Hello Blog World! I hope you all had a fabulous day off of work…er…Independance Day. I used this patriotic holiday as an excuse to make some adorable desserts – Red, White, and Blue sugar cookies and cupcakes!
I divided each of the batters into 3 sections. I kept one white and used Wilton dye to turn the other sections red and blue. The colors didn’t quite have the oomph I was hoping for, but they worked! For the cookies I took a little batter from each color and formed them into a ball. I placed the ball on the cookie sheet and then smooshed it with the sugared bottom of a glass. I’m not including the actual sugar cookie recipe because I didn’t really love it. I would assume you could follow the above steps for any recipe you’d choose. 🙂
The cupcakes turned into a complete guessing game and I ended up overfilling the pans a little bit. It wasn’t a big deal, but we had some rather large cupcakes. 😉 I decided to put the filling into the liners as blue, red, and then white. I baked them (yep…cake mix), frosted them (with canned frosting…sometimes I’m just too lazy for the extra steps), and topped them with red and blue sprinkles. Yay Festive! Coordinating with the holiday or event makes me all warm and fuzzy inside!