27 May 2016

5 Patriotic Desserts

Memorial day is the weekend which officially kicks off the Summer.
But it is also a somber day where we remember those who have fought to protect our freedoms.
Many of us will be having special meals and events today so I have assembled some Patriotic Desserts that caught my eye.
If you don't have the chance to make them this weekend save them for the 4th of July!

I found this gorgeous checkerboard cake with an awesome tutorial on The Cooking Channel.
Making a checkerboard cake is simpler than it appears:)

Wouldn't it be so cute served on this cake plate that is simply edged in red...

                                                                   Dot & Bo

I thought that this Betty Crocker recipe was so nifty because the recipe calls for pureed blueberries to help achieve the blue layers.

Who would have thought that you can stay healthy while eating cake??

Although I did see on FB that eating chocolate cake for breakfast is good for you....hmmm,
sign me up for this diet!

I love the simplicity of this idea, I am sure we have all created something similiar.

However, Ordinary Day   just reminds how easy and pretty a cupcake can be.

For a charming presentation with a little country farmhouse flair just place them on a tin

cake plate stand, I like the touch of aqua accents on this one.

                                                                      Dot & Bo

Memorial Day Fact~

Waterloo New York is the first city credited with closing their shops on May 5th, 1866 so the citizens of the town could decorate the graves of their fallen soldiers.

I adore this combination of M & M's and cupcakes.
This is one of those go to desserts when pressed for time.
This can easily be whipped together with a few supplies purchased at the market and you would be in business. No mess, no fuss and no worries.  
Hungry Happenings  is a girl after my own heart:)

Happiness Homemade turns out a cutie of a dessert using Oreo cookies and Wilton candy 

melts, I just bet this could be a cooking  project with some youngsters if you 

had the notion:)

Memorial Day Fact~

In 1971 Memorial day became a Federal Holiday, a day set aside so that 
Veterans and civilians could gather to commemorate those who gave their lives and those that still serve.

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend.


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  1. Hello, Jemma! These all look like fabulous desserts for the holiday weekend. I almost wish I was having a party. We are having a quiet weekend here. Happy Friday, enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

  2. Those cupcakes are so cute!

  3. Some great holiday dessert ideas! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. :-)

  4. Those are all just so cute! Love the 'flag cake'. Hope you have a blessed Memorial Day- xo Diana

  5. Red, white, blue and YUM!! :)

  6. Great post for Memorial Day!! Those desserts all look so good!! Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting!!

  7. I had no idea that is when the holiday was started.
    Such a cute assembly of desserts! Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Wow! Love those patriotic cakes, Jemma....Christine

  9. Jemma,
    My favorite are the red, white, and blue decorated oreo cookies! They are just so cute and great with their stick handles.

    Happy holiday weekend,


  10. What an amazing selection treats, Jemma, I couldn't begin to choose a favorite. I hope you're enjoying this special weekend.

  11. Good morning Jemma!

    While I usually never bake for this holiday, I have to say that these recipes are just beautiful. I follow SUGAR ET AL on Instagram and I think you may love her cake recipes. She is out in Australia and has the most GORGEOUS cakes and rather simple recipes to make them. Enjoy your holiday my friend!

  12. Wow Jemma, love all these great holiday desserts. The flag cake is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing. Wishing you and yours a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. Blessings xo

  13. Oh my, look at these desserts! How festive with the red, white, and blue, and perfect for Fourth of July too. I've been looking for a cupcake tier for Jess' shower, and this one is cute. That checkerboard cake is just delightful. Speaking of good food, I am going to the Greek food festival this weekend, and there are so many wonderful dishes, can't wait.

    Happy Memorial Day weekend, my dear friend.

    love, ~Sheri

  14. Those desserts look almost too good to eat!

  15. Very pretty Patriotic desserts. The cupcakes and the m & m's are darling.
    Difficult to pick a favorite. Here's hoping your memorial Day weekend is fabulous. xo

  16. So many great patriotic desserts! I'm pinning for later use. Have a great weekend!

  17. Yes, I do agree they are very patriotic looking desserts, and tasty too!
    I hope you have a very special weekend ... here in the UK we too have a three day bank holiday weekend.

    Take care

    All the best Jan

  18. Cake, cake, cake....never too much cake!
    xoxo, T.

  19. I love the look of checkerboard cake and always thought it was complicated to make too. I don't do much baking this time of year, but if you want to send me something I won't complain :)

  20. Very cute and festive! Waterloo is about a half hour from me...I did not know that Memorial Day fact! Thanks for gathering all these recipes for us!

  21. I am all for including cake into my breakast menu lol! :)

  22. I am all for including cake into my breakast menu lol! :)

  23. Such cute ideas! I love the cupcakes in the goblets. Pinning to remember. :)

  24. I've pinned this for later, maybe for July 4!

  25. Lots of fun ideas! Thanks for linking up to Dishing It! & Digging It!

  26. Ooh, my grandbabies would love the cup cakes and M&M treat! Gotta get to pinning now for July 4th! Hope your Memorial Day was nice for you sweet lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  27. Oh my, such fun ideas, Jemma! I'll be sure to remember some of those for my grands! Thanks for sharing with us. xo

  28. I'm not sure I"d be making that cake but I sure do love looking at it! And at every photo in this post!

  29. These look amazing, Jemma!! Thanks for sharing all this delicious red, white, and blue goodnes with us at Project Inspire{d}! {{hugs}} and best wishes for an extraordinary end to your week!

  30. I can't pick a fav....I'll take one of each! LOL

    They all look so yummy and with one patriotic holiday down and one coming in july I need these. They look great!


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