It’s potluck season! As friends and family gather for Independence Day and beyond this summer, here are a few simple ideas to get the party started.
I’ve gathered a few of my favorite “go to” ideas for summer gatherings – first, are a few quick tips and tricks to turn the celebration into a Fourth of July extravaganza, and below those ideas is a small collection of recipes.
If you try something, let me know! I would love to see pics of your dessert table!
Grab-n-go for the Dessert Table
The dessert table is a great place to make a “Themed” party statement. And these are perfect snacks for watching the firework celebrations.
Turn a berry pie into the Stars and Stripes
Red and blue berries and well-placed pastry make this an ideal dessert for Independence Day. Use a simple small star cookie cutter for the stars and cut out wavy “stripes” to make the flag appear it is blowing in the breeze.
A simple sheet cake turns Patriotic!
One of the simplest ways to jazz up the dessert table. A simple sheet cake, well placed fruit, a large star tip for the icing and a Stabilized Whipped Cream Frosting Recipe. Here
A little food coloring and sprinkles
A simple idea for any time of year! Divid cupcake batter in three parts, add food coloring. Layer the colors in the pan. When completely cooled, frost your cupcakes and add themed color coordinated sprinkles.