Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Fourth of July, Everyone!


It's also Friday, time for "Sew Crafty Friday" over at Shereen's blog! http://w8ng4him.blogspot.com/


Here's the crafty, 'patriotic' thing I did this morning. Well, okay, I made the cupcakes yesterday. Everything is from mixes. I'm not really into scratch baking, although I'll do it sometimes. I just like Betty Crocker, LOL!
I took half of the icing and fluffed it up with my hand mixer, then I added some blue sugar to it. I couldn't find the food coloring. The sugar is part of a set I bought years ago at Williams-Sonoma. Pricey at the time, but since I've probably had it 8years or more, it worked out to be quite frugal. It actually dissolved a bit in the icing and made this pretty color.
So I iced half the cupcakes in plain white and the other half in blue. Then I used the star tip of a cake decorator and made stars...well, weird looking stars, anyway. I don't know how to keep them from peaking.
See the stripes? After Valentine's Day, I snatched up some Wilton supplies for really, really cheap. Just because the icing in a can of cake decorator icing was red, it was something like 75% off! This is something to always keep in mind after holidays--what can you use for another holiday? Red Christmas can be used for Valentine's, and Valentine's Red works for Fourth of July!

BTW, the cupcakes are vanilla and the wrappers (cups? what are those things called?) have flags on them!
Happy Fourth of July, all!

9 comments:

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh I LOVE cupcakes!Happy 4th!! I hope you have a great weekend!!
Hugs,
Robin

momawake said...

Those look fun! I think those "things" are called baking cups. :)

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Pretty cupcakes. And they look delicious too.

Collins said...

These cupcakes are so cute! I hope you had a great 4th.
Thank you for you sweet comment on my blog. I found a home for the kitten, the mother of a friend. My male cat just was awful to her, and my dogs were to rough. She is happy now, where she is the only animal!

sweetiepie said...

Nice cupcakes! They look yummy. I hope you are having a great holiday weekend.

Thank you for vistiting my blog. Joyce in Iowa.

Lilly said...

I want to that you for the visit to my blog. Your cupcakes look sooo good. Enjoyed my visit here.
TTFN.........Lilly

Lilly said...

whoops! I wanted to Thank you, not "that" you! LOL

Terri said...

Clare, they look great. You did a good job!

Terri

Debbie J. said...

You are very patriotic looking both on your blog and in this post. Red, white and blue. I love Americana stuff!