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USA Flag Cupcakes

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Ready to wow your guest this 4th of July? These USA flag cupcakes are just what you need as you turn your favorite box of cake mix into a patriotic masterpiece. 

USA Flag Cupcakes 

Regardless of the holiday, I love festive treats, so with the 4th of July quickly approaching I wanted to create a treat that would wow my guests, yet still simple to make! These USA Cupcakes are just that! They begin with your favorite cupcake recipe and then are decorated individually as an American Flag! 

Everyone will love these and you will be surprised how simple they are to make! 

USA flag cupcakes

Pair these with our 4th of July Patriotic Crack or our Patriotic no-bake cheesecake trifle for the perfect 4th of July dessert bar! 

USA flag cupcakes

How to Make USA Flag cupcakes

  • Bake cupcakes per recipe and cool completely 
  • Use the blue frosting to pipe star shapes in a square in the top left portion of the cupcake as shown 

  • Then alternate using the red and white frosting to pipe the stripes, beginning with red 

  • Place white sprinkle stars in the blue section 

USA flag cupcakes
  • Enjoy! 

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • While I love to use buttercream frosting, you can use any flavor of frosting that you love as long as it is white. 
  • To make these cupcakes it is easiest if you have three piping bags and 3 star tips that are all the same size. This allows you to alternate the frosting on each cupcake without swapping the tips or trying to leave gaps to fill in with the other colors. 
  • The more food coloring you use the brighter your red and blue will be. Gel food color typically makes more vibrant colors. 
  • In order to make your American Flag look awesome you may want to use a toothpick to etch your cupcake top. Make a box for where the blue will be and then make lines for the stripes for you to follow as a guide. 
  • When it comes to placing the stars you want to be very careful, your finger can easily smudge the blue. Try using tweezers to place each star. 
USA flag cupcakes

Storage

You will want to store these at room temperature. They will last up to 4 days. 

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the cupcakes ahead of time. 

In fact, if you want to make the actual cupcake weeks in advance you can just freeze them until you are ready to use them. Frost the day you plan to serve them. 

usa flag cupcakes

If you want to make them and frost them you can up to 24 hours in advance. Once frosted, use a cupcake stacker to keep fresh.

USA flag cupcakes

USA Flag Cupcakes

Ready to wow your guest this 4th of July? These USA flag cupcakes are just what you need as you turn your favorite box of cake mix into a patriotic masterpiece.

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix + additional ingredients per instructions OR your favorite recipe
  • Red, white, and blue buttercream frosting in separate piping bags each with a Wilton 18 Star tip
  • White star sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Bake cupcakes per recipe and cool completely 
  2. Use the blue frosting to pipe star shapes in a square in the top left portion of the cupcake as shown 
  3. Then alternate using the red and white frosting to pipe the stripes, beginning with red 
  4. Place white sprinkle stars in the blue section 
  5. Enjoy!

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