Ginger Snap Crafts: Red, White & Blue Cupcakes {tutorial} + a Smarties Prize Pack {giveaway}

Red, White & Blue Cupcakes {tutorial} + a Smarties Prize Pack {giveaway}

red, white & blue 4th of July

4th of July is almost here! Yay!
Like I’ve said before it’s one of my favorite holidays!
This year we aren’t doing too much since we just got back from vacation,
& we have company coming in less than 2 weeks {Yikes!!},
but I still wanted to celebrate a little bit with the kiddos! 
So this week we had a little impromptu 4th of July party.
{I’ll be sharing a few more things that we did in the next several days.}
I also have a Smarties Prize Pack Giveaway….so keep reading!  Yay!

4th of july smarties candy

You always have to have something sweet
when you are having a party…well, we do anyways!
Winking smile 

So we decided to make some red, white & blue cupcakes.
They were super easy to make.  {Actually the kiddos made these!}

red, white & blue cupcake

They are as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Mix your white cake batter.  Divide into thirds.
Then use food coloring to make red & blue.
2. Put a little of all 3 colors in each cupcake liner then bake.
3. Then the fun part…decorating!  We used red, white & blue icing.
Then we used Smarties for our stars & stripes.

Smarties are easy to find.  They can be found almost everywhere.
I bought ours at Walmart, but you can also purchase them
at Target, Dollar General, Family Dollar & Dollar Tree & other stores.

#iamasmartie cupcakes

Does the cupcake stand look familiar? 
I just cut some 4th of July paper and laid it on top!
It worked perfectly for our 4th of July party!

#iamasmartie 4th of july party

Smarties are the perfect candy for summer!  They don’t MELT!  Yay!
So our cupcakes stayed nice & pretty even though it was HOT outside.
Did you know that Smarties are a low calorie treat? 
One roll of original Smarties is only 25 calories.

4th of july #iamasmartie

Aren’t those cupcakes so fun & festive??
LOVE how they turned out!

OK….are YOU ready for a fun giveaway from Smarties?

Up for grabs today is a Smarties Prize Pack that includes:

    • 1 Theater box Smarties
    • 1 small bag Original Smarties
    • 1 small bag Tropical Smarties
    • 1 small bag X-Treme Sour Smarties
    • 1 small bag Smarties in a Pouch
    • 1 small bag Easter Smarties

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  1. Those cupcake look so good!
    I like the regular smarties, they are the best!
    We are having a BBQ and celebrating my 5yr old bday!

  2. My favorite Smarties are the original! Luv them and now so do my kids! Your cupcakes look so yummy! Thsnks for the chance to win!

  3. The Mega Smarties Roll looks great.

  4. We are having a neighbor BBQ for the 4th!

  5. My favorite are the original! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  6. I like the Giant Smarties. :)


  7. This July 4th family barbecue will be a lot of fun.


  8. I follow you publicly on GFC.


  9. I love the original ones, but my kids went nutso one time when we bought a giant roll :)

  10. We'll be visiting grandparents and cousins on the 4th!

  11. My favorite form of Smarties is in a candy necklace. Haha! That brings back so many memories...

  12. I love the Just Married smarties simply because I just got engaged! We are having a candy stations at our wedding so of course those are perfect! As far as 4th of July spending time with my family and cooking out! What are your plans for the 4th July, do share with us please?

  13. I'm a classic girl, so I'd have to say Original. Plus,that's what my grandma would always pass out to us to keep us quiet in church. :)

  14. For the 4th my girls are going to be in the parade, so watching that, a BBQ later, relaxing and then fireworks that night.

  15. Love that the cupcakes were festive inside and out! My nieces loves Smarties and love eating just the tops of cupcakes. They'd be in HEAVEN!

  16. We're staying home for 4th of July and having a BBQ. We may head up the street a bit to get a better look at the big fireworks.

  17. The original Smarties are my favorite!! Thanks for such a great giveaway!!

  18. My family will be over for the 4th - BBQing of course!

  19. I'm a Canadian so when you guys talk about Smarties I get confused because our Smarties are candy coated chocolate, we call what you are using here Rockets lol. I like the original ones the best :) If you would like some Canadian smarties, let me know - I can send you some :)

  20. The Extreme Sour Smarties! Love sour! Love Smarties! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Blue Strong on FB!

  21. I am an orginal person but love the cupcake

  22. Those blue cupcakes are perfect for my son's mario brothers theme birthday party. Loved it.


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