A birthday cake for America

I was invited to my friend’s house for BBQ on Fourth of July and I wanted to prepare something very nice to celebrate the day!! And I made this… TA-DA!!!

July 4th cake

A birthday cake for the United States!!! By the way, how old is this country?? It won independence from Grate Britain in 1776, so America is 238 years old now.

 

It’s an unbaked cheesecake because it won’t be too heavy after the BBQ and also refreshing with lots of fruits on top! The unbaked cheesecake is normally made from cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar, and gelatin. This time, I added some lemon juice and also sour cream, so that it would be a little bit tart. The cake got harder after keeping it in the fridge overnight with the power of the gelatin.

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In the morning of the Independence Day, I did all the decoration on the cake. Do you know how many stars and stripes the American flag has on it? The answer is… please count the number of the blueberries I put on the cake and the number of red and white lines I made on the cake!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I faithfully imitated the flag ๐Ÿ™‚

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I like the picture taken from this angle… ๐Ÿ™‚

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The fruits are set now. But the decoration is not quite done yet. Since I just put the fruits on the cake, they might move when I carry to my friend’s house. So, I poured a sauce made from white wine, sugar, lemon juiceย and gelatin powder on top.

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As you probably guessed it, I had to keep it in the fridge for an extra few hours for the sauce to be harder untilย it’s actually turned out to beย a jelly. This is finally done!!! Now the fruits won’t move while I’m carrying it, and also the cake has additional refreshing tastes ๐Ÿ™‚ I like this cakeโ™ชโ™ช

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My friends prepared nice BBQ for us and we had nice time there โ™ก Then, we enjoyed this cake after eating lots of meat ๐Ÿ™‚

At night, I walked to the park in my neighborhood to watchย the fireworks!! It was really nice although I couldn’t take nice pictures… I found that the fireworks we could watch in Japan is probably much bigger than what we watched here. If you have a chance to visit Japan, please watch the beautiful fireworks!!! Anyway, watching the beautiful fireworks without thinking anything was really nice thing to do.

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Thanks to my friends, I am happy with my first Fourth of July experienceย ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy birthday, America โ™ก

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