There’s nothing more patriotic than the classic combination of red, white and blue. These cupcakes definitely qualify, with their red, white and blue batter and matching colorful frosting. The cupcakes are made by mixing up a batch of white cupcake batter and dying portions of it red and blue with gel paste coloring. Layering the batter by color, baking these treats and then piping on red, white and blue icing once they cool results in a very patriotic treat!
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Turning cupcakes in sparkling patriotic star decorations that liven up your table is pretty simple to do. All that you need are colorful printed straws, star shaped marshmallows, melted white chocolate and either glittery disco dust or mini sprinkles. The marshmallows are placed on the ends of the cut straws, dipped in the melted chocolate, and then, once the chocolate has hardened, brushed with corn syrup and dipped in the disco dust or sprinkles. Slide the straw into the center of your baked and frosted cupcakes before serving.
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Rocket pops – those classic summer treats from the ice cream man – inspired this recipe. Remember those? They had a red layer, a white layer and blue layer, each flavored with a different type of sherbet? Well, these cupcakes come close to the real thing, color wise anyway. The cupcakes are vanilla flavored and dyed blue. After they are baked, white buttercream frosting and then red buttercream are layer on. Top off with a few sprinkles and you will have a very close replica of the rocket pop in cupcake form!
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Simple buttermilk cupcakes become Fourth of July themed in a flash, thanks to the addition of homemade cream cheese icing, some red, white and blue sprinkles, and a single red or blue star shaped marshmallow. The cupcakes themselves are easy to make, and are a mix of buttermilk, lemon juice, vanilla, sugar, eggs, butter, cake flour and baking soda. Once they have baked and cooled, the fun begins as you apply the toppings before serving these treats!
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What an exciting way of honoring the flag of a country than with a cupcake and a flag on top representing it. Each patriotic cupcake is frosted with meringue butter cream, and decorated by pressing it into a small bowl of sprinkles and rolling it around until the surface is well covered. After that, simply arrange a party pick with a flag attached to the center of your patriotic cupcake. Children find them exciting to have for their birthday parties.
Source Martha Stewart
Blueberry filled Vanilla cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting are delicate, fruity, and wonderful for a light snack or a tempting dessert. The cake is a standard vanilla cupcake batter baked at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. The filling is easy as well; frozen blueberries thickened with sugar and cornstarch over heat. The blueberry filling is injected into the vanilla cupcake which is then topped with the tangy lemon buttercream. In not time, with little effort you have a super easy extra yummy afternoon treat.
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Blue and white cupcakes are a great dessert to serve at just about any occasion. From baby showers to Christmas parties, they fit the bill nicely. These lovely chocolate and vanilla cupcakes are decked out for a birthday party, complete with blue buttercream frosting, edible pearls and shimmering silver sprinkles and stars. Some have lucious white frosting, and are topped with an edible “happy birthday” topper, as well as blue gumballs. Now all you need is a party to serve them at!
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Simple vanilla cupcakes are taken up a notch, thanks to the addition of red and blue food coloring. To make these sweet treats as colorful as they are, take a standard vanilla cupcake batter and divide it into thirds. Color one section with blue food coloring, another with red, and leave the third one white. Simply swirl the batter together into the cupcake tins and voila! Patriotic goodies that are perfect for your next holiday barbecue.
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