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I happened to be looking for something else on CraftGossip and accidentally lingered looking at some lovelies. So even though I rarely have time to post Quick Bites anymore (since they turned out not to be very quick on my end!), here are a few gems:

 

Nothing beats the Austin heat quite like a serving of ice cream. But which of these are real ice cream and which aren’t?

Use the heat to pretend your ice cream has melted with these Melted Ice Cream Cupcakes by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.

Make these Twix Ice Cream Pie Cups by Dollhouse Bake Shoppe.

Ladies’ Home Journal has a recipe for making Mini Ice Cream Pops. Via CraftGossip.

Sweet Sugarbelle has a tutorial on adorable Pastel Popsicle Cookies.

Stump everybody with these cake pops that look like ice cream but then have rainbows inside: Rainbow Ice Cream Cake Bites by Sugar Swings. Via CraftGossip.

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Still recovering from gummy class and Day of Sharing so apologies for the lack of posts. Here are some cool things I’ve found recently:

 

Today on Quick Bites we’re stuffed full of inspiration for your baking needs for Independence Day a week from today. No, really: there’s stuffing going on in at least one of these recipes!

As with the Memorial Day post, I looked for desserts beyond the obvious staple of a flag made out of an arrangement of blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream. Here are links to pictures, recipes, and tutorials ranging from simple and cute to “how the heck did they do THAT?!” Enjoy.

Got a Fourth of July recipe/technique I missed? Post it in the comments! I may even do a second post later in the week if I find enough other goodies to share.

PS If you happen to be Canadian, as I am, we’ve got your July 1 holiday goodness (beyond arranged strawberries on whipped cream) here: Canadian Flag Mini Cupcakes, Maple Shortbread, and don’t forget the Nanaimo Bars (links to official recipes at the bottom)! And yes, I’m pondering how one could possibly pull off the Glorious Treats American Flag Cake above but using the Canadian Flag instead…ooo, a challenge! Muahahaha!

 

Today for Quick Bites I randomly selected four links that happened to have been plonked in a row in my list of cool things to share on this blog. Let’s see what we ended up with, shall we?

By the way, some of our members have sent me some photos of cakes so when I get a chance I’m going to put together some posts featuring their awesome work. If you’re a member, send me links, photos, or whatever you’ve got and I’ll post your stuff too! And if you’ve sent me something already and I haven’t acknowledged it, it’s only because I’m busy prepping for Day of Sharing, for which you’ve all already registered, right?

 

Looks like I was so busy this weekend I missed Applesauce Cake Day on June 4 and National Gingerbread Day on June 5. Who comes up with all of these holidays anyway?

Today on Quick Bites, some fun small edibles:

And a last note: while the items on Minnie Kitchen’s blog aren’t actually edible (I assume), they’re mind-blowingly gorgeous recreations of food in dollhouse scale. Go spend a good long time looking at her stuff and be prepared to be amazed!

 

Today on Quick Bites: Memorial Day cakes that do not use strawberries and blueberries to make a US flag. That’s what half the internet will show you today, but at Capital Confectioners, we like to be topical and different at the same time!

  • US flag cakes are fairly common, especially on Memorial Day, but this one by Spring Lake Cake is very classy and elegant the way it translates the stripes into a bow atop a rich blue background with nicely-placed white stars. Even the surrounding cupcakes come across as respectful accents.
  • Kim C. (no relation to me but I dig her name!) posted three Memorial Day cake ball ideas: arranged as a flag, sprinkles, and drizzled. She’s also got some adorable Navy-themed cupcakes.
  • If you want to add some flag flair to you Memorial Day cake stand, or save it for the 4th of July later, check out these simple directions by Better Homes and Gardens. Also works for Bastille Day, Australia Day, or any other day celebrated by a nation with a red, white, and blue flag. Or use different coloured streamers to suit your needs. It’s all good! Via CraftGossip
  • Need to put together a quick cake for a pool party today? Got some candies on hand? Go for this easy and cute pool cake from Taste of Home. If you’re just hanging at home with the kids, get them involved and use it as an excuse to use up some of that leftover Easter candy to make your own version. Or if you’re like me and limit your kids’ candy, you might even have a stockpile going back to Halloween. Make a multi-holiday pool-party extravaganza cake and enjoy the day with creative cakey fun!
 

Today on Quick Bites: yummy-looking recipes I want to try soon. Here they are arranged in a convenient daily meal plan:

If you’ve made any of these, let us know how they turned out! What recipes have you seen online that you’re dying to try?

And seriously, I’m considering trying that pie sometime soon to bring to one of Capital Confectioners’ monthly meetings. That’s right, if you come to our meetings, one of our members always brings a dessert to share! We meet the second Tuesday of every month, so check the calendar on our Meetup page to find out where the next meeting will be and come join us!

 

Today on quick bites, some fantastic ideas for parties coming up over the next couple of weeks as the school year wraps up: