Red, White & Blue Cupcakes

By Heather Williams June 20, 2017

Tie dye or multi-color cupcakes have become very popular, and with good reason - they are fun and fairly simple to make! We created some red, white and blue cupcakes that are perfect for the 4th of July!

You will need:
White cupcake mix, prepared as stated on the box
Food coloring, we used Americolor red and blue
Small bowls & spoons (for each color)
Cupcake wrappers
White icing/frosting - here is a recipe
Red, silver, blue sprinkles, optional
Red, white, blue candy, optional - we used rock candy and Twizzlers cut into pieces and separated

Piping Bags
Decorating Tips

1. Line cupcake pans with cupcake wrappers.
2. Prepare batter and divide evenly into 3 small bowls.
3. Put a few drops of blue food coloring in one bowl of batter and a few drops of red into another bowl of batter and mix well.

4. Spoon batter into cupcake liners, equal parts red, white and blue.

5. Bake as directed on box and set aside to cool.

6. Once cupcakes are cool, use white icing and sprinkles/candy to decorate them.

Hope these tasty, red, white and blue cupcakes bring a smile to your kiddos' faces on the 4th of July, or really ANY DAY is perfect for a cupcake! Happy eating and have a great holiday!