We had a 4th of July celebration at my mother's house, so I decided what more creative and tasty way to be patriotic than red, white & blue cupcakes!
The cupcakes are rich chocolate cake with vanilla icing. I dyed one batch of icing red, and dyed another batch blue. I also reserved some plain white vanilla icing.
I piped the red and blue icing on the cupcakes and then used a star tip to pipe white stars onto each cupcake.
To finish them off, I sprinkled red, white & blue sugar sprinkles on them...Viola!