American Flag Cupcakes

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Today we are making these east American flag cupcakes! Turning regular cupcakes into fun 4th of July cupcakes is so easy using just a few M&M’s.

Easy american flag cupcakes

It’s going to be 4th of July before we know it! 

We thought we’d get ready and celebrate by creating these adorable American flag cupcakes!

We turned regular vanilla cupcakes into a patriotic cupcake, but making an American flag on the top of the cupcakes using only red and blue M&M’s!

This recipe is so stinkin easy that it totally feels like cheating. But the cupcakes are so delicious and so much fun, that no one will notice!

These would be perfect to bring to a 4th of July BBQ! 


  • Your favorite premade white cupcakes (It can from a cake mix or a homemade cupcake.)
  • White frosting
  • Red and blue mini M&Ms
  • Decorating piping bag
  • Piping bag tip
  • Cupcake liners

How to Make Your American Flag Cupcakes

We choose to make American Flag Cupcakes because what else screams 4th of July then the good ol Red White and Blue flag?

These cupcakes are seriously so easy and fun to make. The only problem you may run into is eating up the M&Ms before you are finished.

So make sure to just avoid the red and blue ones!

Bake your cupcakes according to your favorite recipe, or by following the directions on the box. 

American flag cupcakes

Now let your cupcakes cool completely before icing them. 

america flag cupcakes made easy with m&ms

Ice your cupcakes with the vanilla icing. We used a piping bag to get a smoother more finished look for cupcakes.

If you’ve never used a piping bag, its pretty easy. You simply cut off the tip and stick in your decorating tip. You then use a big spoon to fill up your piping bag. 

Yes, you can even use store bought icing for this! I’ve done it and it worked great.

In a pinch, you could ice your cupcakes without the decorating bag, but it really adds a finished look. 

American flag cupcakes for 4th of July

Now place 6 of the blue M&M’s in the left corner of your cupcake, in a triangle shape. 

American flag cupcakes

Then use the red M&M’s to create the stripes of your American flag. 

Repeat using all of your cupcakes. 

You’ll have an adorable, American flag themed cupcake batch ready for any 4th of July party!

American flag cupcakes
American flag cupcakes
Yield: 12 Cupcakes

American Flag Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Super cute American Flag Cupcakes. These are so easy yet so tasty!


  • White Cake Cupcakes
  • Vanilla Icing
  • M&M minis


  1. Bake up your favorite white cupcakes.
  2. Let your cupcakes cool completely.
  3. Using a piping bag, pipe vanilla icing onto each of your cooled cupcakes.
  4. Separate blue and red M&M candies from the rest of your M&Ms.
  5. Starting with the blue M&Ms, create a blue triangle with 6 of the candies in the upper right corner of your cupcake.
  6. Finish your American flag design by creating stripes down the rest of your cupcakes with the red M&M's.
  7. You'll have a dozen American flag cupcakes in no time!


We recommend buying a big bag of the M&M minis. If you plan on making more than a dozen of these cupcakes, you may want to purchase more than one bag.

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