Firework Cupcakes

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These Firework Cupcakes are like a party in your mouth! With a tie-dye cupcake and fun candy to give them a "pop"  of fun. These are sure to be a hit with kids young and old at your 4th of July celebrations. 

Firework Cupcakes recipe from Served Up With Love are sure to be a blast at your 4th of July Celebrations.

We had so much fun making these Patriotic Cupcakes that we decided to make some with a new little spin on them. 

Firework Cupcakes recipe from Served Up With Love

Making tie-dye cupcakes are so fun and easy. I have made them many times for our daughters birthday parties. She is one that loves a lot of color so it is only fitting that she loves tie-dye. 
Firework Cupcakes recipe from Served Up With Love

These have a super fun spin on them with the toppings. These are firework cupcakes after all and needed a little "pop" of fun. Pop Rocks and Twizzlers were exactly what these needed to be a blast! 

Firework Cupcakes recipe from Served Up With Love

Pop Rocks are a retro candy that brings back so many fun memories as a kid. I came across them recently and brought some home to the family. Our daughter was super perplexed at what they were. We kept telling her how fun they were. I don't know if she enjoyed them as much as my husband and I did, but it sure was fun seeing here face when she put them in her mouth. 

Firework Cupcakes recipe from Served Up With Love

Happy 4th of July! 

Yield: 1 dozen cupcakes

Firework Cupcakes

Celebrate all the patriotic holidays with a little pop of fun.


1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk

8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Strawberry flavored pop rocks for topping


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a muffin tin with red and blue foil cupcake liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Wisk and set aside. In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs, mix until combined. Alternate adding dry ingredients and milk, mixing between each addition. Grab two additional bowls and divide your cupcake mix evenly between the bowls. Set one bowl aside, then in the next bowl, add a few drops of red gel food coloring, mix well. In the last bowl, add a few drops of blue gel food coloring, and mix. Add 1 tbsp of white cupcake batter to the bottom of each liner. Next, add 1 tbsp of blue to one side, and 1 tbsp of red to the other. Finally, add 1 tbsp white batter to the top of the cup. Cupcakes should be 1/2-2/3 full, if not, alternate adding different colored batter to the cups. Take a toothpick and swirl batter gently. Bake 18-20 minutes. Next, in a large bowl combine butter, cream cheese, and vanilla, mix well. Slowly add powdered sugar and mix until icing forms and is mixed well. Set aside. Allow your cupcakes to cool completely before frosting. While you wait, trim twizzlers candy to about 2-3 inches long, fraying one end of the candy to look like fireworks. Frost cupcakes, then add a twizzler to the middle, and finish with pop rocks for a fun popping cupcake experience.

1 comment:

  1. I'm WILD about anything red, white & blue. These cupcakes are just adorable...and the Pop Rocks add such a special touch. Pinned! Thanks much for sharing!


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