4th of July Cupcakes with Cookie Toppers

Last week I made a little batch of cupcakes and some cute 4th of July cookie toppers.  We don’t have any big party plans for the 4th this year, but these would sure be perfect for those of you who do.

The cookie toppers can be made a few days ahead of time (up to a week) and then you can just add them to some simple cupcakes (either homemade or store bought).

HERE is my tutorial on making mini cookie cupcake toppers.

For these ones you’ll need a small star shaped cookie cutter (if you don’t have one I’d try looking at Michael’s or Wal-mart).  And you’ll need some 4 inch lollipop sticks (like these ), also available at most craft stores.

You could certainly get a lot more detailed with these than I did.  But I think even these simple ones add a pretty festive touch.

The cupcakes are a simple (box mix) vanilla cupcake (sorry if I just crushed your image of me!) topped with my favorite vanilla cream cheese frosting (in warm weather add very little cream or liquid to the frosting, or it will be too soft to hold any shape).  I frosted these with my favorite 1M (large open star) tip.

Happy Birthday my dear sweet U.S.A!!

For those of you outside the U.S., you could certainly alter this idea with the colors of your home country.


  1. Those are so beautiful! Great job!

    I recently made some patriotic cupcakes for Memorial Day…check'em out if you want!

    Have a great weekend!


  2. these are adorable. I have yet to try cookie toppers, maybe soon. I've been without a cookie inspiration for a while now.
    Love the candy, very festive photo.

  3. These are so cute! I love the tootsie rolls! I didn't know they came in awesome packaging like that!!

  4. perfectly gorgeous Glory :o)

  5. I'm inspired! Hmmmm… maybe I should decorate the house tomorrow.

  6. I really like the idea of using cut-out sugar cookies for a topper!!!
    And yum! The cupcakes look so good.

  7. These are great! Perfect for 4th of July 😉

    I'm going to have to hunt down some of those candies too


  8. Oh my goodness, I love thos patriotic tootsie rolls. Would you mind sharing where you got them?

  9. Looks like the little tootsie rolls stole the limelight from my cupcakes! Oh well…

    I bought the tootsie rolls at a discount grocery store called Winco, in their bulk bins.

  10. These cupcakes look wonderful with the cookie toppers! such a great idea!

  11. How gorgeous! I must organize my own 4th of july treats 🙂

  12. Amazing! I also made decorated sugar cookies but i have not tried them as cupcake toppers…definitely will try it out though!
    here are my cookies:

  13. Absolutely adorable!! I used them for my cupcake inspiration:

    I didn't have enough time to try the toppers so I settled for a candle to represent America's birthday! The section under your "Spring Cupcakes" was really helpful in explaining how the toppers work…can't wait to get more time to try them!

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