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Independence Day Cupcakes

It’s a few days away, but I’m already looking forward to our mid-week day off for the 4th of July!

I like to bake and I like to make holiday-themed baked things, but I am in no way capable of fancy techniques.  So these cupcakes are mainly Independence Day-themed because they’re red, white, and blue.  And that’s good enough for me 🙂


These are super easy and fun–in fact, I’d even say that it would make a lot more sense if kids were involved with this activity.

All you need: White cake mix and required ingredients.  Food coloring.  Cupcake liners.  Ta-da!

The picture above is probably all you need to figure this out–I saw the idea on Pinterest and thought, “Now that’s something I can do!”

But just in case you like words to go along with your pictures, here’s the general idea:  Once the cake mix is prepared, separate the mixture equally between three bowls.  Add red and blue food coloring to two of the bowls.

(I used 15 drops of blue and 20 drops of red.)

Spoon equal amounts of each color into the foil baking cups.

Swirl with a straw or toothpick.


They turned out really cute, if not exactly magazine-worthy!

Probably better to add some frosting and sprinkles, or strawberries and blueberries to continue the theme.  We added frosting later, but our favorite is chocolate so it didn’t really go with the whole 4th of July theme.

The marbled effect is really cool, especially on the inside.

Obviously, you could do any colors you want for any sort of holiday or celebration.  Easy peasy!

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

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