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!