Looking for a showstopping, star-spangled 4th of July dessert? Whether you use food coloring, fruit, or candy, here are some patriotic ways to make red, white, and blue desserts.
Because of their naturally bright colors and fresh, summery taste, berries are perfect for 4th of July dessert decorating. Here are some ways to use them:
Add extra sweetness to your 4th of July dessert using red, white, and blue candy or sprinkles.
There's a reason food coloring is the go-to method for making red, white, and blue desserts: Not only is it quick and easy, but food coloring also makes gorgeous, vibrant treats. To make your own 4th of July dessert in a snap, mix blue or red food coloring into your batter or frosting.
-Sure, red velvet cake is great tasting, but the fact is it's that fascinating red color that makes this cake stand out and there's one little secret that gets the most out of your red for an awesome looking cake. Originally, cocoa powder alone gave red velvet its color as it interacted with acids like vinegar and buttermilk. Weird, right? But, nowadays, it's this little bottle of grocery store red food coloring that really punches up the cake's true hue. You could use natural food coloring, but it isn't as intense after baking. And with red velvet cake, we want vibrant. And here's a tip we've learned the hard way in our test kitchen, make certain to fold the red coloring in before mixing, no need to have it splashing out of the bowl, then be sure to mix the batter on low thoroughly to eliminate any streaking in the cake.