These 4th of July cupcakes are sweetly patriotic! It’s hard to say whether it’s funner to frost or to eat these firework cupcakes!
How I made these patriotic treats
I usually work with fondant, but there are times when frosting is a better fit! I love my grass tip, so when the kids and I decided to make cupcakes for our treat of the week it seemed the perfect time to try out these cupcakes (I’d seen a picture of something like this YEARS ago and always wanted to try it!)
I baked these marbleized vanilla cupcakes and made red white and blue frosting (I made buttercream to get the right shade of white, and because cream cheese frosting is too soft for these strands)
We ended up with a few different combinations, and the kids really went to town for theirs!
So a fun treat that my kids loved! What patriotic items are you making these days?
Just take me to the cupcake Recipe already!
If you’d rather skip my tips and tricks for 4th of July cupcakes, along with links to 4th of July food and other holidays and get straight to these firework cupcakes – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE PERFECT CHEESECAKE WITH NO CRACKING
-By swapping out the vanilla, you can make any flavor
-Add small amounts of the color at a time for better marbliezation
-Only swirl once to prevent the colors from muddying up and turning your 4th of July food into a gross brown.
-Frost these cupcakes outside-in. For the first few I started in the center working my way out… it was a total fail!
-Squeeze from the base of your piping bag, not next to the tip.
-Then keep squeezing while you pull away and then STOP squeezing and pull off. If you keep squeezing you’ll get even longer strands that are to heavy and fall flat OR you’ll rip the strands off at the base and get short stubby grass!
-Go all the way around once and twice for a full stripe of color… (if you want to do more than one stripe in each color stick with just one row)
-OR do one of each color and fill in more rows, I kind of dig this one even more!
To make these cupcakes you’ll need
Red, White and Blue firework cupcakes
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If you love firework cupcakes you’ll love these other cupcake recipes!
Maple Bacon Cupcakes | Edible Bloody Glass Cupcakes | S’more Cupcakes
If you love 4th of July foods you’ll find these recipes perfect for a picnic!
Cheeseball | Spinach Salad | Jalapeno Dip
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4th of July cupcakes
- 2 1/3 C cake flour
- 1 ½ C sugar
- 2 1/3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 Tbsp butter softened
- 3 lrg eggs
- 1/2 C Greek yogurt or sour cream
- 6 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 1 C whole milk
- Preheat the oven to 350
- In a large bowl mix the cake flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt
- Add butter and beat to a fine crumb
- In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, yogurt, mayo and vanilla until smooth
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat until just combined
- Add milk and mix on low speed until just combined
- Divide the batter into 3 bowls – dye 1 red, 1 blue and keep 1 white
- Spoon into cupcake liners, alternating between colors, swirl with a toothpick if desired
- Bake 350 14- 18 mins
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Jonie @Just Between Friends
Love these, Ashlee! They remind me of a firework so I think they are the perfect patriotic treat!
Thanks!!! I was hoping they’d look all firework inspired!
Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com
These are wonderful! I’m glad you showed the “Fail” from starting in the center, or I’d have blown off the instructions and started there myself. Looking forward to making these for 4th of July. Oooh, and at Easter I bet they’d be cute with green grass frosting and a little speckled malted egg in the center!
your WELCOME! sometimes we learn as much if not more from our fails as we do from successes! It makes so much sense to start in the center, I actually did half a dozen that way before switching to the outside in way!
these are super cute. I have a feeling like my successes would be closer to your fail haha
HA! still worth trying, the nice thing about the grass tip is even mess ups are easy to fix! go for it!
kelley @ Miss Information
These are great and thanks for showing the fail so I don’t make the same mistake!
your so welcome! I totally did half a dozen entirely that way and was so unhappy with them and FINALLY decided to try from the outside in!
These are SO cute and look like something I could totally make. And I really am terrible at cupcake decorating!
HA! I’m sure you do just fine, a good frosting recipe and the right tips make all the difference!
I used cream cheese frosting and just colored it for the frosting.
Mmmmm tasty, I love cream cheese frosting!
Where do you get liquid egg whites?
at the grocery store in the refrigerated section with the other eggs, usually on the top shelf.
What piping tips did you use?
the grass tip https://amzn.to/2vN8wMB
Hi what size tip did you use? Im sure I wont get the reply in time bc its a holiday lol but Im about to wind this & had no clue about tips.
Love this & cant wait to try 😃
it’s just a normal grass tip https://amzn.to/2vN8wMB