If you’re looking for a fun and festive idea for your 4th of July dessert, look no farther!
A couple months ago, I started seeing Galaxy Cupcakes with fun hidden surprises inside on my Pinterest feed. I just KNEW I could switch these up a little and turn them into something cute and patriotic.
I cheat a lot when it comes to cupcakes.
I use a boxed cake mix for the cupcakes themselves, then jazz them up with homemade icing. I’ll share my favorite recipe below. Start by baking a batch of cupcakes. Once those have cooled, use a small circle cookie cutter to make a hole in the center of each cupcake.
Next, fill each hole with star sprinkles!
I found these silver Wilton star sprinkles at my local Michael’s store, but I’m sure you could find them on Amazon, or your favorite craft or baking store.
The last step is to cover the top of each cupcake with icing!
To make these patriotic, I made a double batch of Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting (below). I colored one batch blue and left the other batch white. When you fill the piping bag, try to keep the white icing on one side and the blue on the other. I piped my cupcakes with a large star tip. As you go, the blue and white naturally blend to make these pretty swirls on top.
That’s it! You now have a lovely batch of Star Surprise 4th of July Cupcakes to share!
I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th!
Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting