I usually end up making my cupcakes in a hurry but these I probably did in record time. I decided to make them just a couple of hours before I had company over. I went to the store and found some 4th of July wrappers and grabbed m&m's and some licorice really having no idea what I was going to do. From the time I got home until they were completed took me about an hour. I made 2 of what is pictured above for a total of 24 cupcakes, 12 for me and my guests and 12 for my parents and theirs. Once I decided to use the flag as my inspiration it went by very quick!