Friday, June 22, 2012

July 4th Mini-Cupcake Flag "Cake"

We are throwing a 4th of July party at our house, so the other day I decided to test out a few recipes on the kids to see if any ideas were keepers. Here is our top contender.

july 4th mini cupcake flag cake

A 4th of July mini-cupcake flag. I have the pleasure of guest posting on my friend Laura's blog, Elegant Nest today with the full blow-by-blow or bake-frost-top, if you will, so head on over and check it out.

4th of july cupcakes topped with fruit to create an american flag

You can't expect that we stopped there, right? You've seen those kids cook. So we not only made the mini-cupcakes, we also made some regular cupcakes as well.



The regular cupcakes got either white or chocolate frosting (the chocolate was left over from my son's construction machine birthday cake). A few even got a slightly spooky combo since I didn't want ot dirty up two piping bags! Then, each child got a tupperware to contain the sprinkle mess, and they got to decorate as they saw fit.



We have a new neighbor on our block, so I decided to give them a few of the mini cupcakes, creating an even mini-er flag in a tupperware.



Topped it with a quick label welcoming them to the street and we were off to greet our neighbors!





Jessica

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18 comments:

Simply LKJ said...

Yum! What a great idea for a new neighbor gift as well. We will have new next door neighbors for the first time in 20 years, they will be moving in in July, perfect gift!!

Megan said...

YUM!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Those cupcakes looks delish ... and I'm heading over to the guest post to get that recipe ...

And how cute that you gave your new neighbors some welcome to the neighborhood cupcakes!

:)

Linda

Amy - while wearing heels said...

What a 'sweet' way to welcome a new neighbor to the neighborhood. It looks like much fun was had by all. I also think the idea of a giving each child their own tupperware to contain sprinkles is brilliant.

Miranda said...

How cute!! I always want to be that kind of neighbor but I always chicken out - I love the cupcake flag idea :)

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

These look so good. I'm a sucker for icing and my husband loves the cake. We make a great pair.
This is such a thoughtful gift for a new neighbor. The house next to us is for sale. I should do something like this when someone buys it.

Colleen said...

such a great idea! I bet your new neighbors loved this.

Annmarie Pipa said...

I make those cupcakes...the adults AND kids love them..perfect for the 4th!!

Eclectically Vintage said...

First I wanted to move into your house!

Now I'll settle for being your neighbor so you can bake these cupcakes for me!!
Kelly

Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil said...

So yummy looking, and super nice of you!!!

Michelle said...

That is such a sweet gesture, it is always a good thing to know your neighbors. They look delicious Im sure they will be your best friends from here on out I bet!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a cute idea! I'm sure your neighbors really enjoyed their treat. Megan

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

love the idea! I am planning my US citizenship party...will add to food list...

Swede Dreamer said...

I want to be your neighbor! These look delicious!

Princess Kate said...

Can I move next door too. YUMMY. Thanks for sharing.

Debi said...

These are so cute. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-hair-gel-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

How cute is this?? Love this idea, Jessica ~ bet your neighbors did, too!
xo Heidi

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

So pretty and festive. Yummy I'm sure too. I hope you'll add these to my Patriotic Project Parade. I would love to see them there.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

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