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4th of July Plans?

Well, the 4th of July falls on Thursday this year.  So if you take off Friday, it gives you a four-day weekend!  What are your plans for the 4th?

 

I really only have a 3-day weekend since my mom's birthday is Thursday (yes, she is a Yankee Doodle Dandy) which means the 4th is spent with her which I don't mind.  She's lovely!   But after that I need suggestions.....it is really hot here and I'm feeling uninspired. 

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Try coffee toffee spice cake, That should find it for you!

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I love the way the icing kind of looks like an exploding firework on the second cake! The color scheme reminds me uncomfortably of Aquafresh toothpaste though, eek!

 

 

ps. Sorry to hear about your mom! I hope she makes a full and quick recovery!

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That is too funny about the toothpaste!  I knew there was something odd about that shade of blue.  I would definitely try a different blue.  I'll have to look for sprinkles and try to match them or just go red and white sprinkles with blue icing and cake.  I think it will be fun to try.  Oh, and put those sparkler candles on top!

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Ooh, sparklers would be perfect! If you have a baking supply store around you they usually sell dark blue coloring or I believe the cake decorating area of walmart even can have some options. Craft stores like Michael's are a good place to look too if you want to do a dark blue cake or icing. If they don't have a blue dark enough you can add tiny amounts of black until you get the color you want. Whatever you end up doing I hope it turns out well and tastes amazing!

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Thanks!

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Thanks @Beautylovingirl!

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Aww, I'm going to miss Canada day (today) and 4th of July this year. Back in Canada I could see the biggest firework show the city put on out my apartment window, so I didn't even have to go outside and be devoured by mosquitoes to see them! 

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@dianabt- Those cakes look amazingly good!

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I don't know about anyone else but I'm really hungry for cake right now!Smiley Tongue

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You said it! The more layers and the more color the better! Yum!

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I was just thinking the same thing and then I read these comments!

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The 4th is my mom's birthday (and from the posts so far, she's not alone in the birthday boat!) so my family and I are going to diem sum in the morning.

 

I got her a fragrance she likes because she's running low, she's been so stocked up on Mother's Day and Christmas still that it's getting harder and harder to pick beauty gifts! Smiley Tongue

 

Not sure what else is going to happen for the day, with all these cake posts I feel the urge to bake, I did find a peanut butter, chocolate tart recipe today...ideas ideas!

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@lylysa- Hope you mom has a great B'Day and eat a piece of cake for meSmiley Tongue

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Thanks, Beautylovingirl! I'll see what I can do about snapping some photos of diem sum and posting them in the food thread! All kinds of dumplings (from shrimp, beef, to pork), assorted veggies, bell peppers with fried shrimp, crab balls, bbq pork steamed buns, egg custard tarts, coconut jelly, shrimp wrapped in rice noodle, sauteed clams, fried turnip cake, sponge cake, sticky rice, congee (rice soup), tea, and so much more!

 

Now you got me super hungry thinking of diem sum AND all these cake photos! Haha!

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Okay, skip the cake.  I'm coming over for food at your house!

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LOL! I'm off to Chinatown for the diem sum. Now I'm DEFINITELY required to snap pics and post them in the food thread so I can share!

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This thread is making me HUNGRY! I want dumplings and steamed buns and custard tarts! When I am going to have to head to chinatown when I get back to Canada, I don't think I have seen such a thing here in Mexico, haha.

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Haha, bring the diem sum over to Mexico!

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After a disastrous attempt at eating sushi here (every single thing contained cream cheese, yikes!) I'm not sure I trust what would happen to dim sum! 

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This only leaves one solution...start your own diem sum and sushi place, make all the money in the world.....spend it all at Sephora! Haha!

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Hahahaha, I will just wait a week and a half and then when I'm home I'll cook or go out and eat all the things I haven't found for the last 7 or 8 months. Sushi, tempura, a giant platter of meats and cheeses and a baguette to go with them,  bul go gi, fondue, char siu bao, lamb vindaloo, poutine, oh my goodness I haven't even thought  of sweet things I've missed yet either. It's really shocking how many things are just not available.

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Pictures...or it didn't happen Smiley Tongue

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I got on my family for not going to see our towns fireworks (which were on Saturday... as my mom pointed out "It was still June!!!") so instead we are going to our city's baseball game and stay for the fireworks after that. I like that better anyways, because I get fried dough to share with my best friend, and y'know, its actually on the 4th haha. Also, I feel baseball is super American-y ^.^

 

~We are all beautiful~

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Nothing more American than baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie  Smiley Happy

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My parents and I are having a small cookout with my papaw (dad's dad), granny (mom's mom), and Lanndan.  I'm hoping my cousin will be able to come, too.  After the cookout, we'll probably play games and whatnot. 

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