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July 4th Cupcake Ideas

July 4th Cupcake Ideas

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Don’t forget the cupcakes when you head out to see July 4th fireworks. Cupcakes are cheaper than the snacks you’ll find at whatever festival you are going to, and the cupcakes enjoy watching the show! Eat them when the fireworks are over. That way, they will go out with a bang!

July 4th Cupcake Ideas

Really, any cupcake works for July 4th. But, here are some of my personal picks:

Final Note

In case it wasn’t 100% obvious, the only reason I have this post is because I had to use the July 4th cupcake photo. I was super excited about it and made Jonathan lay down in the grass and get eaten by bugs while I lit sparkler after sparkler for the shot. He’s the best! However, he thinks I ruined the shot with the cheesy border.

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19 comments on “July 4th Cupcake Ideas”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, you did. Cool shot, cheesy border.

    Great recipes!

  2. Hi! I'm Kim says:

    Bless his heart! It’s a good shot, and I like the patriotic border.

  3. Hi! I'm Kim says:

    Bless his heart! It’s a good shot, and I like the patriotic border.

  4. Hi! I'm Kim says:

    Bless his heart! It’s a good shot, and I like the patriotic border.

  5. Hi! I'm Kim says:

    Bless his heart! It’s a good shot, and I like the patriotic border.

  6. Hi! I'm Kim says:

    Bless his heart! It’s a good shot, and I like the patriotic border.

  7. Ivy says:

    This Picture is just too adorable!

  8. JessieGirl says:

    i’ve been reading your blog for a while now. You are a fantastic baker and inspirational blogger. I do have just one question – how do you not gain weight baking all these cupcakes? Because, at least for me baking (while not fattening itself) often leads to eating and that is the fattening part.

    You make me want to bake and invent recipes but I just can’t do it. I’d be gaining back all the weight i’ve lost.

  9. Stef says:

    Anon – Yeah, I know it!

    Kim – Thanks from both of us!

    Ivy – Thanks so much!

    Jessie – Thanks for your kind words. I have a one cupcake a day rule. That’s it. I also am not a huge frosting fan, so I end up removing a bunch of the frosting on the cupcakes I eat.

  10. Ashley says:

    I am making rootbeer cupcakes. I want to have a rootbeer buttercream icing as well. So do you think that substituting the rb extract for the vanilla will work in this recipe? Or should I go half and half?

    1 pound box (about 3-3/4 cups) powdered sugar
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    3 – 4 tablespoons milk

  11. Stef says:

    Ashley – You could probably just directly substitute the root beer extract. However, the nice thing about making icing is that you can taste along the way. Add the root beer extract in 1/2 t increments and taste after each addition. If you don’t get the flavor you like, add some vanilla too! Sounds great!

  12. Ashley says:

    Thank you so much! I didn’t mean to sound so snotty in that first comment.:) I figured since you experiment with your recipes you would know. So thanks again!

  13. Joel Bittle says:

    Woohoo, cupcakes! It was great to meet you last week, Stef. Thanks for directing me here. Now I’m going to bake…

  14. Erin says:

    Great picture! I love sparklers, but yes, you should take off that border. Less is more ;)

  15. Anonymous says:

    you could get some plastic flags at any giant
    eagle and put some white iceing on the cake

  16. Anonymous says:

    or make a flag by useing color iceing

  17. ~~Louise~~ says:

    I think the border looks just fine. A bit like the icing on the cupcake…

    Thanks so much for sharing

  18. Carrie says:

    The picture is great. All of them on this site are! I really struggle with taking good shots of the food I create. I am slowly learning. I am headed over to your interview site after the visit here.

  19. Stef says:

    Ashley – No worries. I’m always happy to help where I can.

    Joel – Nice meeting you too. Thanks for stopping by! Did you see the pics? code:STLBLOGGERSJUNE2008

    Erin – Hah! I know, I just had to go there!

    Anon – True – that would be fun!

    Louise – Sounds like you are one of the few people with me on the border.

    Carrie – Thanks! Did you see the post Jonathan wrote on food photography? That might help.

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