4th of July Cupcakes

We are fairly new to blogging and we have had a little trouble planning our posts in time for holidays. It was about 2 days before Valentine’ s Day that we decided to make red velvet cupcakes in honor of the holiday. We got a little better for St. Patrick’s Day. Planning nearly a whole week in advance. I don’t know what happened for Easter, but we found ourselves making Cadbury Egg cupcakes the Friday before Easter. We have made a lot of progress since then and we were ready for the 4th of July more than a week ahead of time. How good are we? Not only did we make these cupcakes in honor of the holiday but we made something else too. You will just have to check back tomorrow to see what kind of dessert we made with hamburgers. Intrigued? You should be.

We racked our brains and finally decided to make firework cupcakes with red, white and blue frosting. We used a recipe for funfetti cupcakes from How Sweet It Is. Instead of using ball sprinkles though, we used bar sprinkles. I don’t know if there is a more technical name for these sprinkles but you know what I’m talking about, right? I am no expert on sprinkles. And of course we made our fourth of July cupcakes mini. To make these cupcakes extra festive we made tri-color frosting. If you’re making these for another occasion feel free to use any color frosting you’d like. I think it’s a pretty cool technique. We don’t just make pretty food though. These cupcakes tasted just as good as they looked.

Here is what you'll need

Cream the butter and sugar

Add the eggs

Add the vanilla

Combine the dry ingredients

Add half of the dry ingredients to the mixer

Add the milk, then the rest of the dry ingredients

Mix completely and add the sprinkles

Fold them in evenly

Fill cups about 2/3 full and bake for 13 minutes

Meanwhile start the frosting by creaming the butter

Add the confectioner's sugar

And the vanilla

The cupcakes are ready, take them out to cool. We're almost there now.

Divide the frosting into 3 bowls and add your food coloring

Wrap the frosting in plastic wrap making sure plastic divides the colors

Pipe the cupcakes

Happy 4th of July!


  1. says

    Oh, so that is how you get the frosting so swirly and pretty. Thank you for showing the bag with the mixed colors in it. Seems so logical…now. Saw these on TS and thought they were adorable.

    • says

      We had a little dificulty getting the frosting to come out with all three colors at first, but once we got going it was easy. I really like the 3 color look too.

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