Barbecue Grill Cupcakes

How to make barbecue grill cupcakes

Want a fun dessert for your next cookout? Why not make barbecue grill cupcakes! We found this recipe in Family Fun Magazine and made a few changes to simplify the directions.  Here’s what you need to do to make this yummy dessert:

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  • Your favorite cupcake mix or recipe
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Black Decorator Frosting (in a tub)
  • Orange Sugar Sprinkles or Nonpareils
  • Hot Tamales Candy (or Mike & Ike’s)
  • Brown M&Ms
  • Caramels
  • Fruit Candy like gumdrops, gummy worms, etc.
  • Black Food Coloring
  • Toothpicks
What to Do:
  1. Make your cupcakes according to the directions, let them cool, and frost with the chocolate frosting. Let this frosting set for about 20 minutes.
  2. Use your black decorator frosting to draw grill lines on your cupcakes.  Add fiery embers by sprinkling the orange sugar on top.
  3.  Make your food!
  • The hot dogs are made by using a toothpick dipped in black food coloring to draw grill lines on the Hot Tamales candies
  • The hamburgers are made by making grill line on brown M&Ms
  • The steaks are made by cutting a slice from a caramel and shaping it to look like meat.(You could also use a caramel cream to resemble a bone in the center.) Then use a toothpick to add grill lines.
  • The kabobs are made by cutting pieces of different colored fruit candies and caramels and sticking  them onto a toothpick in alternating colors to look like veggies and meat.
Have fun!

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