Make these sprinkles will fly Patriotic Cupcakes for a spectacular 4th of July dessert! These scrumptious cupcakes are moist, sugary, eye-popping, and beautiful!
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 were 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 the star of the show, so using plain background paper and a simple plate is enough to show off these festive cupcakes.
Sprinkles will Fly 4th of July Cupcakes
melted and tempered white chocolate or melted white confectionery coating/candy melts*
red sprinkles (jimmies)
blue sprinkles (jimmies)
Bella Cupcake Couture cupcake wrappers (Olivia, Red design)
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 a 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 a small round pastry tip (#3-#6.)
- Pipe out swirls, like those pictured above.
- Immediately pour some red and blue sprinkles over the 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 the 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 on the day of the party, add them to the tops of your frosted cupcakes.
If you're looking for other 4th of July Recipes, click the link and explore all my other Independence Day-inspired food.
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I love those flying sprinkles toppers. Brilliant!
I love the Olivia. I would mix the red and white & the navy swirl
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.
The Olivia Swirl wrappers in navy are very cute too. Love your challenge design!
Michelle | Creative Food
Your sprinkles are flying!! Love it! It matches your wrapper perfectly too 🙂
Wow Beth - your cupcake is sparkling with cuteness! I love how you carried out the theme of the wrapper right onto the cupcake!
Beth you really captured "Flying Sprinkles"!
Such a fun festive cupcake!
I love the Patriotic Stars and Stripes wrappers.
you did indeed succeed!! love these beth!
Very clever and patriotic!
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.
Great minds think alike!
Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!
Dawn - Not Just A Mommy
Those are so clever! I love working with candy melts, but I never thought to make them into toppers!
I love the Olivia Swirl in Navy Blue!
Those are the cutest cupcake toppers! I love how they are flying over the cupcakes!!!
Oh, I'm so glad it looks like they are flying!!! Thanks, Jocelyn.
Debra Ann Elliott
Too cute! I love them all!
Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com
Theses are so fun Beth...love them!!
Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie
Beautiful! I love that you matched the swirl design - so easy too! 🙂
Thanks, Jennifer. I found it was super easy to duplicate the swirl pattern and was happy with how they turned out.
Betsy Eves @JavaCupcake
Oh my gosh! Your fireworks look like the wrappers! So super cute!!!!
It was so easy to replicate the pattern on the wrapper. I love the design. Thanks for including me in your party.
Awesome cupcakes! I love the fireworks, great use of the sprinkles.