Our Swirl Cupcakes are one of our favorite tried and true go-to desserts. They are super pretty and you can make them in so many great color combinations. And of all our amazing frosting recipes, our Best Buttercream Frosting is the one friends and family request the most. That is why we know that this Red White and Blue Patriotic Swirl Cupcake version of this great cupcake is going to be a big hit at our 4th of July party.
How to Make Patriotic Swirl Cupcakes
You will need:
- Best Buttercream Frosting
- Wilton Color Right Food Coloring
- Decorating Bags
- Wilton 2D Decorating Tip
The key to these delicious Patriotic Swirl Cupcakes is our Best Buttercream Frosting recipe. You will find the recipe and directions here. We split the batch of frosting into thirds. The first third we left white. We tinted the rest of the Best Buttercream Frosting red and blue. You can find the exact red and blue food color formulas in our How to Make Patriotic Frosting post.
We loaded the frosting into pastry bags with Wilton 2D Decorating Tips. Now you need a cupcake. We made our cupcakes from a chocolate cake mix and used white cupcake liners.
Using a Wilton 2D frosting tip, make two full circles of red frosting around the edge of the cupcake.
Next, use the Wilton 2D frosting tip with the white frosting. Apply another circle of frosting but it should be a little smaller than the red frosting layer as shown in the picture above.
Lastly, a final circles of blue frosting, this time swirling the top up into a peak.
These Patriotic Swirl Cupcakes are so pretty and taste so great. And they could not be easier to make.
Next time, you need a pretty patriotic cupcake for 4th of July or Memorial Day … give these Patriotic Swirl Cupcakes a try.
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