Project Alicia : Tasty Tuesdays: 4th of July Cupcakes

Monday, June 28, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays: 4th of July Cupcakes

This is my Tasty Tuesday's bloghop. Bring a family favorite over, grab my button to the right, and link up!

Today I thought I'd do a yummy for the 4th. We made these last year. They are inspired from none other than martha. And as much as she bugs, I have to admit she has some great ideas.

I'm a funny little thing. I hate cooking, but LOVE creating beautiful looking food. I guess you could say that baking is more my forte.

You can see some of my other holiday cupcakes here.

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I thought it'd be fun to share these in honor of the upcoming holiday. I love me some cupcakes! Nothing too difficult with this one. Just a white box mix for the cake. (But for you more seasoned bakers out there feel free to go all out and whip up one of your favorite homemade versions.) I used a buttercream frosting. You can find a printable recipe here. (See below) Find some pull & peel red licorice and blueberries and you have yourself a tasty 4th of July treat. I found some cute star shaped muffin tins that were a fun added touch, but definitely not required. YUM!

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

1 package powdered sugar (16 ounces)
1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
3 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla

Beat sugar, butter, milk and vanilla with electric mixer at low speed until well blended and smooth. If frosting becomes too thick, beat in additional milk by teaspoonfuls until the frosting is of spreading consistency. (Makes about 2 1/2 cups frosting.)

Ok, now it's your turn to share. Just link up below. And Happy Tuesday, Y'all!

39 comments:

  1. uh oh. you and I are having a battle of the vanilla buttercreams this week...:)

    cute cupcakes!!! I prefer baking too, but hate the decorating part..I can never get the execution down of the vision in my head!

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  2. What a cute lookin' I bet delicious cuppies! I can't bake anything and pretty much a lousy cook so I'll just drool away LOL.

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  3. These are really cute! I prefer baking too but I'm not great at decorating so I'm practising! Thank you for inviting me to link up :)

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  4. My those look yummy. I have been craving cupcakes for a bit now. Must add to list of things to do.

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  5. Those are really cute! I love cupcakes. Pass one down to me please! Thanks!

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  6. Your cupcakes are super cute! Being Canadian I don't really have a reason to make US Flag cupcakes - I'd probably get some strange looks if I brought those to the Canada Day festivities this Thursday. :) But they really are adorable. I love buttercream frosting too!

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  7. I love CUPCAKES too!
    ANd those are adorable!
    Yummmmmy!
    Love me some buttercream frosting!
    xo

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  8. They look so yummy! I'm making 4th of July cupcakes for the next weekend :) I'll link them up next week!
    I linked the chocolate~rum cake this time :)

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  9. I LOVE this recipe!! Totally making these. They are so cute! Kristi over at Live and Love Outloud told me to come over and link up for this and I am so glad I did!

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  10. These look GREAT!!! Gotta love a cute cupcake!♥ Thanks for sharing and hosting!!

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  11. How fun! Thanks for sharing your recipe, and for hosting the linky!

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  12. Those cupcakes are darling! I'm going to try to find those star-shaped liners! Cute idea. :-)

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  13. I love cupcakes and those look great!

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  14. These are so cute and I love that you used blueberries. I love to bake and want my food to look good, but decorating is not always my forte. Thanks for inspiring me.

    By the way, I'm a new follower.

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  15. Oh, I love cupcakes. And the battle of the buttercreams.

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  16. These are cute! My mom's bday is the 4th of July so maybe I'll give these a shot.

    So glad I linked up!

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  17. You know, I was wondering how you got the stripes to look so straight until I actually READ that you use licorice! What a great idea!!!

    I love festive desserts, they're so much cuter than regular desserts and I'm sure just as tasty. :-)

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  18. Adorable! I love me some cupcakes too (:

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  19. what a great idea! This is so up my alley since it's easy. Thanks Lish!

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  20. Those cupcakes look fantastic Lish! Your linky is such a success. I'm so happy for you. Have a great day.

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
    @TweetingMama

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  21. Hi there!

    I'd not known about this blog-hop before, but today two people told me to link my post.

    So...of course my friends are so smart that way...so I did!

    Wonderful blog! And thank you for hosting such a lovely link party!

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  22. Hi..I am a new reader and follower! Found you @ 33 shades of green
    Love the cupcakes! Thanks for the link up!

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  23. I am so glad I found you! your blog is beautiful... and also makes me very hungry! :)

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  24. You have received a blog award....
    Blog Award
    I am a Huge fan!!!!

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  25. Total delicious, patriotic, and oh-so-yummy awesomeness!

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  26. Your cupcakes are gorgeous! This is my first Tasty Tuesday at your site - thanks for hosting!!

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  27. I love cupcakes and those look divine. Too bad we don't have any plans yet for the 4th, or I might just have to whip them up. Of course, since when does one need an excuse for cupcakes?! :)

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  28. Those turned out adorable!! You are quite inspiring!!

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  29. your cupcakes look delicious!!!

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  30. Hey Alicia, I don't even know if it's still Tuesday where you are - it's wednesday morning here, but I had a computer-free day yesterday... it was kinda cool! I painted my daughter's room (well, one wall) and her shelf. I love painting and decorating. Hope you like the berry white choc muffins; they are super easy and super yummy!

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  31. I love your star cupcakes! So cute!!

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  32. Those are the cutest cupcakes I have ever seen!!! Perfect for the 4th!

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  33. Those are so fun! And yeah, Martha and I have a love/hate relationship too!

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  34. Love all these great ideas. I can't wait to visit them :)

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  35. Hi! What a lovely blog hop you have here! My recipe is a very versatile crazy mixed up pasta! thanks for sharing the food love with us on your site!

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  36. I know i am a little late but now I am following so I won't miss the next one! thanks

    http://thedinnerfortwoproject.blogspot.com

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  37. Hello, what a great blog you have. I am new to this and came across your blog...awesome...I am your newest follower. I will continue to visit you.
    follow me :)
    S.

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