American Flag Cupcake Cake
Celebrate the 4th of July with this adorable American flag cupcake cake!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 48 Mini Cupcakes
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 1 box vanilla cake mix
- 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 cups confectioners sugar powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 drops red food coloring more if needed for desired color
- 5 drops blue food coloring more if needed for desired color
Bake the cupcakes according to the box instructions in a mini cupcake tin with mini cupcake liners.
Let the cupcakes cool to room temperature while you make the buttercream frosting.
In an electric mixer, with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on high.
Add in vanilla, milk, and salt and continue to beat until light and fluffy.
Divide the frosting into 3 separate bowls.
Add blue food coloring to one and red to the other. Keep one white.
Prepare 3 piping bags, fitted with couplers. Add each color to the individual piping bags.
You will be able to switch out the star tip if using couplers.
Pipe 12 blue mini cakes, 18 red, and 18 white cupcakes.
Place 12 blue cupcakes in a square in the corner of a rectangular platter. Then add a row of red, row of white and continue that pattern.