Backyard BBQ Cupcakes

These backyard BBQ cupcakes are super cute and easy to make– you don’t have to be a grill master to make them.

I bought colored sugar at the bulk store a couple of weeks ago because it was available in so many colors. I didn’t know what I would use it for, but it looked a lot of fun. The black sugar looked a lot like charcoal, so I thought they would make really cute BBQ cupcakes.

Backyard BBQ Cupcakes

Ingredients:

– ready made cupcakes (I used chocolate cupcakes)
– chocolate frosting or butter cream
– “Hot Tamale” Candy
– Caramel Squares
– Multi colored Gummi Worms
– Black sugar, orange sugar, red sugar
– black food color
+ toothpicks

Directions:

Frost your cupcakes with the chocolate frosting. Reserve 2 tablespoons of frosting, and using a small amount of the black food coloring gel, dye the frosting gray.

 

Place black sugar in a bowl, and dip the top of the frosted cupcakes in the sugar to fully coat. The black will be the ‘charcoal’ of our BBQ’s.

Sprinkle a little bit of orange and red sugar on top to represent ‘hot’ coals.

Using a parchment triangle or a piping bag to pipe lines across the cupcakes using the gray frosting. These will represent the grill of the BBQ.

Prep the “Meat”:

– Mold the caramels into steaks using. Next, cut the multi-colored gummy worms into small pieces, and skewer them onto a toothpick.
– Dip a toothpick into the black food coloring gel, and draw lines across the candy to make it look like grill marks. Place the finished candies onto the ‘bbq’.

5 Comments

  1. These are adorable! They would have been perfect to make for my dad the grillmaster, maybe next year or for the 4th of July :)

  2. These are looking supercute. Its a wonderful idea to have it in summers !

  3. Great site. Lots of helpful information here. I’m sending it to a few friends ans additionally sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you in your sweat!

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