Happy Birthday America! (Fourth of July Cake)

As you’re celebrating today, whether with fireworks, food or friends, don’t forget those fight to keep our country free!

I was asked to make a cake for the brother of a dear childhood friend of mine.  His family was bidding him a fond farewell as he joined the US Air Force.  They actually through a going away party for him on Memorial day and asked me to make a patriotic red, white and blue cake to mark the occasion.  Growing up beside Eglin Air Force base I’ve always felt a connection to the military even though my family is civilian.  As an adult I have an even greater connection, since my sister married an Airman.  So I was thrilled to get the opportunity to make a beautiful cake for this sweet family.

Even though the cake was made on Memorial day, I thought today would be a great day to share it!  So I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday.  Enjoy your family, friends, some good food, and definitely your freedom!  Happy Fourth of July everyone!

Patriotic 4th of July going away cake, red white and blue cake

Patriotic 4th of July cake!

I’ll be enjoying a picnic and some fireworks on the water in Niceville, FL with my family and friends.  What are your plans for celebrating today?