Easy Fireworks Cupcake Toppers for the Fourth of July

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Patriotic Fireworks Cupcake Toppers Tutorial

Materials for 4th of July Fireworks Cupcake Toppers:

  • patriotic tinsel garland (I found mine at the dollar store)
  • toothpicks or skewers
  • low temperature hot glue gun

My cupcakes were iced with American buttercream icing, and sprinkled with some silver star sprinkles and edible disco dust glitter, so they'd look sort of like a night sky.

They're pretty just like that, I think!  But adding the fireworks cupcake topper did add a particularly fun and festive touch.

Cut a small length of the tinsel garland (4-5 inches, I didn't measure, I just eyeballed it).  Glue the ends to the top of a toothpick or skewer.  I used both, because I wanted my fireworks to sit at many different heights, just like a real fireworks display.

I think a collection of these don top of a cake (at various heights) would be so cool!  You could make some in different colors, make some larger, some smaller, etc. .  It would be amazing!

But cupcakes are definitely easier to serve at a summer BBQ.  Happy 4th of July!

Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido