4th of July Fireworks Cupcakes

June 29, 2015

Add a little “spark” to your 4th of July gathering with these easy 4th of July Fireworks cupcakes!
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4th of July Fireworks Cupcakes

Fireworks are one of my favorite things about the 4th of July.  They give us quite a show as their spectacular colors burst into the night sky.  Since the 4th of July is this weekend, I decided to celebrate early by making 4th of July “Fireworks” cupcakes.  Everyone loves a good cupcake!  I love that these cute, little cakes can be customized for just about every occasion!
Vanilla cupcakes can easily be dressed up for the 4th of July using blue frosting and red, white, and blue cupcake liners.  Two-color foil picks create firework bursts on top.  Then, to create the perfect display, I used 4th of July paper trays to hold all my patriotic cupcakes.
4th of July Fireworks Cupcakes
4th of July Fireworks Cupcakes


  • Big Top cupcake liners
  • Two-color foil picks
  • Vanilla cupcake mix
  • Blue frosting
  • Patriotic trays


  1. Line two muffin pans with Big Top cupcake liners. Use only the red and white striped and blue and white striped liners. Double up on the liners so the colors really pop!
  2. Bake cupcakes according to your cake mix package. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  3. Frost your cupcakes with blue frosting or tint white frosting with blue food coloring.
  4. Trim your two-color foil picks to fit into your cupcakes. Then, push a foil pick into each cupcake.
  5. Serve these 4th of July Fireworks cupcakes on a patriotic tray.
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4th of July Fireworks Cupcakes

You can find all of the 4th of July supplies you need to make these cupcakes at Oriental Trading.  All of their patriotic items are 50% off right now.
Big Top Cupcake Liners
Two-Color Foil Picks
Patriotic Trays
4th of July Fireworks Cupcakes

What’s your favorite kind of cupcake?


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