Connie A Thompson

Red White and Blue Fireworks Cake

10432116_10205764596265816_6728605159903548004_nMy Mom loved the Fourth of July. One of my earliest memories is of her holding my hand and helping me hold a sparkler. We wrote my name in the air. I marveled at the sparks and the smoke they left behind. I’m sure there were other fireworks, but it is the sparkler that I remember.

Each year she would invite us all to her house. There would be burgers, hot dogs, and all the usual cookout foods. There was always a dessert fitting the holiday theme. It often involved blueberries and strawberries.

This year as I was looking around Pinterest, I found the cake I knew my mother would have baked if she were still here. I pinned it. I knew I would make it.

Even though it is the fifth of July, the family will come together today and I’ll serve the Red White and Blue Fireworks cake. I know the red is really pink. I should have used more red food coloring, but I’m still tickled with it. I know the grandkids are going to love it.

Today for dinner, I’m taking it easy. It is taco day. I know grandmother would get a good laugh out of it, but I had two of the three grandkids yesterday. I’m quite thankful I had my babies when I was younger and had more energy.

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