Braces-Friendly Recipe: (Last Minute) 4th of July Shortcake Cups


McFarland Orthodontics wants to wish you a happy Independence Day!

"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." -Harry S. Truman

All the way back in the year 1776 on July 4th, the United States was formed. Back then there were not 50 states, but thirteen colonies that claimed their independence from Great Britain. One of the country’s founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, drafted the Declaration of Independence and the rest is history.

We hope you are able to celebrate our nation's freedom with family, friends and loved ones. It’s important to celebrate your country’s Independence Day and recognize the significance of your culture and its history. That being said, if you are headed to a BBQ later today and need a last minute crowd-pleasing dessert to take over, look no further!

This recipe is beautiful and comes together quickly, because all you need to do is assemble a few ingredients. And it is TASTY!


Mini Patriotic Shortcake Cups


  • 4 cups angel food cake cut into cubes
  • 1 cup Strawberries chopped
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 2 cups Whipped cream (or Cool Whip)
  • mini plastic cups (see picture)
  • plastic spoons (we chose white spoons)


  1. Line bottom of plastic cups with cubed angel food cake
  2. Add a layer of chopped strawberries
  3. Add a layer of blueberries
  4. Add a generous dollop of whipped cream
  5. Garnish with sliced strawberry


A Hungry McFarland Orthodontics Staffer


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