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Monday, July 1, 2013

Super Easy Red White and Blue Cupcakes!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Finishing Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
About 1 hour with Baking

Makes 1 dozen cupcakes


12          Red Velvet Cupcakes, baked and cooled, can use homemade or box mix. (Recipe here)
1/2 cup  Raspberry Preserves 
1- 8oz    Cool Whip, or other whipped topping, thawed
4 tbl       Blue Gelatin Mix Powder
              Blue Food Coloring or Gel (optional)

Method of Preparation:
1.  With a small apple corer remove the center of each cupcake.
2.  In medium bowl mix 1/2 the whipped topping with 2 tbl of gelatin mix and a few drops of blue food coloring.  
3.  Using a small pastry bag pipe remaining cool  whip into the center of each cupcake. Top with a tablespoon of raspberry preserves.  Using a larger pastry bag with a star tip pipe the blue cool whip onto each cupcake.  
4.  Sprinkle the remaining 2 tbl of blue gelatin onto the cupcakes.
Chill for 1 hour before serving.

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