This easy technique is a quick and festive way to make patriotic cupcakes for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day.
Every year the summer brings Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day celebrations. Typically that means several parties or cookouts with family and friends.
It's nice to have a simple treat to bring or serve at any of the holidays, especially if we are invited to someone's home to celebrate.
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Okay when I say easy technique, I mean easy.
- Use a small spoon to place the sanding sugar inside the star.
- Shift it around a bit for coverage.
- Gently turn upside down and pour out the excess.
- Sprinkle a few bits of extra sugar around the star.
I found that I could fit two stars on one cupcake, but I liked the single star best. It's up to you. Get as creative as you like with your red, white, and blue. Summertime is often so busy that a simple trick like this can really help when you are short on time.
You can make your own cupcakes with white icing, or for an even easier treat, buy some from the bakery and decorate them at home.
This could also work with cookies, cakes, or pies.
You could call them "semi-homemade." I know everyone will love them either way.
P.S. Another easy recipe to make for a patriotic holiday is this Fruit Flag Tart. Or you might like this Strawberry Praline Trifle recipe. Throw in a few blueberries and you have another pretty red, white, and blue dessert.