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Fourth of July Cupcakes

Since it’s Cupcake Tuesday and I’m having a week long Fourth of July Celebration, I couldn’t let the day go by without some very special cupcakes.


I started with a plain white cake mix.


Divided the batter into 3 bowls. I just estimated it, although I had more white left over than red or blue. I think next time I will measure it into cups.


I tinted the batter red and blue with food coloring.


I found these cute cupcake liners at Walmart, they are made by Wilton.


I used a large tablespoon and started with the blue batter, then added white and finally red. Again, next time, I think I will use a smaller spoon or put a smaller amount of batter in. I ended up overflowing them a little, but when they baked up, they looked okay.


Then I frosted them with White Buttercream Frosting


But, I couldn’t just leave them plain. I added blue M&M’s and licorice to form an American Flag.


And here is the how special batter turned out

4th-of-july-cupcakes7How fun are these?

And I think the presentation with my flags turned out cute too!

4th-of-july-cupcakes13Now I just need a big white platter for them. I’ll have to keep my eye open at Goodwill for one.

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  1. SBShell says:

    Adorable as usual. I especially love the surprise of the dyed batter when ya bite in.

  2. Wow – those are adorable.
    I love the inside and how festive they look. Thanks for joining in ,and you’ll definitely find a big white plate. Just keep those eyes peeled at yard sales or Good will. Great idea. :)

  3. Sherry says:

    Those look like fun! I’m trying to figure out what to do for the 4th, so we might try these. :D

  4. Jodi says:

    These are so cute! I can’t wait to try themout with my boys. Thanks for sharing!

  5. These are so cute. What a clever idea.


  6. Elizabeth says:

    Those are darling! I bought some cute 4th of July cupcake papers and toppers, but I think I might try your idea too just to add something. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Jerri says:

    Those are so cute – the batter being layered like that sorta looks like flags flying in the wind.

  8. Lisa says:

    My daughters would love to make this! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!

  9. Brenda says:

    Those are really fun, what a great idea!

  10. Cole says:

    What an awesome idea! That is fantastic! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  11. How clever are you?!!??! Great idea. Thanks for linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  12. Lisa says:

    WOW!!! These are SUPER! I want to do this. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Sonshine says:

    These are cute! What a great idea!

  14. Okay, how cute are these! I love that they’re layered inside. My kids would have a blast making these with me.

  15. Kayla says:

    I love them!
    My schools colors are red white and blue so i am going to be using this idea for sections this weekend for my team!

  16. Jen says:

    I love these. My daughter loves to make cupcakes we will try making them.

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