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Cupcake Tuesday~Fourth of July Cupcakes

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Welcome to Cupcake Tuesday!   If you are new here, grab a cup of tea or a glass of milk and enjoy a cupcake!

We are celebrating the Fourth of July all week long! If you missed it, I shared my Fourth of July Mantle and yesterday, I started the Food for the Fourth series with Main Dishes.

And, well, of course…I just had to share some fun Fourth of July Cupcakes.

I wasn’t able to make a video for you this week, sorry, hang in there with me though…the post is a little long.

Uncle Sam Cupcakes:

You will need…

  • White or Yellow cupcakes
  • White Buttercream Frosting
  • Red & Blue Frosting
  • Red & Blue M&M’s or other candy for face
  • Flat bottom Ice Cream cones
  • Fruit by the Foot, I used Berry Blast (blue)

  1. Remove paper liner from cupcake and place upside down onto plate, frost with white frosting and put M&M’s on for face. It’s easier to put the M&M’s on when you first frost the cupcake, they stick better.
  2. Put Fruit leather around base of Ice Cream cone, and pipe on red stripes. I used a #3 Round tip. Place upside down onto cupcake.
  3. Pipe on beard using a #35 Star tip
  4. Add blue stars to the top and around the base of the cone (picture above)

Red, White and Blue Cupcakes:

You will need…

  • White cake batter with Wilton Royal Blue Coloring added
  • Red Velvet Cake batter
  • Marshmallow Frosting (recipe below)
  • Wilton candy melts, red, white and blue
  • Star candy mold
  • Festive sprinkles

To make the cupcakes, I started with a White Cake mix (adding ingredients to make it taste like it’s from scratch) and added Royal Blue coloring. I also made a Red Velvet Cake mix.

  • Place each of the cake batters in seperate Ziploc bags
  • For the Side-by-Side cupcakes, simply pipe the batter next to each other
  • For the Layered look, alternate batters
  • For the Marbled look, pipe one color into liner, then pipe 3 large dots on top, swirl in with a knife

Marshmallow Fluff Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 jar (7 1/2 oz) Marshmallow Fluff
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

In a medium bowl, cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add Marshmallow Fluff and vanilla and continue beating until well combined.

Candy Stars:

Melt Wilton candy melts (I’ve tried many different kinds and these are by far the best) Spoon melted candy into a plastic squeeze bottle (again, by far the easiest way) and squeeze melted candy into mold. Place in fridge for about 5 minutes until hard. Now, I have to admit…Nick, my 16 year old, made these stars…don’t you think he did an awesome job? In fact, his Stars turned out better than mine :-)

Flag and Topper Cupcakes:

You will need…

  • Blue candy (I used Sixlets, that I bought at Albanese Confectionery Store)
  • Licorice
  • Festive Sprinkles
  • Free Printables from Tweedle Dee Designs (she linked up to the Blog Party Fourth of July Party)

So, what do you think? Which is your favorite?

Now, it’s time to share your creations! Please be sure to link back to this post so your readers can enjoy all the entries and visit one or all of the participants.

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