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I love making simple cakes to help celebrate the holidays. I made this easy, patriotic Red, White, and Blue Candy Cake for Memorial Day, but it is also perfect for the Fourth of July! The boys love to help me in the kitchen so I am always looking for easy ideas. As a busy mom, I don’t have time for homemade cakes, but I love cooking with the kids. It’s fun for them to eat something they helped create. This festive cake is great way to get the kids involved in some All American Fun!
Red, White, & Blue Cake
I started with a white cake box mix and white frosting. I’m all about easy these days:) While the cake was baking and cooling, I had the boys separate a bag of Red, White, and Blue M&M candies by color. One large bag was enough to cover my 9 inch round cake. Once the cake was frosted, I started the pattern on the cake to make the process easier for my kids. I started in the middle, with a red line of candies, then continued the pattern on each side. Once the boys figured out the process, they jumped in and took over decorating the rest. Before long, we had beautiful red, white, and blue rows of candy covering the cake.
I love simple ideas that the kids can help me with. You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to create festive holiday treats, with a little help from the store (and the kids), you can make fun desserts too! Cooking with your kids helps create lasting memories in their little minds. Children may not recall that expensive cake you bought from the store, but they will always remember the time they helped mom make a cake for the Fourth of July.
Happy All American Holidays!