Monday, June 28, 2010

4th of July Cupcakes

If you are looking for something fun to make for your back yard barbecue, but don't have tons of time; you've come to the right place.  These cupcakes are fast, fun, and delicious.  What more could you ask for?

Start by baking some cupcakes in your favorite flavor.  I made chocolate, of course.

Mix up frosting in red, white, and blue.  Now before you say, "hey, that's not red, it's pink!" let me tell you what happened.  I ran out of my no flavor red color.  I tried to make a convincing red with the colors I had.  I fell a bit short.  Don't make my mistake.  Make sure you have plenty of no flavor red before you start this project.

Place a 2D icing tip in your piping bag.  Then fill one third of your piping bag with the red icing.

Now fill another third with white icing.

Fill the last third of the piping bag with blue icing.  This is the most tricky part.  Just remember that it doesn't have to be perfect to work.  Just get it in there the best you can.

Now pipe a rosette on each cupcake.  Start on the outside edge of the cupcake and circle toward the middle.

There you have it...festive 4th of July cupcakes!  I'm sure your red will look better than mine.

Happy 4th of July!



  1. great tutorial! looks so yummy too!

  2. Or you can fill each bag separately with one color, then put all 3 bags into a new bag.

    1. Excellent idea! will stop the colours mixing towards the end after its been handled as well :)