Sprinkles will Fly Patriotic Cupcakes for the 4th of July

Challenge given to me by my “Sprinkles will Fly” blog party hosts ~
Decorate a 4th of July cupcake to coordinate with a red, Olivia Cupcake Couture Wrapper

Challenge given to myself ~
Make sprinkles look like they are flying over cupcake.
What do you think? 
Did I succeed?
It’s always such an honor to be asked to participate in a blog party along with incredibly talented bloggers, and I love taking on whatever challenge is thrown my way. So, when, Carrie from Bella Cupcake Couture and Betsy from Java Cupcake invited me to join in the fun, I jumped at the chance. 

To make my cupcake design coordinate with my cupcake wrappers and the blog party theme, I chose my favorite decorating medium, chocolate. In this case, I used white chocolate to pipe swirly cupcake toppers which where sprinkled with red and blue jimmies to give the illusion of flying sprinkles. These toppers are super easy to create and will add a touch of whimsy to your Fourth of July festivities. 

To display my cupcakes, I created a simple display using a plate that just happened to match my cupcake wrapper. I’ll admit, aside from my elaborate Halloween displays, I don’t go overboard when creating a place to serve my treats. I just grab whatever I can find in my cupboards, and work with it.

The food should be star of the show, so using a plain background paper and a simple plate, is enough to show off these festive cupcakes.

Sprinkles will Fly 4th of July Cupcakes 

You’ll Need:

melted and tempered white chocolate or melted white confectionery coating/candy melts*
baked cupcakes
white frosting
Squeezeit Mold painter, disposable pastry bag or zip top bag with small round pastry tip (#3-#6)
parchment paper lined baking sheet
pastry bag fitted with large round pastry tip, 2A
*for detailed instructions regarding melting chocolates, read my Chocolate Making Tips page
Pour melted and tempered white chocolate or melted white confectionery coating/candy melts into the Squeezeit Mold painter, disposable pastry bag or zip top bag fitted with small round pastry tip (#3-#6.)
Pipe out swirls, like those pictured above. Immediately pour some red and blue sprinkles over top of the white chocolate swirls. Repeat, creating more than enough swirls to top your cupcakes. Believe me, some will break as you are working with them.

Refrigerate for a few minutes, just long enough for the white chocolate to set. 

Wrap your cupcake wrappers around the cupcakes. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Sprinkle red and blue jimmies over frosting. Place one sprinkle covered swirl in the center of each cupcake. 
You can make the cupcake toppers up to a month before your party, then the day of the party, add them to the tops of your frosted cupcakes.

As I mentioned, this post is part of a blog party and giveaway. The amazing bloggers listed below all participated and created unique 4th of July cupcakes. Be sure to stop by and check out their creations.

A Pumpkin & A Princess
An American Cupcake in London
Bella Cupcake Couture
Chronicles of a Foodie
Creative Food
Cupcakes Take the Cake
Diary of a Mad Hausfrau
Healthful Pursuit
Hoosier Homemade
Hungry Happenings
In Katrina’s Kitchen
Inside BruCrew Life
Java Cupcake
Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Love From the Oven
Make Bake Celebrate
Not Just a Mommy
Not Your Mommas Cookie
Pint Sized Baker
Sugar Swings! Serve Some
The Baking Cup
Cupcake Project
The Decorated Cookie

Now onto the best part of this post, the giveaway. Are you ready for this? You could be the lucky recipient of this cupcake prize pack. All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Good luck!

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  1. says

    Girl, it seems like we are always on the same track! These candy melt toppers were my original plan then I changed my mind at the last minute. You did a FANTASTIC job on them, they are great! Can't wait to try them out sometime.

  2. says

    You did achieve your goal with the flying sprinkles! And you are right – the plain background really makes your cupcakes stand out! My favorite cupcake wrapper is the dark blue one – I think it would balance any toppings that are red and white – the easiest colors to work with.

  3. Anonymous says

    I like the Stars and Stripes one!!! Beth, your work should be considered art and displayed in museums!!! <3

    • says

      Having a museum display would be cool. My mom's art has actually been on the Smithsonian's Christmas tree and on display on the White House Christmas tree too. I doubt I'll ever be able to say the same for me!

    • says

      It was fun trying to create a cupcake that matched the beautiful design on the cupcake wrapper. I got lucky that I had a plate that also matched perfectly. Thanks for including me in the party!

  4. Melissa_in_NJ says

    Once again you are "wow"-ing me. Love, love, love this. Very simple, and easy! Reminds me of the spooky trees I make for my Halloween cupcakes. Awesome idea, will be making this! Thank you!!

  5. says

    I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board. Have a great weekend!

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