4th of July Cupcakes

Surprise! Happy 4th of July! I am coming to you today with a fun post that I really wanted to do. I don’t know why, but this year I’ve been super into the whole red, white, and blue thing for the 4th. I usually don’t get that excited about the 4th of July, but there’s just something different about this year. Maybe it’s because I’m actually throwing a get together this year instead of sitting around hoping someone will invite me to do something.

An easy, simple, delicious recipe for festive 4th of July cupcakes.

Anyways, in order to fulfill my need for red, white, and blue in my life, I decided to whip up a delicious batch of 4th of July cupcakes! Perfect for a 4th of July barbecue or just a fun night in, these cupcakes are delicious. Well should I say the batter and the icing were delicious. I’ve yet to actually try one… I’m saving that for the party tonight.

If you want to see some behind the scenes of this whole cupcake making adventure, make sure to check out my vlog channel on YouTube! For the recipe, I did a handy little Pinterest search for ‘vanilla cupcakes’ and I found this amazing recipe from Deliciously Sprinkled. If you want to make these yourself, go check out the recipe!

An easy, simple, delicious recipe for festive 4th of July cupcakes.

In the midst of making this recipe, I realized we didn’t have any sour cream. But don’t worry, I substituted some greek yogurt and it still tasted amazing.

An easy, simple, delicious recipe for festive 4th of July cupcakes.

Usually I’m all for making things from scratch, but I just wasn’t feeling it when it came to making the icing. I found this powdered frosting mix at Target (imagine that) and decided to try it. It actually tasted just like homemade and was a really nice consistency.

An easy, simple, delicious recipe for festive 4th of July cupcakes.

The cupcakes turned out amazing, and a big thanks goes to my friend for helping me decorate them! For the tiny, blue cupcakes, we thought it would be fitting to pipe out some stars and sprinkle them on top!

An easy, simple, delicious recipe for festive 4th of July cupcakes.

Have any fun plans for the 4th? I’m having a get together with some friends so be prepared for some cliché long-exposure sparkler pictures on my Instagram either today or tomorrow!

~abigail gray