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Fun Patriotic 4th of July Cupcakes Recipe

4th of July Cupcakes Recipe

4th of July Cupcakes

Red, white and blue! It’s time to feel pride for our beautiful nation and these Patriotic Cupcakes will surely do the trick!

I love how the buttercream came out on my cupcakes. The “marbled look” is so pretty and plus,
it’s totally fun to watch it come out of its piping bag. These Patriotic Cupcakes are very easy to
make so your kids will have a blast whipping them up with you.

My recipe is the perfect addition to any July 4th dessert table. Enjoy your festivities while your
guests get “wow’ed” by your sweet treats. Have fun making them! I know I did!

Patriotic Cupcake Ideas

Ingredients to Make these Patriotic Themed Cupcakes

12 of your favorite vanilla cupcakes (we baked ours in blue cupcake liners)

2 sticks butter, softened and divided

4 cups icing sugar, divided

Approx 4 tbsp milk, divided

¼ tsp blue gel food coloring

Red sprinkles

2-3 oz. white fondant

 

Yields: One dozen decorated cupcakes

4th of July Cupcake ingredients

Ensure your cupcakes are cool to the touch before decorating (or else your buttercream will melt/slide right off!)

 

In a large bowl, beat together 1 stick butter, 2 cups icing sugar, 2 tbsp milk with an electric mixer – starting on low and increasing the speed to high.

 

Buttercream is ready once ingredients are well-combined, smooth and form semi-stiff peaks. Set aside.

decorating ideas for 4th of july cupcakes

In another bowl, make another batch of buttercream with your remaining butter, icing sugar and milk. Add blue gel food coloring and mix with the electric mixer.

Frosting for patriotic cupcakes

Fold both buttercreams in a large bowl, taking care not to mix the colors but instead, create a marbled look.

 

Scoop buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton’s 1M tip attached. Frost each cupcake.

Decorating 4th of july themed cupcakes

Top frosted cupcakes with red sprinkles.

 

Separate your white fondant in 12 small spheres, about ½ an inch in size.

make stars for flag cupcakes

To make a fondant star, slightly flatten out one sphere and pinch 5 sections to create and shape the star.

making starts to top flag themed cupcakes

Place one fondant star on each cupcake. Serve and enjoy!

4th of July decorated cupcakes

 

Patriotic Cupcake Ideas

4th of July Cupcakes

Yield: 12 Cupcakes

Red, white and blue! It’s time to feel pride for our beautiful nation and these Patriotic Cupcakes will surely do the trick!

Ingredients

  • 12 of your favorite vanilla cupcakes (we baked ours in blue cupcake liners)
  • 2 sticks butter, softened and divided
  • 4 cups icing sugar, divided
  • Approx 4 tbsp milk, divided
  • ¼ tsp blue gel food coloring
  • Red sprinkles
  • 2-3 oz. white fondant

Instructions

  1. Ensure your cupcakes are cool to the touch before decorating (or else your buttercream will melt/slide right off!)
  2. In a large bowl, beat together 1 stick butter, 2 cups icing sugar, 2 tbsp milk with an electric mixer - starting on low and increasing the speed to high.
  3. Buttercream is ready once ingredients are well-combined, smooth and form semi-stiff peaks. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, make another batch of buttercream with your remaining butter, icing sugar and milk. Add blue gel food coloring and mix with the electric mixer.
  5. Fold both buttercreams in a large bowl, taking care not to mix the colors but instead, create a marbled look.
  6. Scoop buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton’s 1M tip attached. Frost each cupcake.
  7. Top frosted cupcakes with red sprinkles.
  8. Separate your white fondant in 12 small spheres, about ½ an inch in size.
  9. To make a fondant star, slightly flatten out one sphere and pinch 5 sections to create and shape the star.
  10. Place one fondant star on each cupcake. Serve and enjoy!

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