American Flag Cupcakes

May 25, 2012 by Jenny Melrose
Let me start out by saying that I am super excited because Picmonkey has added their collage feature.  I edited photos this morning and this feature was not available, but it’s there tonight.  I absolutely love it!  It is so easy and it makes the collage look fabulous.  Read on and see.
Tomorrow will be our first time swimming this season.  My plan is to have Riley swimming by the end of the summer.  Here’s hoping.  We are celebrating Memorial Day tomorrow so I whipped up some American flag cupcakes.  I picked up the cupcake liners and flags in the dollar section at Target.  I know it seems like I live there, but I swear I get there maybe every other week.  I just always seem to strike gold in what I find.

The best part about these cupcakes is the inside because I literally made it an American flag.  The inside has red and white stripes, which I made from coloring the half of the white cake mix red.

Here’s my collage.  LOVE!  I layered the cake mix red, white, red into the cupcake liners.  I love the red of the cupcake.
I colored the buttercream frosting blue.  I would have liked a navy blue, rather than sky blue but it works and it’s what I had on hand.
I then added white buttercream stars onto the top of the blue just like the American flag.
My assistant then added the American flag to the somewhat center of the cupcake as a final touch.
Like I said, somewhat center.

I love the way the stripes came out.  Red and white stripes with white stars on a blue background.  We remember all of those who have served and do serve our country so that we can live the life that we lead.

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    Comments

  • Princess Kate


    I love the collage feature that you have now. Your assistant is adorable. I hope you and yours have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend.

  • Amy - while wearing heels


    Adorable. I love a good cupcake. These look so festive. My only question…why isn't your assistant covered in blue icing?

  • Walking on Sunshine...


    Love them! I've been having a problem with Picmonkey. Every time I go to save a picture that I've worked on, it freezes my computer. Oh well! Hope you have a nice weekend!

  • Paula


    Thanks for the heads-up on the collage feature. I've been waiting for that!

    Your cupcakes are too cute!

    Enjoy the weekend.

  • Kristina


    those are cute! 🙂

  • Pamela


    Jenny, these cupcakes are too cute, I need something to make for my July 5th birthday boy and he would love these! Please link these up to my 1st Desserts only linky party http://www.pamelasheavenlytreats.blogspot.com/2012/05/heavenly-treats-sunday-1-linky-party.html

    Tell others!

  • Tori


    So fun!!! Definitely pinning this NOW! Thanks for linking up to The Cure for the Common Monday! (I am the co-host this week) Now following!

  • Mindie Hilton


    Those look great!

  • Erin


    How fun are these?!?!

  • Our Pinteresting Family


    Looks delicious!! They are adorable. Megan

  • Kristi


    These are adorable. What a wonderful patriotic treat! I would be delighted for you to share this with my readers over at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/05/mop-it-up-mondays-18.html

    {HUGS},
    kristi

  • Winnie


    These look wonderful!
    Very patriotic 🙂

  • Joan@chocolateandmore


    So cute, and a great way to remind everyone what the day is about. Hope you've having a safe weekend!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust


    I love picmonkey. Picnik? What was that? 😉 These cupcakes are so cute, I love how you did the stars!

  • NanAppetit


    What a good idea!

  • Michelle Paige


    What adorable cupcakes–and an adorable helper, too! Would you be willing to link this post up to my Red, White, Blue & You Link Party? I'd love to have you! http://www.michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/05/red-white-blue-you-holiday-link-party.html

  • Shasta @ intheoldroad


    Yum! That looks good…perfect for summer. And what a cute assistant 🙂 I'd love it if you would consider sharing it with our Summer Recipes linky party. We're two blogs sharing one combined linky party for double exposure.

    Shasta
    http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/summer-recipes-and-all-stars-linky.html

  • Sue Alexander


    so cute, and what a great helper;p

  • Ashley Culp


    These are so cute! I am a new follower. http://www.discoverytoysmom.com

  • Kelly


    These are REALLY cute!!!!!!!! Def want to try these!

  • Christina at I Gotta Create!


    What a SMART idea! Love it!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  • Claiming Our Space


    Love these. Plus your helper is too cute! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  • Trish - Mom On Timeout


    These are such fun cupcakes! Love these for 4th of July 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  • Karyn - Pint Sized Baker


    Good luck on the swim lessons. I've been taking my daughter to the pool for 6 years and she still refuses to willingly put her head under…
    Fun Cupcakes!

  • Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap


    I should make these cupcakes for my US citizenship party 😉

  • Michelle Paige


    I'm sharing your cupcakes tomorrow on my blog! Hope you'll stop by and see! http://www.michellepaige.blogspot.com

  • Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box


    So cute! visiting from Honey We're Home! 🙂

  • Megan {Honey We're Home}


    Ah- I love your assistant!!

  • A Lived in Home


    Super cute and delicious looking! Cut ehelper too!

  • Mel


    These look so yummy!

  • Call me cookie


    Very fun! Love the white cake swirled inside!

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  • Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life


    Super cute cupcakes!

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