Firecracker Cupcake

This firecracker cupcake is fun and festive and just in time for the Fourth of July. First created by our classroom staff for children’s classes, this cupcake will please any group of adults as well.

What you will need:


Cut out the firecracker cookies using the magic wand cutter and bake. Mix cake according to the directions and divide into 3 bowls. Add red food coloring to one of the bowls and blue coloring to another. Fill the cupcake liners with batter, layering each color. Bake. While cupcakes are baking and cooling, melt white candy coating to make the firecracker. Dip cookies into the melted candy coating and place on parchment paper to dry. When the white coating has set, use the red and yellow candy writers to decorate the cookie. Sprinkle yellow sanding sugar onto the yellow candy coating before it hardens (optional). To make the sparklers, dip the pretzel sticks into the white coating. Sprinkle with the red, white, and blue star confetti and place on parchment paper to dry. Ice the cupcake with buttercream icing and turn upside down into a plate of red, white, and blue jimmies (shown below). Another option (shown above) is to divide the icing into thirds and color 1 part red and another part blue. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a 1M tip, with the red, white, and blue icing and pipe a swirl on the top of the cupcake. Insert the decorated firecracker cookie into the center of the cupcake and place the pretzel sparklers around it.

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