4th of July Sweets!

4th of July cake | ZoëBakes | Photo by Zoë François

I seem to make big life changes on the 4th of July. I moved the Minnesota 19 years ago on this holiday, and this year I am moving again. Luckily it is just down the street, but it might as well be across the world with all the work involved. We’ve been packing for weeks and today I start to dismantle my kitchen. This is exciting and stressful in equal measures. I am happy to be moving to our new home, but there are so many memories in this old house. Not to mention throwing the contents of my kitchen into boxes is going to test the strength of my character.  Wish me luck. Think of me as you are grilling and picnicking.

Here are some 4th of July sweets I recently created for the Cooking Channel.

4th of July Cake | ZoëBakes | Photo by Zoë François

Red, White and Blue Velvet Cake with stars and stripes.

4th of July tart | ZoëBakes | Photo by Zoë François

Raspberry, White Chocolate and Blueberry Tart

4th of July Cookies | ZoëBakes | Photo by Zoë François

Star Spangled Sugar Cookies

Enjoy! I will start blogging from the new house in a couple of weeks. If you need more 4th of July sweets, a blueberry pie will always do the trick.

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24 thoughts to “4th of July Sweets!”

  1. Wow! That is one fabulous cake. And…then it’s more fabulous-y when you see it cut on the inside. Good luck with your move. Yes! moving down the street can be really hard – no moving company to do all of the heavy stuff.

  2. I’d pretty much sworn off the idea of making anything patriotic until I saw your sweets, but these are SO lovely: I might just change my mind. Happy holiday, and happy move!!!

  3. Gorgeous photos of the festive treats!! Good luck with your move… this MN heat is nasty! Looking forward to more posts from your new kitchen! How exciting!

  4. Good luck with the move, Zoe! I remember when you moved out here to start a new life in Minnesota. Looks like everything worked out for the best… XOXO

  5. Congrats on the move, Zoe, and good luck. It has been 7 months and I am still unpacking boxes, hopefully, you are better at it then we are! Cannot wait to hear more stories.

    Try to enjoy the 4th a bit. ~ Denise

  6. Happy Moving Day/Week! I’m sure once you are all settled into your new house, it will all be worth it. But, having recently moved myself – I know it’s a long haul to get there. Stay cool… and just think of all the fun you’ll have unpacking and setting up your new kitchen 🙂

  7. Zoe, good luck with the move and good fortune in your new home. The baked goods look just lovely but I have to confess that the berry tart has really captured me.

  8. hit the button too soon. Cute designs! I can’t believe you can be so creative in the midst of kids’ summer schedules, moving boxes and ripping up carpet! Yowsa.

  9. That is SO pretty! Omg! This is my first time stopping by your site, and I just love it! Good luck moving… not one of the “funner” things in life 🙂

  10. good luck with your move (I made 18 because of my father’s job) and enjoy your new house. Your cake is wonderful. kisses. anna

  11. Dear Zoe,
    What a beautiful and patriotic cake! And just for my birthday, which was on the Fourth!!! Hopefully I will make it next year!?! And hopefully I can receive your email blogs in the future ! I love your website!

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