Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Red, White and Blue Strawberry Cupcakes

I have another 4th of July treat to share with you!
These patriotic cupcakes are the trifecta of awesome baked goods...

Easy.
Cute.
Delicious!!



You start with strawberry cupcakes and cream cheese frosting,
topped with strawberries dipped in white chocolate and blue sugar.

Oh, how I love these strawberries! YUM!

You can find my favorite strawberry cake recipe here...you start with a cake mix!
It will make approx. 30 cupcakes (great for a family barbeque).
Bake the cupcakes at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes.
While they cool, make a batch of this frosting:

Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in vanilla. Gradually add sugar, beating until smooth. Pipe on cooled cupcakes.

Rinse 30 small strawberries and pat them dry with paper towels.
Melt some candy melts or white chocolate chips in a small bowl.
Fill another small bowl with blue sanding sugar.

Dip the bottom 2/3 of each strawberry in the white chocolate,
then immediately dip the bottom 1/3 in the sugar.
Place on wax paper to harden.


Next, cover a small plate with blue sanding sugar.
Hold your cupcake sideways and press the edge of the frosting into the sugar.
Roll the cupcake, keeping just the edge on the plate.
Use a pastry brush to brush off any sugar on the cupcake liner.


When the strawberries have set up, place one on top of each cupcake.

Enjoy!

Looking for more red, white & blue treats?  Check out my 4th of July Fireworks Cake and Patriotic Mini Star Cakes!

 I share my recipes & tutorials at these fun link parties.

And these holiday link parties...

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28 comments:

  1. Hi Robin, your cupcakes are wonderfully delightful and patriotic all at the same time! You should go on The Food Network's Cupcake Wars!!

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  2. Beautiful! I love those strawberries; what great toppers!

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  3. These are adorable! I love the dipped strawberries! I may be from the UK, but I'm loving seeing all the 4th of July recipes! :)

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  4. How FUN are these? You have so many 4th of July options I don't know which one to pick! Perhaps I will have to make them all :-D Keep up the great work, I always look forward to your posts!
    paulasplate.blogspot.com

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  5. Soooo cute and easy! They're ok too for French National Day on 14th of July :-)
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    Aurélie

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  6. I love this idea. Double yum - cupcake and chocolate covered strawberry!

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  7. Those are too pretty to eat! Very cute idea. I will have to pin them. :)

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  8. this is great. Found you via the live laugh linky. I have linked in a beef dish. Have a super day.

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  9. So cute! Just have to share this link on our FB page. :-)

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  10. Very cute!

    Wende
    The Rickett Chronicles

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  11. Oh my how cute!! I love the blue in the strawberry and the cupcake! Very clever.:)

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  12. Not only do these cupcakes look delish but they are super cute too!

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  13. Gorgeous presentation! Too pretty to eat!

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  14. These are so simple, yet look like they aren't! What a fun idea for Fourth of July desserts. You always do such fabulous work!

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  15. These cupcakes look absolutely perfect! And delicious, too! Liz

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  16. Beautiful and they sound delicious!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/star-spangled-ideas/
    Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  17. These are adorable. I guess you're all set for the 4th now. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  18. These cupcakes will be perfect for my 4th of July party!! Love them! Nettie

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  19. These look so delicious and festive!
    Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  20. That's so cute! I've seen the strawberries dipped like that before, in fact I've done it myself, but I've never seen them atop matching cupcakes!

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  21. Thanks for sharing at the Red & White & Blue Link Party! You're featured today at Happy Hour Projects!

    Adrianne
    Happy Hour Projects

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  22. Those are FANtastic! My first question was going to be how you got the blue sugar so nicely on the cupcakes. Thank you for the photo.

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  23. thanks for sharing.

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