Hon, you know what I like about a holiday besides spending time with family and friends?
The built-in theme!
One of my daughters and I had fun taking the American flag colors to the extreme. We baked red, white and blue sugar cookies and cupcakes. Click here for sugar cookie and Royal Icing recipes. My daughter decorated with flags while I tried my hand at tie dye effects. I used a toothpick to “drag” two or three icing colors from the center out, then swirled with the toothpick to create a tie dye look.
Baking Day continued with red, white and blue cupcakes.
We were inspired by Ziploc Bag’s Patriotic Piped Tri-Colored Cupcakes, but they turned out to be more challenging than they looked. So, we abandoned our pastry bags and spooned the colored batter into baking cups. The result? Still patriotic, fun and delicious.
*Tip: Wear plastic gloves because colored batter is messy and stains.