Monday, July 5, 2010

happy july 4th

i decided to host a july 4th bbq at my place this year. the last time i hosted a july 4th bbq was 2004! i had a lot of fun preparing for the bbq. for dessert, i made this wave the flag cake. everyone loved it.

here's the recipe and video link as well:

4 cups fresh strawberries, divided
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1 pkg. (6 oz.) or 2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O Gelatin, any red flavor
ice cubes
1 cup cold water
1 pkg. (12 oz.) prepared pound cake, cut into 10 slices
1-1/3 cups blueberries, divided
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
2 pkgs (8 oz.) Philadelphia cream cheese

SLICE 1 cup strawberries; cut remaining strawberries in half. Set aside.

ADD boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is melted. Refrigerate 5 min. or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Meanwhile, cover bottom of 13x9-inch dish with cake slices. Add sliced strawberries and 1 cup blueberries to thickened gelatin; stir gently. Spoon over cake slices.

REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm. Beat 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) softened PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and 1/4 cup sugar with whisk or mixer until well blended; gently stir in COOL WHIP. Spread over gelatin layer. Arrange strawberry halves on COOL WHIP mixture for stripes of flag and remaining blueberries for stars. Keep refrigerated.

happy july 4th!

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