Easy American Flag Cupcakes For 4th July Celebrations
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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.
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)
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.
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?