Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 4th cupcakes!

cupcake inside close
I really couldn't resist after seeing red, white and blue cupcakes here and here...and maybe somewhere else. The red, white and blue swirls of batter just looked too fun!

We had plans to meet our neighbors for the local 4th of July parade this morning, and I thought cupcakes seemed like a good way to start. It was only 9am, but hey, it's a holiday.
cupcake prep
My son helped me with the batter (although, I think he had more fun eating them than making them). Just make any yellow or white cupcake batter, divide into 3 bowls and tint one red and one blue. (Use gel paste food coloring, and it doesn't take much at all.) The recipe I used comes from this book....Cupcakes! by Eleanor Klivans (love this book!). The link to the recipe is here; it's delicious!

Drop the batter by the tablespoonful into the cupcake liners. Some we swirled with a toothpick and others we left as is. Both looked really neat on the inside.
cupcakes out
{I just loved the way these looked after inverting them out of the muffin tin!}

cupcakes
For the frosting, I did the same thing...tinted some of the frosting red and some blue. I put the blue and red frostings up the side of my icing bag and the white in the middle.
cupcakes inside
Hope you all are having a wonderful 4th of July! Get out there and see some fireworks!!!

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26 comments:

  1. Those look amazing! What a cute idea!

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  2. Hi,
    These are so cute! Makes me wish I was having a party to make them for.

    I am new to your blog... do you have a recipe for your icing? I am thinking about making a batch (or four) of these for back to school night.

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  3. these look so nice. these cupcakes are awesome!

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  4. Great job...the swirled icing is the cutest!

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  5. What a great idea! You are so festive. Happy 4th!!

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  6. wow! these look awesome! Happy 4th! i love your blog and read it loyally :O)

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  7. I've seen these all over the place, too! Yours came out very nice.

    Happy 4th!
    ~ingrid

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  8. So creative and cute!! I have to laugh as I made chocolate cupcakes today.. patriotic icing and all.. well, except for the sprinkles, those were a stretch. :)

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  9. Those are far out and groovy, man! :o)

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  10. These are delicious looking eats. What a great idea! We had beautiful fireworks in our area. Happy 4th!

    Jackie at PhamFatale.com

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  11. Yum! yes, cupcakes are great morning, noon and night. Hope y'all had a nice Fourth!

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  12. I love how bright the colors are! And I also love having cupcakes at 9am!

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  13. K...the icing I used was good, but I didn't love it, so that's why I didn't include the recipe. Try recipegirl.com. She has a recipe for "wedding cake buttercream" that I really want to try.

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  14. How great I love them!! Such a smart Idea!

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  15. Those look great; I love the swirled look!!

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  16. Cool!!!!! I was going to ask you to re-link this next year before the 4th... but then I just realized that we are having a slumber party this week for my July 3rd birthday girl. This will go perfect with our theme! I will have to try it out this week! Blessings!!

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  17. I made your vanilla almond sugar cookies this weekend. They were a big hit. I haven't tried the frosting yet though.
    tia

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  18. Sooo cute!I wish I had thought to make them!

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  19. Very cool!
    I love the way the cake looks.
    Hope you had a fun 4th!!

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  20. These are really very pretty looking cupcakes. Absolutely pleasing to the eye and I'm sure they taste equally delicious.

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  21. those turned out perfect! loved that you swirled the icing. I thought about doing that myself now I wished I had

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  22. I had this exact same idea, but I poured my batter in a straight line so there would be three layers; one of red, one of white and one of blue. You'll have to stop by and check them out http://alattewithotta.blogspot.com/2010/06/patriottic-cupcakes.html
    but yours are very cute and artistic.

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  23. I just made the cupcakes from Ott, A. Great job. The other link to the cupcakes is broken.

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