Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Red {Velvet} White and Blue Cupcakes

Happy Independence Day, friends! To say that I'm proud to be an American is a huge understatement. I love this country. I love the principles it was founded on, the people who live here, and the flag that waves. I'm so thankful to live in a country where, for hundreds of years, we've had the freedom to worship my Savior and read His Word without persecution or fear of worse. I'm extremely thankful and truly humbled by those who sacrifice each and every day to fight for my freedom and the rights that I enjoy daily.

So, this morning, I want to say thank you. Thank you, Lord, for giving us this great nation and your gift of salvation that really gives us a reason to celebrate. Thank you, forefathers, for believing in something enough to fight for it. Thank you, men and women who serve, for giving of yourselves and putting your lives on the line so that I can remain free. Thank you, Old Glory, for waving and offering us hope. Thank you, America, thank you...

Today I'm sharing, not a new recipe, but a new technique that helped me make these beautful cupcakes. I came across this icing technique one day while wasting time on browsing the internet.




How cool does that look? We had a 4th of July picnic at church Sunday night and I brought these babies. Let me tell you...they were a huge hit! I started with my tried and true Red Velvet cake recipe, added my favorite White Chocolate buttercream, threw in some food coloring and an awesome technique, and there you have it...beautiful, delicious cupcakes perfect for a patriotic celebration!

This is the second time I've used this technique (the first was for my Nutella cupcakes). This time I needed to swirl three colors together and used a straight tip instead of a star. I just loved the result! I should probably warn you...you may be seeing a lot more swirled icing on this blog now that I've got it figured out! :)






I hope that you all have a fun, safe holiday with your friends and family! Before I go, here's a picture of my friend's sweet baby girl, enjoying our picnic (and one of my cupcakes) Sunday night...



Ha! I love it! Until next time, happy reading, happy cupcake-ing, but more importantly, happy 4th of July!!

26 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tribute to the 4th! And these cupcakes look awesome too!

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  2. Those are beyond gorgeous! I love that frosting!

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  3. Wonderful! I am loving that frosting! I am going to try your technique! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. HAppy Fourth to you and your family!! The cupcakes look amazing and I'm sure they taste that way too! Maybe I'll try making something similar for my campers at work! Thanks for the ideas and I love how the frosting turned out :)

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  5. Heather, your words are timely, beautiful and meaningful! The image of your friend's daughter enjoying your cupcake is priceless! Hope you had a wonderful Independence Day.
    Liz

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  6. These cupcakes look awesome!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  7. Those are so cute and pretty! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from A Creative Princess. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-4.html Wishing you a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. Those are such beautiful cupcakes! LOVE the red, white, and blue frosting.

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  9. Patriotic perfection! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

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  10. Wow! I can barely make frosting look decent using only one color. Great job with three!

    I'm hosting my first linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea or anything else you'd like to share.

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  11. There is no limit to your cupcake imagination! And the photo of your friends little girl is just devine :-)

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  12. Your swirl looks PERFECT! love it!

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  13. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  14. These are very cool. They look professional.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  15. That is awesome! I am going to have to learn that technique!

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  16. I love your swirl icing, but then I've come to expect awesome things from you and your cupcake genius ;) Thanks for sharing this at the {what's shakin' link party}!!

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  17. Heather,
    These turned out beautiful! I can't wait to try the tri-color frosting on some cupcakes. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.

    Michelle

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  18. oooo these look awesome - now you will need to try five colours for the Olympics ;-D

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  19. Featuring YOU today. :) Thanks for sharing at {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/07/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_12.html

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  20. LOVE these! That technique is awesome!! We featured you today:) Thanks for sharing at Two Sasters:)

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  21. I still can't get over how adorable these are! Love them

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Blessings,
Heather

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