July 4th Cupcakes: Get Your Kids Involved!

Filed under: Holidays, Activities: Family Time

Show your patriotism with a delicious Independence Day treat. Watch this video and then grab your kids to let them decorate their own cupcakes. And then let them indulge in some red, white, and blue sweetness!



To make your own Fireworks Cupcakes, you'll need the following:

12 vanilla cupcakes baked in red, white and blue paper liners
1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
Red and blue decorating sugars
Red white and blue candies such as jelly beans, licorice twists, colored round candies (like M&M's, Spree and Smarties), starlight mints, red hots, fruit leather, licorice laces, sour balls, red and blue gummies (like Swedish Fish and Gummy Bears), and more!

Here are Karen and Alan's easy decorating tips:

Spread the vanilla frosting on top of a cupcake and decorate as desired. Using one larger round candy as the cupcake's center, line other candies in symmetrical layers toward the cupcake's circumference. Don't place candies too close to the cupcake's edge, as they might fall off. This is a project where there really isn't a recipe, just use your imagination!

Find more July 4th recipe ideas on KitchenDaily!
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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.
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