Red White and Blue Cupcakes are perfect for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July! This easy tutorial will show you how to color cake batter and make the cutest candy star cupcake toppers perfect for any patriotic celebration.
The possibilities are endless for fun colored cupcakes. Check out these rainbow colored cupcakes. If you want to have easy colored rainbow frosting check out this easy trick using colored sanding sugar.
How to make red white and blue cupcakes
I used LorAnn Professional Liquid Food Coloring and a basic white cake mix.
Mix the cake following directions. Divide the batter into three bowls (about 1 1/2 cups each). Add red and blue food coloring. I added about 30 drops of blue and 40 drops of red.
Fill cupcake liners with batter. I layered red, white, and then blue batter. I added a touch of red batter on the top of some.
Bake according to directions on cake mix.
You will have gorgeous red white and blue cupcakes.
Make your red white and blue cupcakes extra special by topping them with a candy star and sprinkles.
Here is How to make candy star cupcake stoppers
Melt about 30 – 40 candy coating disks slowly in the microwave. The candy must be melted low and slow. This will help the candy coating release from the mold and remain shiny. Melt at 15-second intervals, stirring in between intervals.
Place melted candy coating in a zip-lock bag or pastry bag and snip off the bottom corner of the bag.
Fill a star chocolate mold with candy coating. Tap mold firmly several times on a flat surface to remove any air bubbles.
If you don’t have a mold you can draw a small star shape onto parchment paper using the bag filled with melted candy, Once the candy is completely cool and hard, gently remove from the paper and place on cupcakes.
TIP: If not using a mold, hand draw a page of stars or print a page of stars and place the sheet under a piece of waxed paper so you can see the printed stars and use them as a guide while you squeeze the candy into star shapes.
Allow candy coating to completely harden. It can be placed in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes or 5 minutes in the freezer to speed up the process. Turn the mold over and tap the mold firmly against a hard surface to release the candies. Candies should come out easily, if they don’t, place back into the freezer for a few minutes.
Frost cupcakes, add some sprinkles and the candy star cupcake toppers and you are ready to celebrate!
PATRIOTIC Party Ideas
Here are some fun ways we celebrate the 4th of July!
- Make your party festive by serving a red white and blue layered drink.
- Be sure to dress the part in red white and blue ponytail holders and a DIY flag shirt.
- Make your tables sparkle with a star Fourth of July centerpiece.
- Help guests keep hold of their napkin and cutlery with a red white and blue treat sack.
- Printable pinwheels are an easy way to dress up potted plants in your yard.
- The day wouldn’t be complete without a parade! Check out our Fourth of July Parade floats.
- Keep little hands busy with these cute Fourth of July Coloring pages. There is even one for Dog Lovers!