4th of July Cupcakes!Posted: July 3, 2009
HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!!! I love the 4th of July and had a blast making these cupcakes!
Make cake mix as directed and divide batter into three bowls. Dye one bowl bright red and one blue. Keep the third white. Put a tablespoon of red in each cupcake liner. Now put a tbsp of white batter into each cupcake liners. Now put a tbsp of blue batter into each liner. Tap the cupcake pan on the counter to get rid of all bubbles the batter may have made. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 mins or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan 5 mins. Then completely cool on rack.
While cooling, make chocolate stars. I printed 6 stars on a piece of paper. I placed the printed stars on a cookie sheet and laid the wax paper over it. First I started with the red melts. Melt the Wilton melts in a microwave per directions on bag. Once you have the desired consistency, put into a Ziploc bag and cut off a small part of one of the corners. Carefully pipe the chocolate on the wax paper tracing and filling in the stars. Smooth out with a toothpick. Put in fridge for a couple minutes. Continue with the rest of the red and blue until you have enough for all your cupcakes. One of each color for each cupcakes.
Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Top with a red and blue star! ENJOY!