Red, white & blue sparkler cupcakes

Red, white and blue sparkler cupcakes!

Being a food blogger can be very strange. You'll do things before the holidays so you can make them available to your readers in time to prepare them for the upcoming holiday. This leads to Thanksgiving side dishes in October and Christmas cookies in November.

Red, white and blue sparkler cupcakes!

Or, like last week, they're chasing sparklers in June. And then light the sparklers in your house – all for a photo – and pray that the fire alarm does not go out and wake up the babies napping upstairs.

Now that I've made it, I'm in love with sparklers in cupcakes! Do not you want one for every holiday, birthday, celebration or every Monday?

Red, white and blue sparkler cupcakes!

Below I have linked my favorite cupcake recipe for the vanilla cupcake base. Then I shared the recipe for my favorite vanilla frosting recipe. It contains truncates that I know some of you do not like, but it gives the icing the best texture and makes it taste like icing in many bakeries.

It's still more butter than shortening … and even my friend, who hates shortening, said, "Damn, that's amazing frosting!". However, if you still do not trust me, you can replace all the butter. 😉

Red, white and blue sparkler cupcakes!

Finally, fill the cupcakes with a strawberry and make your way to your party! When you're ready to serve these babies, put in a sparkler and light them! (Sparkler Note – Use those that are not wrapped in paper – they work best.)

Happy Fourth of July from my family to you! I hope you all have a great holiday and enjoy the fireworks! We'll be home … and pray for the fireworks they're hosting at a big party in our clubhouse (like … less than a quarter mile away). Do not wake the babies. Pooh.

Make sure and scroll down to the rest of our July 4th menu of recipes!

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Red, white & blue sparkler cupcakes

Print recipeIngredients:

  • Vanilla cupcakes – dyed blue (I used 1 tablespoon of blue food coloring).
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Shortening with ½ cup butter flavor
  • 6 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 24 strawberries
  • 24 sparklers

directions:

Bake your favorite vanilla cupcakes (dyed blue!) And let them cool. I linked to the recipe I used above.

For vanilla frosting:

Stir butter cream and fat in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in salt and vanilla.

Add powdered sugar and whisk at low speed until everything is smooth.

Pipe on cupcakes with your favorite tip. Top with a strawberry.

Serve with a sparkler (in a well-ventilated area)!

Check out our family menu for the fourth of July:

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Pulled pork

The BEST Baked Beans

Spicy mango coleslaw

Stove mac and cheese