Thursday, June 30, 2011

Patriotic Dessert

Happy 4th of July weekend!

We had a potluck/cookout for work today and there was a red, white and blue theme to the dishes that we were to bring, so I thought it would be fun to make these cupcakes! {Since I made these for Halloween, I figured R, W, & B ones would be just as easy}
Cupcake
Ingredients
Box Cake Mix {I know enter gasp here... I'm not on cup cake wars yet }
1 cup sour cream
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil

Mix batter according to directions, and add additional ingridents as well.

Separate batter into equal portions into 3 bowls

Add your food coloring

Fill the cupcake liners up 1/2 way, layering, Red batter, white batter and then blue

Bake according to box directions.

Allow cupcakes to cool.
I like to make my own icing, and here is the recipe that I use


Frosting
Ingredients

2 lbs powdered sugar
2 cups shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp butter extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup of milk

Mix all ingredients together with a mixer

I put the icing in a piping bag, and pipe out the icing prior to serving.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! And don't forget the real reason behind the 4th, and remember those who are still standing up for our freedom over seas!

Happy 4th!



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14 comments:

PrettyinPink said...
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Brittany said...

Delish!! Just an FYI...I like to substitute the Crisco for butter. I do that so I don't feel as bad...haha...although they're both not good for you!

Angie said...

Those look great! I just tweeted I was gonna search for some fun 4th of July things to make. I may have to make these!

Nessa said...

These are adorable!

Kristine said...

So cute! I may feel obligated to make these what with my festive holiday spirit kicking in lately. Thanks for sharing!

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Lindsay said...

These are ADORABLE :) Your so creative!

Kelly said...

Mmmm!! You can't beat a good cupcake! :-D Have a fabulous 4th with the family this weekend!!

Kirby and Anna said...

Fun cupcakes! Hope you're enjoying your long weekend!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Those look awesome!

ashley said...

Yum!!!
I miss reading your recipes of meal monday's (I don't remember verbatim what they were called) but I definitely copies many of your yummy recipes! :)

Sara said...

The cupcakes look awesome - so festive. I love it! I hope you had a wonderful holiday too. :)

Tiffany said...

So cute!! And really easy it seems...I'll have to try it!

Chelsea said...

ooh i love! i was wondering how to make those, even though i could easssily google. but wheres the fun in that :) looks delish! happy i found your bloggie

Chelsea said...

ooh i love! i was wondering how to make those, even though i could easssily google. but wheres the fun in that :) looks delish! happy i found your bloggie