Hi there! I hope you are all having an awesome 4th of July weekend- I know I am! I know today’s post is super late, and I apologize. But, I had work then, of course, BBQing festivities! Ah how I love summer. But, let me tell you that what you are about to see will be worth the wait. Here we go. Take a deep breath. Get ready to feel patriotic and ravenously hungry.
Let me tell you- between yesterday and today, I have made some serious USA delicacies. Number one: these super-cute, flower-inspired red white and blue cupcakes. I made these little treats to sell at my work! Yep, you heard that right- Laura’s first cupcake sale! WOO! I’m just a little excited. I made red velvet cupcakes with, of course, my go-to buttercream frosting. My boss really liked the design of the Flower-Power cupcakes, so I decided to go for the same effect, only with red, white and blue! I love how vibrant the colors look.
I told you guys my experimentation would be useful!! Red, white and blue cake balls. I’m a little bit in love. And a lot proud. I adore the way these came out!! I am going to a 4th of July get together tomorrow, and I decided these would be the perfect treat (along with the third and final goodies) to bring! Tiny, cute and delicious. What more could you ask for?
Oh, who am I kidding? You can’t be modest when you make things like these. Come on. I know you agree and will disregard my high regard for my own baking. But come on. When you make these, you will be equally as obsessed with how cute they are, I just know it.
Now that’s more like it! I love how these turned out. I kept seeing tie-dye cupcakes all over the internet, so I decided to give it a go. It was actually super easy! I made a vanilla cake mix then divided it up into three bowls. One I kept white, the other two I dyed red and blue. Then, you simply spoon the batter into your cupcake tins…
I hope these little treats have inspired you to get baking! Whether you’re going to a barbecue or just hanging at home this 4th of July, try out one of these recipes and you’ll surely be seeing fireworks! Happy 4th everyone!