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Make red velvet cupcakes like these from
Magnolia Bakery (photo © Magnolia Bakery).
One special dessert for July 4th is red, white and blue cupcakes.
These cupcakes from New York City’s Magnolia Bakery combine red velvet cake, white frosting and a blueberry garnish.
You can also create a tray of cupcakes, lined up in red, white and blue “stripes,” by tinting 1/3 of the frosting red, 1/3 blue, and leaving 1/3 of the tops white.
More options: Use blue decorating sugar (sanding sugar) to sprinkle the tops; cut out blue stars from fondant; or use stripes of red and white fondant over a thin layer of icing, topped with a blueberry.
If you prefer something other than red velvet cake, look for red cupcake liners.
TIP: Make mini cupcakes instead of full-size ones. With all the food that revelers will have consumed before dessert, smaller is better.
Take a look at our easy cupcake decorating ideas, good for 365 days a year.
See our Gourmet Cakes Section for more cupcake ideas and recipes.
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