Canada Day Cupcakes

Oh Canada! Celebrate Canada Day with these bright and tasty red and white cupcakes. Easy to make! Simply bake red velvet cupcakes and add a buttercream swirl on top. Wilton® red Jimmies and Nonpareils Sprinkle Decorations add the final sprinkle of fun on top.


  • Favorite Cupcake Mix (or Recipe) – Red Velvet
  • Electric Mixer
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Food-Safe Scissors
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Solid Vegetable Shortening
  • Butter (or Margarine)
  • Sifted Confectioners' Sugar
  • Milk
  • 1 - Cooling Rack By Celebrate It®
  • 1 - Wilton® Jimmies Sprinkles™
  • 1 - Wilton® Nonpareils Sprinkles™ Multicolored
  • 1 - Wilton® Disposable Decorating Bags
  • 1 - Wilton® Decorating Tip, Open Star (#1M)
  • 1 - Celebrate It® Baking Cups, Standard, White
  • 1 - Celebrate It® 12-Cup Muffin Pan
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Quantities Needed:
1 Tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
½ C. Solid Vegetable Shortening
½ C. (1 Stick) Butter (or Margarine), Softened
4 C. Sifted Confectioners' Sugar
2 Tbsp. Milk

Step 1 Prepare the batter following your favorite cupcake mix (or recipe) directions.

Step 2 Bake and cool cupcakes in white baking cups. 

Step 3 Prepare the buttercream icing following your recipe directions.

Step 4 Prepare a disposable decorating bag with your 1M tip and then fill the bag with white icing.

Step 5 Pipe small swirls in center of cupcakes and add sprinkles.

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