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Fourth Of July Cake Roll

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Fourth of July Cake Roll

Let the good times roll.

Is anyone else wondering how it is that the 4th of July is already less than 2 weeks away? I couldn’t hardly believe it when I looked at the calendar last week, and realized just how close it is. And how unprepared I am.

The truth is – this year is going to be a little different than years past. Our normal tradition is to go to the balloon festival early in the morning, followed by the parade. Then, that evening, we meet up with my family and watch a fireworks show where we sit so close that we are covered in ashes by the time we leave. (It really is amazing, and the best way to watch a fireworks show!!)

But this year, we’re not even sure if Easton will be well enough to be out in the crowds. Or if he’ll even have the energy. And half of my family will be out of town, so the fireworks show won’t be quite the same.

If you can’t tell, I like tradition. But even though things will be a little different this year, it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be any less fun or less exciting. Because I love the 4th of July, and as long as I’m with my little family, I know we are going to have a great time.

And cake. We are also going to have cake. I actually saw this 4th of July Cake Roll in a Food Network Magazine a year ago. I didn’t have a chance to make it last year, but I also knew I didn’t want to forget about it this year. So it has been sitting on a shelf next to my desk for the last year. I almost didn’t get to it this year (time has not been on my side lately) but I managed to make it last week. And I’m so glad I did, because how fun is this 4th of July Cake Roll? The colors weren’t as saturated as they were in the magazine, but I actually ended up loving the color because they ended up matching my sprinkles. 🙂

This 4th of July Cake Roll is the perfect patriotic dessert, and one that all of your guests or family will go crazy over. Friends, family, fireworks… and cake. That’s what it’s all about!