What We’re Loving: In Red, White and Blue

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Happy 4th of July, almost! To help you get in the patriotic spirit, and to take full advantage of all the gorgeous berries popping up at markets right now, we have rounded up a few stunning new takes on a notorious Independence Day dessert: the flag cake.  Yes, we’ve all seen the whipped topping and pound cake creation at a 4th of July picnic. (And yes, I have made one in my lifetime. Many, many moons ago.)  But do any of us really  enjoy it?  I know I would love these versions instead:

Tartlets just sound cute.  But, I like everything in petite form.  And I would love to see these Vanilla Cream Pies with Summer Berries on a dessert table this 4th. {from  Roost}

The recipe for this gorgeous White Chocolate Raspberry Tart  suggests using the leftover filling as a dip for berries. Genius. {from  have cake, will travel}

This Coconut Cake with Berries and Cream looks insanely moist and even a bit messy.  Good.  Eating in the backyard shouldn’t be a formal affair.  {from  shutterbean}

These Fourth of July Cake Bites  combine quite a few favorites: raspberry preserves, raspberry liquer and cream cheese frosting. {from  Haniela’s food & photography}.

Yes, this Strawberry Short Cakes recipe may call for cool whip, pound cake, strawberries and blueberries.  But my oh my does it look pretty and so put together.  Easy and no-bake, sure. Flag cake, no way. {from  Bakers  Royale}

Remember when?  We got into the spirit here on Eat Boutique last year with this Summer Strawberry and Blueberry Pavlova. {from Eat Boutique, adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow’s  My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness}

And just for fun, I’d love to whip up a vanilla frosted cake or even top a bowl of vanilla ice cream with these adorable 4th of July Cake Poms. {from  Potter and Butler}

All photos taken by and appear with permission from Hani, Caitlin, Celine, Jill, and Tracy.

Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista–shop girl, writer, author, and creative business coach. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is working to open her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food–as well as coaching women in food to reach life and business goals. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: 100 Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Relationship with Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, and Celebrate Real Wellness for Life, will be published by Roost Books on February 5, 2019. 

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