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Sparkler Cupcakes and More 4th of July Fun

Sparkler Cupcakes

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  • 1 boxed cake mix any flavor
  • 1 recipe buttercream frosting recipe follows
  • 1 package of Pull ‘N’ Peel Twizzlers
  • Gold Sprinkles

Buttercream frosting

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4-5 TBS whipping cream can substitute milk


  • Prepare cake mix following the recipe on box for cupcakes. Bake as directed and cool completely.
  • Fit a frosting bag with a star tip and fill with buttercream frosting. Frost the cupcakes, beginning at an outer point and spiral inward.
  • Cut the twizzlers into 3 inch sections. Pour the sprinkles into a small dish. Gently pull apart the top half of a twizzler section and moisten the ends with water. Dip the ends in the sprinkles. Push the other end into the center of a cupcake and gently arrange the ‘sparklers’.
  • Buttercream frostingBeat butter and powdered sugar together with hand or stand mixer. Mix in vanilla. Add whipping cream 1 TBS at a time until frosting reaches desired consistency.
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