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Not sure what to make for dessert for your July 4th party? Cupcakes are always a crowd-pleaser especially when decorated in a colorful salute to the red, white, and blue.



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  • Heat oven to 325 degrees with rack in center. Line muffin pans with baking cups; set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

  • In the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. With mixer running, add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until combined.

  • With mixer on low speed, add 1 cup flour mixture; mix until combined. Add 1/2 cup buttermilk; combine. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk, ending with flour, until all has been incorporated.

  • Divide batter evenly among baking cups. Bake until light golden brown and a cake tester inserted into middle comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Rotate pans half way through baking. Transfer pans to a wire rack to cool.

  • To decorate, place each color of sprinkles in its own small bowl. Frost each cupcake with about 3 tablespoons Meringue Buttercream. Gently press each frosted cupcake into sprinkles, rolling around so entire surface is coated. Arrange picnic party picks as desired.


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