Next on my list to make for the End of Year BBQ was some fun cupcakes. I had so many plans, let's just say they did NOT go as planned so I went to plan B. I did find a fun idea that ran with and made my own, was these super cute BBQ Cupcakes on Two Busy Blondes. She pipped chocolate to make the grills, I was pressed for time so I just used some gel and made my grills. See below on what I did.
What you need:
Black Gel Frosting (Or make with chocolate)
Candy or Candy Clay for top of grill
I made a batch of Moist Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes found on Life, Love and Sugar and frosted with my Sturdy Buttercream Frosting. I used my frosting knife to smooth the frosting down. I used my Wilton Glitter Black gel to make a circle with lines going down to look like a grill on a BBQ. I had some left over Candy Clay I made to make the items on top of the grill.
12 oz Candy Melts (In the color you want)
1/4 Cup Light Corn Syrup
Melt the chocolate until it's smooth, mix in the corn syrup. Once it's all mixed up and sticking together wrap in plastic wrap (lay it flat). I found mine had to sit overnight to harden up and work it to what I needed. A little powder sugar helps it not stick to the counter and mold it to what you want.
For the cupcakes I used brown candy clay to make burgers. Orange candy clay for cheese, if I had yellow I would have used that instead (I used what I had on hand). I used red, green and orange on a toothpick to look like grilling peppers :).
I made a few fun cupcakes to match the swim theme also!
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