4th of July “Snow Cone” Cupcakes

First of all, how is it almost the 4th of July already? How can that be? Plus, can we just talk about how awful it is for the 4th to be on a Wednesday this year? I just couldn’t deal with that so I took the 3rd of July off too! I am looking forward to a quick mid-week break with some pool time and grilling.

For me, the 4th of July really epitomizes summer. Festivals, parades, grilling, water balloon tosses, fireworks; these are the things that I love most about summer. And cupcakes. You can’t have a 4th of July celebration without red, white, and blue cupcakes. Last year we did funfetti cake with tri-colored frosting. This year, we really stepped it up! I would love to take all the credit for these adorable cupcakes but I cannot! I don’t know how she comes up with these ideas, but Bakerella is pretty amazing!

When I first saw these I knew we had to make them. I sent the link to Kelly and she was not as enthusiastic as I was. I brought them up again, because I really loved them. Well, I guess Bakerella really did a good job of making these cupcakes look like snow cones, because Kelly did not even realize they were cupcakes. Hence the lack of enthusiasm. Once she realized though, she was on board.

This was one of those recipes where I really doubt my skills. This seemed like kind of a difficult one. First, piping three different colored cake batters into the liners. Then, frosting 3 different colors and using 3 different sanding sugars to create the ice effect. Kind of daunting. We knew this would either be a huge fail or a huge success. Luckily for us, it was a success. We worried for nothing. It was not nearly as hard as we expected. They turned out absolutely adorable! Seriously, if we can do it, you certainly can too!

Below are our step-by-step instructions.

Here is How to Make “snow Cone” Cupcakes

1. Mix together the flour, sugar, and baking soda.

2. Add the butter.

3. Mix together the milk, egg whites, and vanilla.

4. Slowly add the milk mixture to the flour.

5. Divide the batter into 3 bowls. Add blue food coloring to one, red to another, and leave the third white.

6. Put each color into a pastry bag and tape the bags together.

7. Pipe the batter into the muffin cups.

8. While the cupcakes are cooking combine the ingredients for the frosting.

9.Divide the frosting into 3 bowls, just like the cake batter. Begin frosting the cupcakes one color at a time.

Happy 4th of July!