Want to plan a sweet end to your Fourth of July fest? Michelle Embury and Kirby Feagan, the two friends behind arts and crafts blog Glü, serve up a summer favorite: strawberry rhubarb pie.
Bookmark their blog for more party ideas — you’ll find holiday and seasonal recipes, treats for special occasions, and home and gift DIY projects so you can get crafty, all year long.
When thinking about what dessert I wanted to make for this year’s celebration, I quickly settled on a summer staple in the Feagan household: strawberry rhubarb pie. It is the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and when homemade, it is so comforting and delicious.
To celebrate the end of the best four years of our lives, and the last craft we’ll be making together for a while, we made these graduation cake pops. Of course we made ours blue and gold for UCLA, but they are easily customizable to any school colors.
So, long story short, these sugar cookies are a great transition to Spring. They are bright and floral, but can be enjoyed with a nice hot cup of tea. With a little nook cut into them, they rest effortlessly on the side of a coffee cup. You can make them with any shape, really, and I look forward to making a festive batch in the distant holiday season when hot cocoa comes back into my life.
All of our guests bit into these sorting cupcakes to find out which Hogwarts house they belong to. As proud Hufflepuffs in our every day lives, we were reluctant to abandon our yellow for Slytherin, but it was fun to venture into the dark side for a night.
Divide the icing into as many colors as you want to use, and mix in the dye. Try to look at leaves for inspiration; you want the colors to be more natural looking and less neon, otherwise the cookies will look more like rainbows than leaves.
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