Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July cupcakes... with sparklers!

This weekend for the 4th of July, I decided to make red, white and blue cupcakes. I used the 4th of July funfetti cake mix and whipped up some buttercream. The icing was delicious, everyone was obsessed with it! I made red, white and blue frosting and piped it as three-tone! Oh, AND the boyf had got me these amazing star sparklers, so I lit them on top. I'm kind of obsessed with the pictures I got. I LOVE sparklers! 
2 sticks of butter, softened
2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of milk, if needed
food coloring

Beat butter in a medium bowl with mixer until creamy. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Mix in the milk if icing is too thick, and food coloring as desired. (I added more confectioner's sugar and milk to make the white look more white, it was a little brownish/yellow from the butter and vanilla). I mixed the red and blue separately then piped them together. 
LOVE them! :)


  1. I really like the darkest picture. It is pretty great!

  2. Where did he get the sparklers!