Cupcake Tuesday~Fourth of July Cupcakes

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


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.


  1. Thanks Liz for hosting! The Uncle Sam cupckae is adorable! {love him!} How cute for the kiddies! Hope you have a wonderful week! Stephanie Lynn
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  2. These are just darling!
    Amy @ Positively Splendid recently posted..Make your own pillow formsMy Profile

  3. I think these are fabulous and I love Uncle Sam – too cute!
    I linked this at Dixie Pieces.
    Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue recently posted..Meal List for JulyMy Profile

  4. Your patriotic cupcakes are so cute–those are great decorating ideas!
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  5. angie says:

    I love seeing your masterpieces each week something new and exciting very cool

  6. Susie's Homemade says:

    What a GREAT way to celebrate the 4th!

  7. Jamie says:

    Your Fourth of July is so festive. I love your clever ideas.
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  8. THOSE ARE TOO CUTE!!! I will be submitting again next week finally got my internet up and running after my move, I am off to check out everyone elses cupcakes this week!! :-)

  9. Val says:

    Thank you so much for hosting…I can’t wait to try your cupcakes ideas!!!
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  10. TidyMom says:

    These look GREAT Liz!!
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  11. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    How stinkin’ cute! I love the cupcake in the middle!

  12. I love the star candy melt cupcakes, they are so striking! wish I was attending a 4th July party at your house! if you want to enter my competition on my blog, head on over!
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  13. Amy says:

    So cute!! I hope you have a Happy Fourth!!! :)

  14. Lori says:

    How fun! My daughter will have a blast with these! :)
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  15. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you’ll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)
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  16. Cori says:

    TOOOOO cute!! Those cupcakes are awesome!!!
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  17. sydney says:

    so cute. i am loving the uncle sam hat/cone!

  18. Dorothy says:

    How cute are those! They look so fun :) I’m a big kid at heart and I just LOVE those cupcakes.

    Cupcake Tuesday–Seriously? You make cupcakes every week? Sooooo tempting to join up! My pants may never forgive you LOL
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  19. Betty says:

    These are all cute and so fitting for the fourth! It’s hard to choose just one, but I think my favorites are the red, white and blue ones with the candy melt stars. Thanks for sharing. :)
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  20. Love all the cupcakes! My kids would have so much fun making them. We’re traveling for the 4th though.

  21. Julie says:

    Wow – you did a fantastic job on these cupcakes. I loved the little flag ones.
    I really liked the way you used the fruit leather too – I got a dehydrator for Christmas this year, so definitely going to try this this year.
    best wishes, Julie.
    Julie recently posted..Free Printable 4th of July InvitationsMy Profile


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