Happy Summer!!! We hope everyone had a lovely Father’s Day and first day of the season. Today we are sharing a way to take a simple box cake and turn it into a 4th of July treat!

Patriotic Cupcakes | Vicky Barone

Supplies: white cake mix, frosting, sprinkles, and assorted food dye.

1. Make the cake mix according to the directions on the box.
2. Split the cake mix into three parts by spooning each part into a separate bowl.
3. Add red food dye drops into one bowl and blue food dye drops into another. Mix well and add more dye until you reach your desired shade.
4. Line a baking tin with cupcake liners and begin spooning in cake batter from each bowl.
5. Alternate colors as you spoon the cake batter into the cupcake tins. As they bake they will create a marbled look, but you can also give them a little swirl with a toothpick before you put them into the oven.
6. Bake according to the directions, let cool, and add frosting and sprinkles.

Patriotic Cupcakes | Vicky Barone

Marbled cupcakes are so easy to put together and the colors can be customized for any occasion!Patriotic Cupcakes | Vicky Barone

Patriotic Cupcakes | Vicky Barone

We even put some in these fun metallic cupcake liners for some extra 4th of July flare.Patriotic Cupcakes | Vicky Barone

We hope you have fun making these red white and blue treats! They’re a great project for kids too. They will love mixing the batter and breaking open the cupcakes when they’re done to see how they turned out!

Find even more 4th of July ideas here and here 🙂