Happy 4th of July!

Celebrating the 4th of July in England always feels a bit funny. Partly because England just isn’t the USA, and partly because the 4th of July celebrates America’s independence from England. Awkward.

Anyhow, each year that I’ve lived in England I’ve managed to do something to celebrate, and this year it was making red velvet whoopie pies and decorating cupcakes with Google Local London at Outsider Tart!

David and Louis talked us through the red velvet whoopie recipe, helping the baking-impaired of us (i.e.: me) as we went. When our batter was ready we popped our whoopie pies in the oven, left the heat of the kitchen, and head upstairs to decorate cupcakes! But it wasn’t all just fun and games. We turned it into a competition!

Using the same red, white and blue frosting and sprinkles (aka: jimmies!) we decorated our best 4th of July themed cupcakes for David to judge. One of my cupcakes was lucky enough to be picked as one of the four winners, so I got to come home with a signed copy of Baked in America. I can’t wait to try it! :)

Inside Outsider Tart

Inside Outsider Tart.

Starting the night with some root beer floats.

Starting the night with some root beer floats.

 

Getting ready to bake!

Getting ready to bake!

So many eggs... and an orange.

So many eggs… and an orange.

David explaining what to do.

David explaining what to do.

Making the batter...

Making the batter…

American style baking means American measuring cups!

American style baking means American measuring cups!

With teammate Shehleeza and our *perfect* red velvet batter!

With teammate Shehleeza and our *perfect* red velvet batter!

Oops! Mine didn't go in the oven looking to great...

Oops! Mine didn’t go in the oven looking too great…

Zoe and Paul of Google Local London

Zoe and Paul of Google Local London.

Red, white and blue whoopie pies!

Red, white and blue whoopie pies!

Decorating cupcakes in red, white and blue, of course! My winning cupcake is on the right.

Decorating cupcakes in red, white and blue, of course! My winning cupcake is on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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