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Red, White and Blue Inauguration Day Treats

Red, White and Blue Cake

Today is Inauguration Day, and I know of quite a few people who are celebrating the occasion with parties and (naturally!) with snacks. My all-American favorites are chocolate chip cookies and double crust apple pie, and I certainly think they’re good choices if you want to bake something. I tend to save my red-white-and-blue creations for 4th of July celebrations, but this seems like a good time to make an exception and to bring out some of my more patriotic looking recipes.

  • Mixed Berry and Ricotta Babycakes are like miniature cheesecakes studded with red and blue berries. They can be made with fresh or frozen berries.
  • Red Velvet Cake Sandwich Cookies are a takeoff on classic whoopie pies, with a cream cheese filling in the center and a tender red velvet cake serving as each end of the sandwich.
  • For something really overtly patriotic, a cupcake flag is a good choice. All you need to have on hand before arranging your favorite flavor of cupcakes into a large rectangle is red, white and blue frosting (or sprinkles). The frosting can be added on to the cakes to mimic the colors and pattern of the flag.
  • Finally, a little touch of red and blue will go a long way on any frosting. I made star shaped cake stencils out of a stiff piece of paper used colored sanding sugars on white frosting to create the bold stars on the cake pictured above.

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  • Rachel
    January 20, 2009

    Oh this is great! I’m going to add the link to my Inauguration Roundup. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Sophia
    January 20, 2009

    i made your cupcake flag, and everybody loved it!

  • LilSis
    January 20, 2009

    Thanks for the great ideas! I do have an Inauguration Party to go to and I had no idea of what I was going to take! I think I’ll make the cupcake flag!

  • Dani
    January 20, 2009

    glad to see this day being celebrated!! 🙂

  • miriam
    January 24, 2009

    i had a meeting on tuesday and the coordinator got a huge strawberry cream cake with a picture of obama on the top (it was one of those picture cakes)…not homemade, but certainly creative and delicious!

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