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.
Using sanding sugar and a star cookie cutter you can make these adorable and patriotic cupcakes quick and 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.
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Perfect for the summer holidays!
I wish I had one of those right now!
I just love fun, festive things like this and my kids really enjoy adding celebrations wherever we can. I appreciate how simple this is so I can make them happy AND save myself a lot of time with a fussy project.
Thanks Karen. I really try to make all of my posts easy but every once in a while I like to through in the super simple for this exact reason.
Neat idea, I forget about all the fun things you can do with those miniature cookie cutters. Love this because it's so simple...
Thanks Carole. I think sometimes we need to take the easy route and still have something nice to show for it.