Fourth of July is just a few weeks away and many people have already started their party planning for this festive holiday. As most of you will probably agree, food is the most important part of any party. For this reason, HalfHourMeals is covering every aspect of your 4th of July party food – from appetizers and BBQ ideas to drinks and desserts, we will give you the best ideas for every element of your party. So stay tuned over the next few weeks for all of your party planning fun.

On today’s menu? Fourth of July cupcakes! We have 10 unique and easy red, white and blue cupcake ideas to help get your party planning started.

Why not light up this 4th of July with these great cupcake recipes:

1. Red White and Blue Tri-Colored Icing Cupcakes

[Source: ElizabethandDesserts.com]

2. Stars and Confetti 4th of July Cupcakes

[Source: TasteofHome.com]

3. Red White and Blue US Flag Cupcakes

[Source: Homecooking.about.com]

4. Red White and Blue Cupcakes – Red and Blue Stars

[Source: Culinary.net]

5. Fourth of July Tie Dye Cupcakes

[Source: ChicaandJo.com]

6. Red White and Blue Cupcakes – Berry Blend

[Source: AnniesEats.com]

7. 4th of July Cupcakes with Star Cookie Toppings

[Source: Wilton.com]

8. Red White and Blue Firework Cupcakes

[Source: Wilton.com]

9. Red, White and Blue Cupcakes – Red and Blue M&Ms

[Source: PluffMuddStudio.blogspot.ca]

10. Red, White and Blue 4th of July Cupcakes

[Source: MrFood.com]

Angela Nightingale

If you want to know the best cupcake shop in any major city in America, just ask Angela. This girl knows her sweets, and she isn't shy about letting you know that your german chocolate cake needs more chocolate. If you want to find Angela on any given day, she's probably looking up reviews to decide where to grab lunch, or in her downtime, binge-watching the latest 'it-series' on Netflix.

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