Easy Patriotic Dessert for 4th of July –Au Pairs & Kids

by cv harquail on July 2, 2016

Fourth of July picnics are the perfect time for desserts that feature the Red, White, and Blue, the Stars n’ Stripes, or your own combo of patriotic symbols.

ChmelikSome of these are marvelous, and simply too complicated. Between all the beer, burgers, and babies, who has time to make a fancy cake?   Hence, I offer you this, from the humor website Maximum Middle Age (which, btw, is for women over 35. What?)

The World’s Easiest Pinterest-Worthy Fourth of July Recipe

This would actually be a fun “project” for an Au Pair to concoct with a host child or two….

TexasMH and I bonded over a fabulous America’s Birthday cake a few years ago. I posted the recipe I’d found on Facebook, then she went ahead to make the cake and share her photos back with us. I can’t seem to find TexasHM’s actual photos, though, so here’s the pinterest version:



See also:  Fun for the 4th: Bake a Flag Cake


Multitasking Host Mom July 2, 2016 at 10:36 am

Now this is my kind of “cooking”. Love this idea!

TexasHM July 3, 2016 at 11:29 am

I can’t get the Pinterest link to work! We made the flag cake again this year with AP4! (Her request after seeing a picture of us with AP3 and the cake on our profile.). It does look awesome but is a lot of work! We took a new family photo with her and cake last night so we may have started another hosting tradition. :). July 4th historically has been an AP favorite in our household (along with Halloween and Thanksgiving because they love “American” holidays that they don’t experience at home) so we tend to go all out. This year I learned South Africa has two holidays – one to celebrate the end of apartheid and another called Freedom Day that coincides with freedom from British rule (we can relate!) but it’s largely a national BBQ (braai). Fireworks only on New Years and they don’t really play patriotic songs or really dress in national colors or fly flags so they (like most APs) find the patriotism here fascinating and fun!

FirstTimeHM July 5, 2016 at 2:10 am

The 4th of July is our wedding anniversary, so it’s kind of special to us as a non-American HF as well. I always take out my old wedding dress but 17 years and 4 kids left their marks on my figure. Our AP tried it on and it fitted perfectly, she looked lovely.

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