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Monday, September 8, 2014

BBQ Grill Themed Cupcakes

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:
Cupcakes frosted
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.

Candy Clay:
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!  

Thanks for stopping by

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  1. Those are both so cute and great for a summer BBQ party!

  2. adorable! would love it you came by and shared this on our KidsintheKitchen linky

  3. These are so cute! The BBQ ones would be fun to take to a cookout. I love the teddy cookie in the lifesaver on the other!

  4. OMG Alexis! I totally love your creations! I'm gonna make these for the grillmaster that occupies my home (my hubby)! Thanks for sharing with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party:)


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