I know it’s still early, but do you guys have any 4th of July plans yet? Rob and I will be in the midst of moving and traveling, so we will probably have a low key Independence Day. Regardless of how we celebrate, I always make sure to bake something festive! Last year I made patriotic brownies and Rice Krispies treats, which were both a hit at the pool party we went to. In preparation for this summer’s festivities I gave these red, white and blue funfetti cupcakes a test run last week and they are definitely keepers! I used the easy homemade funfetti cupcakes recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction, but mixed in red, white and blue sprinkles. These moist, flavorful cupcakes were really easy to make and remind me of a firecracker! I baked them in festive paper cups, which I found at Michaels. The sophisticated pattern and cute scalloped edges make them perfect for a 4th of July party! They are slightly larger than regular cupcake liners, so the recipe will yield about 9 cupcakes instead of a dozen. Once the cupcakes cooled I topped them with a simple almond buttercream and more sprinkles. The cupcake toppers are from the dollar spot at Target—this is where I find a lot of my baking accessories, like the cake toppers on this cookies and cream cake. It might seem backwards, but a lot of my recipes are inspired by cute cake toppers, liners or other dessert décor. Luckily there are a lot of 4th of July goodies out right now to get my patriotic ideas flowing! Below are a few of my favorites, just click the image for more details.
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