If you're looking for the perfect complement to hot dogs and hamburgers at this year's 4th of July picnic, cupcakes might just be the treat for you. The ever popular and increasingly trendy desserts are a delicious way to add some patriotic cheer to your table. Just remember, they won't last long! Below are some ideas for 4th of July cupcakes that are both festive and mouth-watering.
Red, White, and Blue Circle Cupcakes: All you need to make these fresh and fruity treats is one pint of blueberries, one pint of raspberries (or strawberries), and your usual cupcake ingredients. Bake the cupcakes in any style you wish and frost them with white icing. Then, decorate each tiny cake with a circle of blueberries and place one raspberry in the center.
Cupcake Flag Display: An alternative to the traditional flag cake, the Cupcake Flag Display is the perfect way to show off your spirit while also pleasing the youngsters at the party. Simply bake a batch of cupcakes in any style you please and place them in a rectangular cake pan. Paint the cupcakes in the top left with blue and white icing, making stars if possible. Ice the rest of the treats with stripes of red and white frosting and your cupcake flag is complete.
Firework Flag Cupcakes: Firework cupcakes are sure to shine. Using food coloring, dye 1/3 of your frosting blue and 1/3 red. Leave the remaining 1/3 white. To make the fireworks, use a piper with blue frosting and circle the rim of the cupcake. Using a piper with white frosting, make a ring inside the blue circle. Finish by piping the red frosting in the center of the cupcake. Add a Fourth of July party pick and your fireworks are ready to burst.
Star Cupcakes: This festive treat combines multiple desserts for double the fun. Using a star-shaped cookie cutter, make small cookies and sprinkle them with blue and red sugar. Place the cookies on top of white frosted cupcakes and your dessert is complete. Use 4th of July cupcake wrappers to make these treats even more patriotic!