Mermade Moments: Firecracker Popsicle Cupcakes!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Firecracker Popsicle Cupcakes!

I can't believe that the 4th of July is this weekend!!! I feel like June just started. I have Friday-Monday off of work and I can't wait. I decided to make a fun trial cupcake this weekend. Nothing says 4th of July like sunshine, popsicles and fireworks. Am I right?

My sister and I made Firecracker Popsicle cupcakes! The cupcake is vanilla with fresh strawberries and the frosting is my favorite crusting buttercream, perfect for decorating! (I will share the recipe in my next post.)

We made one batch of frosting and kept 1/3 white, dyed 1/3 red and dyed the last 1/3 blue. We layered the frosting like the popsicle and stuck half of a popsicle stick directly in the middle. We used big craft popsicle sticks instead of the actual popsicle sized ones. I liked the over-exaggerated look.

To pipe the frosting, I used the biggest start tip I had. (No. 172 Open Star Wilton) For the red and white layers, I used my favorite tip, the 1M Wilton. For a closer match, you can use the Open Star tip for all three layers and it would match the popsicle perfectly! I didn't use it for all three because I wanted it to look like a cupcake and I didn't want the frosting to be too much or too heavy.

These were so fun to make and they are perfect for your celebration!

What's your favorite 4th of July dessert?


  1. Those popsicles are so classic! I love the idea of turning them into cupcakes for the 4th of July!

  2. Those are adorable! I may have to make those instead of my flag ones this 4th. I cannot believe June is over already, where did it go?


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