didn’t even want to stop to eat!

So now we only had a short amount of time to eat dinner, make the next dessert, and leave to see the fireworks.

Yep, I had been sure that I’d have plenty of time to make frosting for my brownie dessert– but I had ½ hour altogether.

I improvised and had to use Cool Whip, which of course, does not hold up very well.

So this is what happened (I had to make several):

Firework brownies a

I made the swirly things out of chocolate.

I was not happy that my desserts weren’t very pretty.

But hey, everyone loved this dessert too.

Two for two.

Wow. I can’t complain.

And by the way, we did make it in time to see the fireworks—in the pouring rain.  🙂


20 responses »

  1. how did you make those swirly things out of chocolate? It all looks divine 🙂 I get where you’re coming from as I’m like that, too, but keep in mind that when some folks are busy they buy stuff. You made it yourself 🙂

    • Thanks Liz– I feel better now. 🙂 For the swirly things, I melted chocolate and piped it onto wax paper. Then into the freezer for 10 minutes, and they’re done!

  2. The trifle looks delicious! Never thought of making cheesecake trifles before 🙂

  3. I like the blueberry and strawberry cheesecake, they looks so nice for this weather!

  4. They aren’t bad looking at all. And anyway, as long as they’re delicious, it doesn’t matter what they look like!

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Your fourth of July desserts look absolutely adorable and very festive, and I can just imagine how much everyone loved them!

  6. Frivolous Monsters

    Impressing, especially the swirly things. I have heard the jokes about the pronunciation of your “Cool Whip” on Family Guy but have never been quite sure what it was until now. Thanks.

  7. I love the swirly things sticking out of the cake. Sounds like it was a fun day with the kids. My kids are grown now, and it seemed so weird to go watch fireworks without them. Sorry you had rain!

    • Thanks! And yes, it was a fun day. 🙂 Even though it was busy and rainy, at least we made good memories that we’ll always remember– even when my kids are grown too!

  8. Both desserts look incredible! You’re way too modest, Geraldine. And often times, it’s the “messiest” desserts that taste the best. I’d have been happy to sample both of these!

  9. Wow! These look fantastic. Thank you for visiting Emma.

  10. Wow – they look pretty good!


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