patty's 4th of july flag cup cakes
Patty Mason and I have been friends since we were kids in kindergarten. We made all kinds of stuff. I went over there 1 day and she had made cup cakes and made a flag design on top. Looked good. We all ate them.
tubs white frosting. tube of red frosting [to make fine lines for flag on cup cakes. they now have food coloring tiny markers you can use those as well]. blue food coloring.
tiny white candy stars. [or you may use a pastry bag and dot with white frosting 4 stars.
eggs [whenever a recipe calls for eggs, you use large eggs always. i always use extra large eggs or junbo eggs, that part is up to you.
a little oil or margarine about 1/2 stick. [i like using olive oil it keeps cakes moist longer.]
Combine flour and sugar well. Add eggs oil and vanilla. Mix well. Add about 1/2 cup whole milk slowly and stir while doing it. You do not want a thin batter. If batter is thin add a tablespoon flour to thicken it up or cake flour in place of reg flour.
Beat with electric hand mixer til batter is smooth. Line cupcake pans with little cup cake papers. Pour about 3/4 full of batter in each cup in pan.
Place in 350 preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes or til golden brown. It varies with ovens. Then take out and let cool before frosting.
In a small bowl take and put a little over half a tub of frosting. Add blue food coloring. Mix until color is even all the way through. Frost all of each cup cake except for a corner where you frost with the blue frosting.
Then take red tube of frosting or red food coloring pens and make the red stripes from blue frosting to end of cup cake. Then put tiny candy stars. [You may even be able to buy them at a bakery for not much] on corner with blue frosting. If you can't find tiny white stars take a pastry bag[or a zip lock baggie, and put a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag] fill with white frosting. Make tiny dots on blue frosting for stars.