Red, White, and Blue Labor Day Cupcakes

I really did not plan to bake cupcakes for the Labor Day weekend, but I wanted to bake something. So this is what I ended up with. I already had the red, white, and blue sprinkles, so it just worked out that way to have cupcakes matching the theme for this weekend. I am also really trying to keep things simple these days since I'm planning to move AGAIN and most of my things are back in boxes, ugh!. I think I have had enough drama and activity this year, I'm starting to feel depressed. Yes, cupcakes can cause drama sometimes! LOL Like the time that I decided to take a dozen iced cupcakes to work with me on a hot summer day. That icing was like melted ice cream all over the place. I've learned to pack my cupcakes with ice to keep them cool when traveling. I've also learned not to bake cupcakes in the summer time. Which is why I bake cookies a lot during the hot summer months and bake the cupcakes during the winter. By baking these cupcakes, I was also challenging myself to make sure that I only fill the cupcake #liners 2/3 of the way so that I don't over fill the liners with the batter. Can you imagine how dramatic it would be if I had overfilled these cupcake liners.

I had found a cute cookbook by the Food Network Magazine, the book title is The Big *Fun* Kids Cookbook and I found some inspiring recipes inside for cupcakes. The first #recipe that I came to is called the Classic #Vanilla #Cupcake. I like vanilla cupcakes, and it is a very simple recipe. So, I made the Vanilla cupcakes with the cream cheese icing which I also love. However, I just learned this evening that my daughter isn't a fan of cream cheese #icing. I'll have to remember this.

Anyway, these cupcakes turned out delicious and there was no drama involved. . The only thing I would recommend when using this recipe is to double the recipe for the #cupcakes and the icing so that you'll have plenty to share or enough to keep for yourself.