I was volunteered to make dessert for a 4th of July party we were attending. I had been craving cupcakes, so I made a batch of both chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. Yes, I cheated and used boxed cake mix. I had some pretty red, white, and blue liners, but did not think just using the liners was fancy enough for the party. So I laid out the cupcakes in a rectangle and used red, white, and blue icing to make a flag design. I even used store-bought icing and just added in food coloring, so it was a quick and easy project. I didn't have the gel coloring on hand, so I used liquid food coloring. I hate that I can't get colors as vibrant that way, but it's what I had. I think they turned out cute, and I hope everyone enjoyed the cupcakes!