…Sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Happy 4th of July to all of my fellow Americans!!! Nobody does “the holidays” like us Yanks, and I did my part to celebrate this evening. 4th of July the Emma way means lots of baking!
I poked a hole in my piping bag the last time I made cupcakes, so tonight I used a makeshift one using a Ziploc bag. Didn’t turn out as polished, but they still look tempting! The cream cheese frosting recipe comes from Australian Women’s Weekly.
If you want to make a batch yourself, check out Carrot Top Mom. (Though I would find your own cream cheese frosting recipe. Hers hasn’t work for me, and I’ve tried it 3 different times.)
Sadly there isn’t much white in my festive ensemble. I love this little red and navy shirt/dress. I got it at Target of all places. My red H&M tights and navy Keds pair really well with the dress as well. My watch is the pop of white to complete my patriotic get-up.
For my family, the 4th means spending the long weekend together up at our cabin. It’s on a small lake in Wisconsin. I’m sure my parents and sisters will spend the day barbecuing and water-skiing. I’m sad to miss out, but I’m happy to have indulged my need to acknowledge the day. And when it almost fell apart (I forgot to buy cream cheese), I had my best buddy around to go pick it up for me.