4th of July Fireworks Cupcakes
These 4th of July Fireworks Cupcakes feature a surprise inside! Not only are they super Patriotic, but they are also filled with red, white, and blue Skittles! This post contains affiliate links.
Summer is one of my favorite months because it is a time to enjoy warm weather, friends, and all things patriotic. From flags waving on parade routes, to colorful fireworks lighting up the night sky; I just love the summertime. In our home, we celebrate our patriotism all year round, but there is just something so enjoyable about displaying our countries red, white, and blue colors during the summer season.
I really think the folks at Skittles read my mind when they created their latest Skittles America Mix. For years, I wished they had a coveted blue colored candy for sweet treats like my Patriotic Surprise Firework Cupcakes. They had the red color Skittle which is my favorite, but no blue flavors. Thankfully, the Skittles America Mix features 5 delicious flavors including: Wild Berry, Blackberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, and Yumberry. There are two shades of blue, two shades of red, and white which will really be the perfect addition to your summer sweet treats, candy bars, and more!
I purchased two 41 ounce bags of limited edition Skittles America Mix on Skittles America Mix using Prime. I just love Prime because my orders ship within 2 days, and they always arrive in perfect condition. I wanted two bags because I know I will be using them throughout the summer for kids crafts, decor, and sweets.
The flavors are also so tasty that they are great as a mid-day snack when you need something sweet!
Since fireworks are such a patriotic way to display our love for our country, I thought these 4th of July Fireworks Cupcakes would be a perfect way to use these Skittles America Mix.
They also pair well with the melted chocolate candies I used to add the “firework” flair to these cupcakes.
Patriotic Surprise Firework Cupcakes
- 1 box boxed cake mix prepared (baked) according to instructions
- 12 ounces vanilla frosting
- 1 1/2 cups Skittles America Mix
- 1 cup candy melts red
- 1 cup candy melts blue
- 1 cup candy melts white
- Bake your cupcakes according to the box instructions
- After they are done, allow them to fully cool before carefully cutting out the middles.
- Once cooled, using a butter knife, cut about a 3/4 inch circle in each center. This will be where you insert your Skittles America Mix candies.
- Insert your candies into each cupcake, and either eat or dispose of the middles.
- Using a large star tip, frost each cupcake covering up the middles completely.
- In 3 sep. microwaveable bowl, melt your candies in 2 intervals of 20 seconds; stirring between each round.
- Once they are melted, add them to a quality zippered bag and snip the tip on one end of each
- Add Skittles to each cupcake, and carefulyl swizzle a tiny bit of each melted candy on your cupcakes-place in fridge to set
- For the Fireworks:
- To make candy fireworks, simply pipe them out on wax paper-red, blue, then white-place in refrigerator immediately.
I love to mix things up when I bake a large batch of cupcakes, so I also used some adorable Patriotic cupcake picks, and left some without.
Regardless, these red, white, and blue Fireworks Cupcakes were all a hit at our BBQ and everyone thought they were so cute.
The surprise middles were such a hit with all ages!
Be sure to buy some Skittles America Mix on Amazon today using Prime! They are perfect to recreate these 4th of July Fireworks Cupcakes!
What recipes or crafts will you be making with them?
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Janeane Davis says
These cupcakes are so cute and they look like a lot of fun to make and to eat.
These cupcakes are adorable! I haven’t seen the patriotic skittles yet. I’m going to keep an eye out for them. My kids would love them.
Dawn Lopez says
You are so clever to come up with this cute cupcake! I’m going to be the guest everyone wants to invite next year when I take these to my 4th of July party. The design is so cute!
Those cupcakes look amazing. You did a wonderful job! I need to try to make these for my daughters. I didn’t even know they had red, white and blue skittles. That’s great!
Lisa Bristol says
My kids are going to love these cupcakes. I am excited to make some and surprise the kids.
Ann Bacciaglia says
These cupcakes look so delicious. I would love to try this recipe. I hope mine turn out as well as yours did.
Jennifer H says
Those turned out beautifully. What a fun idea for the holiday.
Fun! My sisters favorite colors are actually red white and blue. She even had a red white and blue room in high school.
Lisa Collins says
These cupcakes look delicious! I love the surprise inside – that’s always fun in a treat!
Those are so adorable! I love holiday themed treats and so do my kids!
Vera Sweeney says
These are such fun cupcakes!! My kids would go crazy for these cupcakes this year for the Fourth Of July this year.
Marcie W. says
These cupcakes look so festively fun! My kids would go crazy to discover the surprise inside too.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
You did such an amazing job on those cupcakes! Stuffing them full of Skittles wasn’t enough. You had to make a super cute chocolate star, too. I love it!
omg how cute are those! i’m so greatful this country is so patriotic
Wow, those are some really colorful cupcakes. I love the added twist of a surprise too, I bet they’re a big hit!
Nancy L. says
Your cupcakes are so beautiful and festive. My family has a great big party for the 4th and I would love to try this recipe! I never knew they made “America Mix” Skittles. So cool! Bookmarking this recipe so I’ll have it on hand. Love it! :)
What a neat idea, I am just loving all of the 4th of July colors being shared in recipes right now!
Yum! Skittles mixed with cupcakes…sounds like an amazing combination! Love how you’ve decorated these cupcakes.
These are super cute! I think I’ll make these for our 4th of July family cookout.
These are such cute cupcakes. They are perfect for Fourth of July!
Would be fun to do! What a good idea for Fourth of July or really any holiday. It’s really cute.
Everything about that is amazing! I especially love that you stuffed your cupcakes with Skittles.
I absolutely love Skittles. The cupcakes look so patriotic & delish too. Nice job :)
Liz Mays says
Those are so cute! I didn’t realize Skittles had a patriotic version either. I’m so fired up!
These are so fun! Love what you did with them!
YUM! These are so bright and I love all the red, white, and blue elements. #client