Have a Blast with a Firework Cupcakes Recipe

Firework Cupcakes - Perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and all of your Summer get-togethers!

Celebrate America + Summer with Firework Cupcakes!

From May until September, we love celebrating good ol’ fashion American Summers. One of my favorite parts of the season is all of the opportunities to watch firework shows. My birthday falls right in the middle of July so it feels like a non-stop celebration!

Firework Cupcakes

Bring every Summer BBQ, cookout, and holiday to life with these fun, colorful Firework Cupcakes! They bring back a little of my childhood with the addition of Twizzlers as the fireworks and Pop Rocks Popping Candy

Firework Cupcakes

To make decorating easier, you’ll want to pick up a Wilton Dessert Decorator Pro and Foil Cupcake Liners to add more dazzle!

Try This FUN Firework Cupcakes Recipe with the Kids!

Firework Cupcakes


Have a BLAST with these festive cupcakes!



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  • 1½ cups Flour
  • 1½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • ⅔ cup Sugar
  • 1½ sticks Butter
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • ½ cup Milk


  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 3½ cups Powdered Sugar

Decorations + Supplies

  • 1 pkg Twizzlers Pull and Peel
  • Strawberry Pop Rocks
  • Foil Cupcake Liners


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line a muffin tin with red and blue foil cupcake liners. 

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Wisk and set aside.

  3.  In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.

  4. Add vanilla and eggs, mix until combined. 

  5. Alternate adding dry ingredients and milk, mixing between each addition.

  6. Grab two additional bowls and divide your cupcake mix evenly between the bowls.

  7. Set one bowl aside, then in the next bowl, add a few drops of red gel food coloring, mix well. 

  8. In the last bowl, add a few drops of blue gel food coloring, and mix.

  9. Add 1 tbsp of white cupcake batter to the bottom of each liner. 

  10. Next, add 1 tbsp of blue to one side, and 1 tbsp of red to the other. 

  11. Finally, add 1 tbsp white batter to the top of the cup. 

  12. Cupcakes should be 1/2-2/3 full, if not, alternate adding different colored batter to the cups.

  13. Using a toothpick, swirl the batter gently. 

  14. Bake 18-20 minutes.  Allow your cupcakes to cool completely before frosting

Frosting + Decorations

  1. Next, in a large bowl combine butter, cream cheese, and vanilla, mix well. 

  2. Next, in a large bowl combine butter, cream cheese, and vanilla, mix well. 

  3. While you wait, trim twizzlers candy to about 2-3 inches long, fraying one end of the candy to look like fireworks.

  4. Frost cupcakes, then add a twizzler to the middle, and finish with pop rocks for a fun popping cupcake experience.



  1. These are so cute. What a great idea!

  2. These are super cute and very clever!

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