Red, White and Blue Cupcakes

Red, White and Blue will never go out of style!

No matter what time of year it is.

These would be great for any occasion, but these will be perfect for the 4th of July.

There are so many wonderful Patriotic desserts, I just figured I’d make some to share with you the next week or so besides like I said they’ll never go out of style.

I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to the 4th of July and all things Red, White and Blue take a look for some really fun ideas!

I’m not only sharing how to make these pretty cupcakes today, I’m going to share with you how to do them with no mess, and if you’ve worked with nonpareils and sprinkles I’m sure at one point you’ve found them messy.

Or is that just me?

The non messy way I like to add sprinkles to cupcakes is to place each cupcake in the center of a coffee filter, then shake or pour sprinkles over the top of a freshly frosted cupcake and let the excess sprinkles fall into the filter for easy clean up and no waste.

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Red, White and Blue Cupcakes
  • Red Velvet Cake Mix (Dunkin Heinz)
  • three eggs
  • butter melted and cooled

when your finished and all the sprinkles are in the coffee filter, just fold the sides of the filter to the center like a taco and pour the excess sprinkles back into you container or mouth, depending on how big of a sweet tooth you have.

If the nonpareils get stuck on the edge of the cupcake wrapper just flick them off with a toothpick. Toothpicks and coffee filters are handy tools to have around when decorating cupcakes and cookies.

Red White and Blue Cupcakes, Memorial Day Cupcakes, July 4th Cupcakes, Patriotic Cupcakes


I love red, white and blue.

I didn’t have large red stars, just small ones. I do really think the red hearts are totally cute on these! Are you surprised, I didn’t think so…you know I love hearts!

Did you like my coffee filter tip?

Would you like to know another?

I’m going to look for the photos just in case you say yes and if you do I will post it.


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  1. 1


    And I am totally in LOVE with your coffee filter trick. Why didn’t I ever think of that?!

  2. 2

    The coffee filter trick is new to me too! Lovely cupcakes and I clicked to watch the videos too. :)

  3. 3

    Love the coffee filter trick! Now I wont have to lick up all the left over sprinkles anymore. These cupcakes look so tasty!

  4. 4

    Those cupcakes are adorable and I do like your coffee filter tip….no more sprinkles all over the kitchen :)

  5. 5

    What a great tip!! Now if only I had coffee filters lol

  6. 6

    Fun fun fun! I love those little hearts–where did you find them?

    • 7

      I have the hearts in 2 sizes and love them, I get them at a local cake supply store. But I’m sure you can order them online too.

  7. 8

    I love that trick! It’s so simple, yet so genius!

  8. 9

    Your cupcakes are so pretty. Love the coffee filter tip and use it all the time when sugaring cookies. Perfect too since I had a box of filters that had no other purpose once we bought a Keurig!

  9. 10

    I’m loving these patriotic cupcakes.

  10. 11
    Russell at Chasing Delicious says:

    Cute! These cupcakes look scrumptious and perfect for the fourth.

  11. 12

    omg these are so fun!


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