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July 4th Patriotic Bursting Into Air Cupcakes by

July 4, 2009

Bursting Into Air Cupcakes

These cupcakes take more time to decorate but they have a special flair that will impress. If you missed the boat in making these for July 4th, there’s always the Labor Day Weekend.

Pattern: Fireworks Arcs Tools:


Makes: Each cupcake serves 1.


Step 1

In advance: Make fireworks. Prepare Royal Icing recipe. Tint half Red-Red/Christmas Red combination and half blue. Cover pattern with parchment paper. Using royal icing, pipe Round Decorating Tip 5 fireworks; make 240 red and 240 blue fireworks arcs (20 for each cupcake; number includes extras to allow for breakage); let dry.

Step 2

Bake and cool cupcakes in your favorite Patriotic Themed Baking Cups.

Step 3

Prepare Buttercream Icing recipe. Using white buttercream icing, pipe Large Star Decorating Tip 1M swirls on tops of cupcakes.

Step 4

Insert fireworks arcs and attach icing decorations using white buttercream icing and Round Decorating Tip 5 dots.

Step 5

To assemble, place 10 in. plate and pillars on Cake Base. Place 6 in. plate and pillars on 10 in. plate. Place one pillar on 6 in. plate. Position 1 cupcake on top pillar, 4 cupcakes on 6 in. plate, 8 cupcakes on 10 in. plate and remainder on Cake Base.

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