4th of July Cupcakes… If you're planning an Independence Day celebration, chances are you'll be firing up the grill and serving guests simple American fare, such as hamburgers and hot dogs. What better way to complement your main course than with grab-and-go patriotic cupcakes? This year, celebrate your independence from cumbersome desserts with these tasty and simple 4th of July cupcake ideas:
Star Cupcakes - Your dessert table is sure to sparkle when it's adorned with beautifully decorated star cupcakes. Below are some simple variations:
Use an icing bag to swirl the tops of each cupcake, then sprinkle generously with star confetti sprinkles.
Ice each cupcake with a smooth layer of frosting, and then top with a fondant star.
Add edible dimension to your cupcake creation by using star-shaped sugar cookies as cupcake toppers. To make, simply press a pinch of cookie dough onto the end of a wooden skewer and insert into the cookie before baking.
Red, White and Blue Cupcakes - Extend your décor's color scheme to your dessert table with patriotic cupcakes decked in red, white, and blue. Here are some spirited suggestions:
Make a flag cupcake cake by squeezing cupcakes together on a rectangular platter. Ice the cupcakes just as you would a sheet cake, using blue icing for the field of stars and alternating red and white icing for the flag's stripes.
Tint ready-to-roll fondant icing red and blue, then cut into stars and press onto the tops of smoothly iced cupcakes.
For patriotic cupcakes with a cool, refreshing flair, ice with whipped topping and layer with sliced, juicy strawberries and succulent blueberries.
You don't have to be a star pastry chef to whip up a batch of fantastic cupcakes. But with so many fun cupcake ideas to choose from, it's likely that you'll feel like one.