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Patriotic Cupcake Flag

Here we are, ready to start our entertaining for the 4th of July with barbecues, picnics, and so much more.

If you are looking for an easy but attention-getting dessert, try making a cupcake flag. So simple and easy to make and even easier to serve!

Enjoy!

Ingredients for Cupcake Flag

Line a muffin tin with patriotic cupcake liners.

The baked cupcakes, looking so uniform and delicious, just waiting for the cream cheese frosting.

The frosted cupcakes.... oh, the temptation.

The cupcakes in all their berry bedazzled glory.

Cupcake Flag

1 box Betty Crocker French Vanilla Cake Mix

1 1/3 cups water

1/2 cup oil

3 eggs

1 cup raspberries, washed and dried

1 cup blueberries, washed and dried

1/2 cup flaked and sweetened coconut

Cream Cheese Frosting (you can make your own or use it out of a can. The homemade version is sooo good, I encourage you to try it! The recipe is below.)

Combine cake mix, water, eggs and oil.  Line a muffin tin with patriotic cupcake liners. Fill cups with batter and bake according to  directions for cupcakes on back of box.

While the cupcakes are baking, mix up your cream cheese frosting, wash and dry the berries and try not to eat all the frosting before the cupcakes come out of the oven.

Once cupcakes are out of the oven and cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting and line up on a large serving tray. Place blueberries for the stars on the cupcakes in the left-hand corner and alternate rows of raspberries and coconut on the rest of the cupcakes to make the stripes for the flag. Make sure your outside rows are raspberries.

Try not to eat the cupcakes before the guests arrive or pick off the berries now covered in delicious frosting!

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

1 box powdered sugar

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 tsp. vanilla

Combine all ingredients until smooth and creamy.

Wishing you all a very Happy and Safe 4th of July!

Happy Entertaining!

Shanna

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