Three easy steps make red, white and blue cupcakes ready for a grand celebration.
What You Need
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Frost 9 cupcakes with frosting; sprinkle with red sugar. Frost 6 cupcakes with frosting; sprinkle with blue sugar and star decors. Frost remaining 9 cupcakes with frosting. Arrange cupcakes as shown in photo.
To make flag pole, arrange pretzel rods end-to-end and wrap with fruit snack; place on left side of arranged cupcakes. Store loosely covered.