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4th Of July Fun! Uncle Sam Hat Treat Holders!

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

By: Amanda Formaro via Kaboose.com

What you’ll need:
-Styrofoam cup
-Red and blue felt
-Red paint
-Paintbrush
-Silver chenille stem
-Scissors
-White craft glue
-Black marker

How to make it:
Place cup, open end down, on top of the red felt and trace with a marker.
Cut around the traced circle leaving a ¾” border around it.

Fold the circle and cut a slit in the center of the circle to allow your scissors to get in. Cut out the inside circle, leaving about a ¼” border around the inside of the trace line. Set felt circle aside.

Paint red stripes all the way around the outside of the cup, stripes should run up and down. Let dry completely.

Cut a strip of blue felt about 1.5” wide. It should be long enough to wrap around the brim of the cup.

Glue felt strip around the outside of the top of the cup.

Lay red felt circle on to work surface, black trace line should be facing up.

Line the lip of the cup with white glue and press down onto black trace line. Let dry.
Turn cup over and place on work surface.

Use silver chenille to bend into star shapes, trim where needed. Glue onto the blue hat band.

When everything is dry, fill with treats.

Tips:
To make our treat cups sturdier, especially if using outside, glue a heavy washer to the bottom of the cup.

You can add handles to your cup by twisting to chenille stems together and poking through the sides of the cup and running over the top. This step should be done before adding the blue brim.

You may also use white paper or plastic cups for this project.

Uncle Sam Hat Treat Holders

4th Of July Fun! Make A Patriotic Cake!

Monday, June 28th, 2010

How to Make Jello Cake

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit

4th of july cherry jello cake
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Side Note From Tony: After frosting, add blueberries to the top of the cake for a true patriotic touch!

This is a delicious and simple recipe to make. It’s also called “poke cake.” Read and find out why it’s called that!

Ingredients

  • White cake mix
  • One big box or two little boxes of flavored gelatin
  • Water
  • Creamy whipped topping of any flavor
  • Candy sprinkles (optional)

Steps

  1. Prepare an ordinary white cake mix according to box directions. Use a sheet cake (9 x 13) baking pan.
  2. Poke holes with a fork or a pair of chopsticks when the sheet cake gets cool. Holes should not go all the way through cake to the bottom of the pan. The entire cake should be perforated this way with holes every 1/2 – 3/4 inch (1-2 centimeters).
  3. Prepare a large box of flavored gelatin. Do not chill.
  4. Pour cooled gelatin liquid evenly over entire cake. Holes in the cake allow gelatin to seep into the cake.
  5. Place the cake in the refrigerator until gelatin firms, about 3-4 hours.
  6. Spread a whipped topping over top of cake, decorate with colorful candy sprinkles (optional) and serve!

Tips

  • You can make the layers with different colors or flavors. Use 1 small box of gelatin for each layer. You could also alternate stripes or patterns on a 9 x 13-inch cake with different flavors. You could coordinate for holidays such as red and blue gelatin for the 4th of July.
  • If you want to get really creative, use different flavors of cake mix too.
  • Whipping together some cool whip with some regular white frosting makes a good frosting for jello cake.
  • Some people prefer the taste of angel food cake, experiment with other flavors to find what you like

Warnings

  • Children can help mix the cake mix and poke holes in the cooled cake, but help them out with the oven and pouring boiling water!
  • Do not use regular frosting, it won’t stick to the gelatin like it does to cake!
  • Jello is not a vegetarian dessert. Gelatin is a protein produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the bones, connective tissues, organs, and some intestines of animals such as cattle, horses, and alligators.

Things You’ll Need

  • White cake mix
  • Sheet cake pan
  • Oven
  • Gelatin
  • Hot water
  • Fork or chopstick
  • Refrigerator
  • Creamy whipped Topping
  • Candy sprinkles

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