4th of July Theme Cupcakes
Nothing makes patriotism cuter (or sweeter) than these cupcakes!
These were the cupcakes that brought my whole 4th of July family BBQ together and made my family (and myself) feel extra-special! We had a very casual day-long celebration by the pool. We made beef skewers, yogurt marinated chicken breast and hot dogs for the kids. Chips and dips and just eating and grazing all day long, as is the typical deal with the 4th of July! The 4th of July is also personally significant to me as my Grandpa was born on the 4th (supposedly by the skin of his teeth, had he been born one minute later it would have been the 5th). Celebrating this holiday, especially now since my Grandpa passed, is very important to me and I wanted to do something extra-special for my family this year!
I’ve already posted my strawberry cupcake recipe and my tutorial on American flag marshmallows, and this is the marriage of those two sweet treats!
These cupcakes were finished off with a lucky find at the “Lucky” market near my house when my
"The bombs bursted in air"--firework picks bring these cupcakes to life!
fiancee’s niece and I went out for a sugar run mid-cupcake baking! We saw these and immediately thought of fireworks bursting on top of our American flag marshmallows! They really made the cupcakes extra-special and had that “wow” effect when we brought them out at the end of the BBQ! They are called “Fireworks/Palm Tree Picks” and they are manufactured by “Progressus.” They were 6″ long but we cut them down to varying heights so they looked more like fireworks in the sky!
We also color-coordinated the cupcakes with red, blue and silver cupcake liners for even more 4th of July flair! My original concept for this dessert was just to have the marshmallows on top of the cupcakes (having them stuck on colored toothpicks was another idea I had but the marshmallow was too heavy for the pick to support) but I think the picks really make them SO much more special!
This cupcake decorating idea doesn’t need to be confined to just the 4th, use it for Memorial day, president’s day, heck, even Flag day–it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Ditch the picks for Memorial Day, President's Day or Flag Day!
What did you do to make your 4th of July party special? Please share!