A nautical theme is perfect for summer celebrations. With July 4th coming up soon, I think these patriotic sailboat cupcakes are just perfect. I got the inspiration to make these from some sweet ‘it’s a boy’ cupcakes I came across at The Faux Martha.
Sail into summer with these fun Patriotic Sailboat Cupcakes!
The instructions provided are to make the sails. For the cupcakes I used a white cake mix and whipped up a batch of my favorite buttercream icing. SpRinKles are a must! I ordered this sprinkles trio from Amazon. I love the bit of yellow mixed in with the red, white and blue. I also used these cute patriotic cupcake liners.
You’re going to be surprised by how simple these sails are to make.
What you’ll need:
4 1/2 inch bamboo knot cocktail pics
assorted scrapbooking paper
Cut the scrapbooking paper into 2 1/2 inch squares. If your cocktail pics are longer or shorter than 4 1/2 inches, adjust accordingly. Just leave enough at the end of the pick to poke into the cupcakes.
Fold each square in half to form a triangle. On one end of the crease snip with your scissors, approximately 1/4 inch. This is where you will slide in the pick. Use the image below as a guide. Run a bead of glue to hold the pick in place and adhere the paper to form a sail.
You might also enjoy this Patriotic Berry Trifle or simple to make Patriotic Oreo Pops. These Sparkler Cupcakes are fun too.
Need some red, white and blue activities for the kids? Check out these parade wands or this Stars and Stripes Firecracker Craft.
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stephanie walls says
would love to win
Janet W. says
I submitted the wrong tweet link for 7/1. Here’s the correct one:
Tamra Phelps says
These are really cute and I’m sure they’re delicious. They’re perfect for July 4th.