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Patriotic Surprise Firework Cupcakes

A patriotic way to enjoy a sweet cupcake with a surprise middle.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, Firework Cupcakes, Patriotic cupcakes
Servings: 18
Calories: 356cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers


  • 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.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 356cal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg