Patriotic Cupcakes

filed under: Cupcakes on June 30, 2010

They sorta dont look like cupcakes but they are. Promise.


These are simply chocolate cuppies, white fondant, raspberries and blueberries.



Wanna know how I made them? It could not be easier!


There are just a few simple steps.


Grab some fondant… I highly recommend the marshmallow fondant for these. If you want people to actually eat them that is.


Roll it out to your desired consistency. (I did some thick and some pretty thin and decided that I liked thicker better.)

Then cut it out (I used a parchment template) so that it fits around the cuppie.

Hint: Not all cuppies are created equal; so make your template to fit around the largest one and you can always go back and trim if needed.



Remove the cupcake wrapper, and simply wrap fondant around the cuppie. Then add the fruit of your choice! No frosting needed.


I loved these with blueberry… but was quickly outvoted. Everyone else loved raspberries!



Even if folks dont want to eat the fondant, there is still lots of yummy chocolately raspberry/blueberry infused gooeyness to delight their taste buds.


I hope you try them!

And please, have a wonderfully safe and joyful July 4th celebration!

(Wouldnt it be fun for Christmas? You could use green grapes or kiwis? Or even tint the fondant green with red cherries on top?The possibilities are really endless!)

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  • Diane {} says:

    A beautiful display and idea! So festive, I just love it!

  • Alicia says:

    Oh my gosh!! Why can’t you be my next door neighbor???????

  • Lexi says:

    That is so creative. You keep coming out with great stuff!

  • says:

    Those are beautiful! You are so creative!

  • Amanda Rettke says:

    Thank you so much!

  • Jackiefo says:

    These are so clean looking!! I love them and your photography is wonderful too. Happy 4th!

  • Lori says:

    Beautiful! What a terrific idea!

  • Debs says:

    Fabulous invention, they look so professional.

  • faithy says:

    Amanda, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity and you come up with ideas so quickly! These are awesome and look so pretty too and so neat and so easy! Thanks for sharing! You inspire me so much.

  • Memoria says:

    These would also be fun to make for Canada Day, which is BEFORE the Fourth of July. Lovely photos and great idea!

  • Mary says:

    For one more time you are great!!!!!!! I want to taste them…
    Mary from Greece 🙂

  • Sylvia says:

    Wonderful idea,, you can apply to any flag. They look delicious and beautiful, indeed

  • Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. says:

    What a clever idea! Love the vibrant colors of the fruit on top…it really pops with the white fondant wrapper.

  • Lynnette says:

    So cute! Great idea! Did you make the fondant?

  • meaghan (chic cookies) says:

    Seriously, how much more amazing can you get? Just when you think, OK, that’s it, no more amazing possible, bam! Amazing!

  • Honey says:

    absolutely beautiful photography. it didn’t even occur to me on how you must have done this. i’m so craving a cupcake right now. love it!

  • Grapefruit says:

    have a happy 4th of July. The fondant was a really good idea!

  • grace says:

    FINALLY, you’ve done something that i might actually be able to replicate! lovely, amanda. 🙂

  • Fat Burning Furnace Review says:

    Those are awesome! Thank you for sharing the recipe! =)

  • Dianne says:

    LOVE it! That is such a fabulous idea!

  • holly says:

    These are awesome!! LOve the idea:)

  • Mark@Ephedra says:

    Oh my God! Your cupcakes are heavenly! It is like I do not want to eat but just stare at them always.

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    impressive presentation.

  • Air says:

    I only lately began leaving comments! Makes me believe a tiny additional about what I enjoyed and learned about the article! Outstanding suggestions, thanks!

  • Phyllis says:

    Love this….. I’m appropriating the idea for a ladies night out coming up…. I’m thinking about “embossing” the fondant..