Easy American Flag Cupcakes For 4th July Celebrations

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Easy American Flag Cupcakes For 4th July Celebrations

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A tutorial of how to make the easy icing cake toppers for these American Flag cupcakes. Perfect for 4th July celebrations.


Whether you are in the US or across the pond, these American Flag cupcakes are easy to make and great to serve at a 4th July celebration. I popped to my local Sainsbury's store to pick up the ingredients. I love that they have a whole isle of homebaking goodies. I picked up some Sainsbury's white royal icing as well as some red and blue icing for the flag toppers. You can make the stars yourself out of icing but I opted for buying some Dr. Oetker sugar stars and picking out some white ones.

homebaking isle at sainsbury's

I started by making a batch of standard  cupcakes. I put buttercream on top of these ready to put the flag toppers on.

For the flag toppers you will need:

Red, blue and white ready to roll icing
Dr Oetker sugar stars
A circular cutter that is the same size as the top of your cupcake cases
Edible glue (optional)
CMC (optional)

To make the toppers more easily it is best to prepare your icing with CMC first. You can find out more about this in my 10 top tips for decorating cupcakes post. Again if you don't have any edible glue a drop of water will work fine. Making the toppers is really easy and I have put together a short you tube tutorial so that you can see exactly how to do it. 



One of the best things about these cake toppers is that you can make them in advance. To store them you just need to put them in a cardboard box and they will until the best before date on the icing.

making US Flag cake toppers

It is worth noting that if you have prepared your icing with CMC, you will need to wait around 8 hours until you can make the toppers and if the icing is left without being kneaded it will go solid. You therefore only want to prepare as much as you will use.

Will you be celebrating Independence Day? Have you got any themed food that you will be making?

happy-4th-july





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42 comments:

ATasteOfMadness said...

These cupcakes are too cute!!

Louise Fairweather said...

Thanks!

Emma Tustian said...

These looks like even I'd be able to decorate them! I'm rubbish with icing, so anything that's cutting out and placing should be manageable!


Hadn't realised you were another So Fab member!

Louise Fairweather said...

They are so easy you could do them. Got to love So Fab x

Emma Tustian said...

Definitely. Just wish there were more opps this year. Been quieter than last year. Although I'm glad I didn't get chosen for my last one I applied for. I thought my idea was great, but tried it the other day...total fail. Might write it up as a fail post - might be quite amusing!

Tracy K Nixon said...

Wow they look so professional yet simple to create!

Louise Fairweather said...

Aw thanks!

Karen Bell said...

They look fab and so simple. #TuesdayTutorial

Louise Fairweather said...

Thanks! I was really pleased with how they turned out x

Louise Fairweather said...

Yes I know what you mean. i didn't apply for many last year as life got a bit manic and now I have more time there is less. He he sometimes things go wrong - I blame Pinterest for my fails x

jane templeman said...

how cute!!

Tarana said...

Great idea for a 4th of July party! They look really good.

Hodge Podge said...

These look great! I'm British, but I love 4th July and we are off to an engagement party - I will make some of these to take with us :D

Louise Fairweather said...

So am I but we are having a US themed party so thought I would practice some cakes x

Louise Fairweather said...

Thanks

Elaine Dale said...

look yummy

Louise Fairweather said...

Ah thank you - after having linked up and seeing the mojito cupcakes I think I shall now focus on cocktail ones :-D

Louise Fairweather said...

No grumbles from my boys

Jen said...

cool!

Claire Woods said...

Look too good to eat!

Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

Ooo, these are great! I have a party to go to on 4th July weekend, I'm pinning this :)

Merlinda Little said...

Looks so easy! Thanks for sharing. #sharewithme

Christopher Read said...

These are simple but really effective.

Louise Fairweather said...

Fab! They are really easy x

Angi said...

Awesome cakes.....also good for Super Bowl day!! Btw your sainsburys is amazingly stocked for baking!!!

Louise Fairweather said...

I know it has just been refurbished - I love it!

Susie Wilkinson said...

You make it look so easy!

Louise Fairweather said...

That's because it is :-)

Let's Talk Mommy said...

Can't beat a good cupcake with the flag on it for the fourth. I am just trying to figure out what I should whip up for the fourth myself! lol Looks decilious. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

Sarah James said...

I love your cupcakes, you make it look so easy, thanks for sharing :-)

TRACY HANSON1 said...

OOOH these are brilliant. :) My sis married an American Navy Marine and Michael loves cupcakes. So when they come for a visit (from Connecticut) it would be a great surprise if we had made some for him. :)

charlotte qualter said...

brilliant cup cakes.....and so easy to do! will deff give them a try with the littlies x.

TheBoyandMe said...

They look awesome, very cute and attractive!

Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tutorials

Sara Janeg said...

cute!

Samantha Loughlin said...

These are a great idea xxx

SARAH LAMBERT said...

These look so nice you have done a great job there :)

kim neville said...

Lovely cakes. I am sure mine wouldn't look as nice :-)

Russell said...

The boss says I can't cook....wait till me and the children make these.....(Fingers Crossed LOL)

Victoria Prince said...

These look brilliant, they're really effective :) Bet they tasted good too!

snarepuss said...

lovely :)

Lizzy Cooper said...

Wow these look so cute!

Denielle Nicol said...

Very patriotic