Holiday

Red White & Blue Cupcakes!

 

Some people like to celebrate the 4th of July with barbecues and fireworks….I say,

 Red White and Blue Cupcakes at TidyMom.net

“Let’s celebrate with cupcakes!!”

If you are looking for an impressive treat for your 4th of July celebration, look no further. These Patriotic Cupcakes are too cute, a box cake mix makes it easy and they are sure to be a hit with the kids. Disclaimer – yes, I’ve heard all the “evil” about food coloring in food…..if this bother’s you, please just close this post.

I’ve seen these cupcakes around the web for a while, like here and here and I’ve been looking forward to trying them myself! I will to say that I was thrilled with the results! They turned out even cuter than I had hoped for.

Here’s what you do:

 

Mix up a batch of white cake batter, using The Perfect Cupcakes (using a mix)

Divide your white cake mix into 3 bowls.

 

Add red gel coloring to one, and blue to another.

I highly recommend using the gel-paste food coloring. The color is concentrated, so it does not require a lot to achieve the hue you’re going for. The liquid food coloring from the grocery store will “water down” your batter.

Spoon a little of each color into your cupcake liners, filling about 1/2 full.

Bake at 350° for 20 mins. and let cool.

Red White and Blue Cupcake Tutorial at TidyMom.net

Next I made a batch of Glory’s Frosting

Vanilla Cream Frosting

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 to 4 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. *Place butter in a large mixing bowl and blend slightly. Add cream cheese and blend until combined, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add vanilla and sugar and blend on low until combined. Increase to medium speed and beat until it begins to get fluffy. (*I used clear vanilla to keep my frosting nice and white)
  3. Slowly add the cream a little at a time until desired consistency is met. (Don’t add too much if you want the frosting to stay in place when piped on cupcakes.)
  4. I added some bright white gel coloring at this point to make my frosting nice and white.
  5. Beat until fluffy, about 1 minute.
  6. Pipe onto cupcakes!
http://tidymom.net/2010/red-white-blue-cupcakes/

 

To make my icing multi colored, I tried something new this time.

 

I bought the Wilton Holiday Gels in red and blue and lined the inside of my pastry/decorating bag with 2 stripes of each.

Red White and Blue Cupcakes

I then filled the bag with my white frosting and piped my cupcakes using my Wilton 1M tip.

Red White and Blue Cupcakes

 

I did add some fun patriotic sprinkles to some, that I found in the Dollar Spot at Target a while back, and topped all of them with these little red pin-wheel toppers I picked up at WalMart.

 Red White and Blue Cupcakes at TidyMom.net

See how fun they look when you bite in!

Red White and Blue Cupcakes

I’m going to make these again this weekend as our family all gather’s at our family log home.

 

While we celebrate with yummy food, I cannot help but think about the life of freedom we have today that is due to all of the people who gave (and are still giving) the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect our country. I appreciate their dedication and sacrifices from the bottom of my heart. It is because of them and their families that we can fly our flags high and be thankful that we live in the U.S.A.

 

Click here to find more Red White and Blue ideas for 4th of July.

 

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

142 comments

  1. OMG!!!!
    AMAZING!!!
    SPECTACULAR!!!!
    Say those 3 words…1000 times each!
    Then you will know how impressed I am with these RED…
    WHITe…
    and freakin' BLUE….Cupcakes!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OMG!!!
    xo

  2. OMG!!!!
    AMAZING!!!
    SPECTACULAR!!!!
    Say those 3 words…1000 times each!
    Then you will know how impressed I am with these RED…
    WHITe…
    and freakin' BLUE….Cupcakes!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OMG!!!
    xo

  3. these cupcakes look adorable, they are such a treat to the eyes as well as the taste buds, the just make you want to pick them up and gobble them down

  4. these cupcakes look adorable, they are such a treat to the eyes as well as the taste buds, the just make you want to pick them up and gobble them down

  5. Those are CUTE. Looks like a family project to me. And the frosting? My kind of frosting! I love cream cheese in frosting!

  6. Those are CUTE. Looks like a family project to me. And the frosting? My kind of frosting! I love cream cheese in frosting!

  7. Those are absolutely adorable! Fun and festive! Might have to get my kids in on making some! 😀

  8. Those are absolutely adorable! Fun and festive! Might have to get my kids in on making some! 😀

  9. Nice job and so fun! I've been looking around blog land for insperation for cupcakes for the 4th of July. Thanks for sharing how you made these!

    Amber

  10. Nice job and so fun! I've been looking around blog land for insperation for cupcakes for the 4th of July. Thanks for sharing how you made these!

    Amber

  11. WHAT!? These are amazing! I've never seen your frosting technique before and I have to try it immediately! Also, I've never considered using a second cupcake paper to add more color and decoration. You've got some great ideas and I'm so glad I stopped by to explore them!

  12. WHAT!? These are amazing! I've never seen your frosting technique before and I have to try it immediately! Also, I've never considered using a second cupcake paper to add more color and decoration. You've got some great ideas and I'm so glad I stopped by to explore them!

  13. Who cares about the food coloring???? These are "the best" 4th of July cupcakes ever!!! I want to make them but I just don't have the patience! UGH!!!

  14. Who cares about the food coloring???? These are "the best" 4th of July cupcakes ever!!! I want to make them but I just don't have the patience! UGH!!!

  15. These 4th of July cupcakes are so cute! I love how vivid the colors are. And the little pinwheel topper? Adorable!!

  16. These 4th of July cupcakes are so cute! I love how vivid the colors are. And the little pinwheel topper? Adorable!!

  17. These are so beautiful – what a great idea for 4th of July!!

  18. These are so beautiful – what a great idea for 4th of July!!

  19. Great post-super cute & clever! Thanks so much for this post!

  20. Great post-super cute & clever! Thanks so much for this post!

  21. Thanks so much for linkin up with tasty tuesdays. Goes perfectly with mine for this week too. I love themed foods. Link up again any time. I'd love it.

  22. Thanks so much for linkin up with tasty tuesdays. Goes perfectly with mine for this week too. I love themed foods. Link up again any time. I'd love it.

  23. I love these – they are gorgeous!!

  24. I love these – they are gorgeous!!

  25. Very fun!!

  26. Very fun!!

  27. Those are the cutest cupcakes I've ever seen! Now I have to go see if my Wal-mart has those little pinwheels.

  28. Those are the cutest cupcakes I've ever seen! Now I have to go see if my Wal-mart has those little pinwheels.

  29. Who doesn't love a good cupcake? I love a any kind of cupcake. So cute and patriotic, too. Thanks for sharing! Look SO good!

  30. Who doesn't love a good cupcake? I love a any kind of cupcake. So cute and patriotic, too. Thanks for sharing! Look SO good!

  31. Loving these! Thanks for sharing! Thanks also for entering your self portrait! It looks so professional, I thought it was a model…gorgeous! Now…need to go and whip up some cupcakes!

  32. Loving these! Thanks for sharing! Thanks also for entering your self portrait! It looks so professional, I thought it was a model…gorgeous! Now…need to go and whip up some cupcakes!

  33. Nice! Cupcakes are great, but R,W & B cupcakes are fantastic! Great job!

  34. Nice! Cupcakes are great, but R,W & B cupcakes are fantastic! Great job!

  35. Love those, they look so cool and yummy! Visiting you from Tasty Tuesdays!

  36. Love those, they look so cool and yummy! Visiting you from Tasty Tuesdays!

  37. How cute!! Making these for our baseball team for the 4th!

  38. How cute!! Making these for our baseball team for the 4th!

  39. Officially awesome! I know it's not rocket science, but your creativity really put these over the edge. I love what you did with the frosting, and I'm going to have to bookmark those recipes. – http://www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

  40. Officially awesome! I know it's not rocket science, but your creativity really put these over the edge. I love what you did with the frosting, and I'm going to have to bookmark those recipes. – http://www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

  41. these look delicous, I am linking them up on my blog… yum!

  42. these look delicous, I am linking them up on my blog… yum!

  43. YAY! I'm so excited you remembered to link up to Cupcake Tuesday! Thanks much!
    ~Liz

  44. YAY! I'm so excited you remembered to link up to Cupcake Tuesday! Thanks much!
    ~Liz

  45. Your cupcakes look great, I'm sure everyone will love them! The pinwheels are just too cute!

  46. Your cupcakes look great, I'm sure everyone will love them! The pinwheels are just too cute!

  47. The cupcakes look amazing! Can't wait to treat my family and friends with this! U Rock!

  48. The cupcakes look amazing! Can't wait to treat my family and friends with this! U Rock!

  49. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you will stop by for a bbq on a white tablecloth. 🙂

  50. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you will stop by for a bbq on a white tablecloth. 🙂

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