Sunday, 4 July 2010

Independence Day Cupcakes

To everyone in the US, and to Americans abroad - Happy Independence Day!

Today I set out to have some fun with cupcakes and fondant, and seeing as it's the fourth of July, I though nothing else would do - it had to be stars and stripes...

For a good basic cupcake recipe, click here.

The stars

There weren't quite 50, but certainly a lot for a batch of cupcakes! The blue was tricky to achieve.. I found a tiny touch of black food dye helped a lot - it took the colour from 'mediterranean holiday' to 'star spangled banner' in less than a drop.

The stripes

The stripes cupcakes were a lot less fiddly to make. I used a simple white background with three strips of red fondant laid across. To achieve fondant to fondant all you need to do is dap a little water on one and attach it to the other piece. In this case a brushed a tiny amount of water on the back of the red strips before laying them across the white background.

Put together - an edible tribute to the American flag...

So dear readers, did you make anything special today to mark Independence Day?

Ladybird x


  1. these are. GORGEOUS. Really awesome job.

  2. Brilliant... love the textures of the stars and stripes.. could not have made them better..

  3. WOW Anna... time to give up your day job! and start your own busines. dalal

  4. These are so funky! I love the perfect white stars!

  5. Woohoo! Briliant job, I absolutely LOVE them! :D

  6. Wow! Your cupcakes are so neat (as in tidy, but also very cool)!

  7. Oh! Your cupcakes are just perfect for the celebration...gorgeous!

  8. So clean, pure and pretty! I love the colours and the cute little stars!

  9. Wow! I'm glad I came by to visit Anna, these are some very amazing cupcakes. Just perfect. Well done.


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