Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday Toppers: 4th of July


It's so great to be back, and just in time to make some cupcakes for the 4th of July! We always grill out and do a few fireworks here at home and it always ends up being a great time with the family! In this weeks edition I'm going to show you how to make the little Flag, but if you'd like to make the hat too you can go here. All you need to do is just use white and blue for the hat and trim and use a food safe marker for the stripes. Now for the flag here's what you'll need:

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-Rolling pin
-Knife
-Fine tip paintbrush (or toothpick)
-2" circle cookie cutter (i used a 1 3/4" , but I'd recommend going up to the 2")
-White gel food coloring
-White, red, and blue fondant

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-Divide the ball of white in half and roll out one half to about 1/8".

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-Take the circle cutter and cut out a disc. Set aside.

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-Roll out the remaining white, blue, and red to 1/8".

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-Cut stripes from the red and white and cut a square from the blue.

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-Alternate the red and white, starting with red. (4 red and 3 white)

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-Cut the ends off to make it square.

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-Place blue square in the corner to use as a guide and cut the top 3 stripes.

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-Remove the excess stripes and put the blue in their place.

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-With a little water attatch to circle (i definitely think a 2" circle would be better!!)

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-Taking fine tip paintbrush (or toothpick), add in as many dots as you can fit comfortably.

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-I was able to fit 20 on here. Obviously its not an accurate flag, but I still think people will get the gist :D

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Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!

10 comments:

  1. those are so cute ! It is great to have you back !

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  2. I second that! It is great to have you back. You have been missed.

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  3. perfect as all your work. good to have you back. looove your work.such a fan.

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  4. Just adorable! I'm waiting to make a trip to the bakery supply store for some fondant. :)

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  5. These are gorgeous! I just found your blog via Shelterpop. I would love to link to this post if you didn't mind.

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  6. Welcome back! We have all missed you! What a great flag, I can't imagine putting on all those little white dots!!

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  7. thanks everyone!
    Rachel- your more than welcome to! and avanika it really only takes a few seconds to do with a fine tip paintbrush!

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  8. At first I thought the dots were done by royal icing, white gel coloring was used instead. It's new to me, thank you for your tutorial and welcome back!

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  9. Thanks so much for all of your tutorials! Your work is so wonderful! Love it!

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  10. Oh, I love it! Very patriotic cupcakes. I wonder how folks from Libya will make their cupcake? LOL! :D

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