4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! Next to Christmas, you will probably find more 4th of July treats and crafts than other holidays. Parades…Cookouts…Fun food…Fireworks…and oh yes…Cupcakes! Sparkler Cupcakes to be exact!

You won't believe how easy and fun these 4th of July Cupcakes are to make! The kids will have a blast helping too!

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4th of July Cupcakes

Starting with the batter, I mixed up a box of Duncan Hines Classic White and added the ingredients I always do to make them taste more like they are made from scratch, then in went a couple handfuls of sprinkles…red, white and blue of course. While they were baking, I got to work on the Sparklers.

Sparklers made from Candy Melts

Candy Sparkler Supplies:

  • Wilton candy melts – red, white and blue
  • Candy coloring to make the blue darker – this is not gel coloring, it’s special coloring for candy, I found mine at Hobby Lobby
  • Decorator bag fitted with a #4 Tip
  • Wax paper or parchment paper

Instructions:

  1. Working with 1 color at a time, melt a small amount of candy melts in the microwave {I melted about 15 wafers} for about 30 seconds, stir until completely melted
  2. Fit a Decorator Bag with a #4 Tip and fill with melted candy
  3. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper
  4. Pipe on zigzags and squiggly pieces {make them long, it’s easier to break them the size you need}

4th of July Cupcakes

Now let’s talk about the cupcake liners a bit, since using some similar to this on the Mother’s Day Cupcakes, I had lots of questions. I bought these at Pick Your Plum, it’s a daily deal crafting site. They have fun supplies, but they are only available for a day. Wilton sells some similar on Amazon.

The cupcake liners are actually called nut cups, and typically used to serve nuts and mints. They are thicker than the normal cupcake liner, and don’t tear off as easily, but bake up just fine.

4th of July Sparkler Cupcakes

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Sparkler Cupcakes for 4th of July

Fun cupcakes to celebrate Fourth of July. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com. Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines Classic White
  • 1 cup buttermilk {splash of vinegar in a measuring cup and fill with milk, let set a couple minutes}
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Sprinkles – red, white & blue Jimmies, a couple handfuls
  • Frosting or Decorator Icing
  • Sprinkles for top

Sparklers

  • Wilton candy melts – red, white and blue
  • Candy coloring to make the blue darker – this is not gel coloring, it’s special coloring for candy, I found mine at Hobby Lobby
  • Decorator bag fitted with a #4 Tip
  • Wax paper or parchment paper

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. In a large bowl, mix cake and fold in sprinkles, divide into cupcake liners and bake about 15 minutes

Frosting

  1. Fit a Decorator Bag with a #1M tip {or tip of your choice}
  2. Pipe on frosting and add sprinkles

Sparklers

  1. Working with 1 color at a time, melt a small amount of candy melts in the microwave {I melted about 15 wafers} for about 30 seconds, stir until completely melted
  2. Fit a Decorator Bag with a #4 Tip and fill with melted candy
  3. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper
  4. Pipe on zigzags and squiggly pieces {make them long, it’s easier to break them the size you need}

Notes

You can use any cupcake liners you want. The paper cups are fun though.br]You can find them [here.

Quick Reference

 

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