Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Grate" Gift for Dad

I was going to wait until Sunday to post this, but I've had so many friends ask me how I made them and wanted more details! So here it is!

I want to give credit to where I saw this idea, because I didn't think of it on my own. Family Fun, The Cupcake Blog, Polka-Dot Apron ....I have seen it on a few other personal blogs as well. Just trying to give credit to whom it belongs.  

 "Grate Gift for Dad"

Bake chocolate cupcakes however you like. I use box mix to keep it on the simple side.

What candy you need:
Hot Tamales
Caramel with cream centers
Orange colors sugar sprinkles

Other supplies:
Black frosting
White frosting (to mix a little with black to make gray frosting)
Decorating tips and bags
Knife (to cut candy pieces)

First sprinkle the cupcakes with the orange sugar sprinkles (burning embers!). Then pipe with the gray frosting the grill over the orange sprinkles. I used just a little orange, and as things started to pile up, its not as noticeable. I would use a lot more next time. The rest is up to you.

Shape the caramel with cream center into meat "shapes"--like a pork chop, or a t-bone, or fillet get the point. Since the caramels where so think, I cut them horizontally so I could get 2 chops from 1. Use the hot tamales for the "hot dogs." Don't forget to put on the "grill marks" using the black frosting and a toothpick.

These are my favorite little puppies. Kabobs! Use the hot tamales for the "sausage" part, then cut up yellow and green mike-n-ikes for the "pineapple" and "bell peppers" part of the kabob. You can get creative with other things for the kabobs, but I had to use what I could find. Again, add "grill marks" for more detail.

Be creative on what you put on which cupcakes. Keep a variety to make them each unique!

I LOVE how they all look together as a group. Makes me smile. And my husband has already snatched one!

Hope you enjoy! I don't mind anyone using my pictures, however, please give credit to me (for the photo) and to Family Fun (for the idea).


Skinnie Piggie said...

These are awesome!

Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

THESE ARE SUCH CUTE CUPCAKES!!!! would be GREAT for a BBQ with friends too. Thanks so much for idea... .I will def use in a future blog post and give credit where credit due. :o)

raquel Guevarra said...

very creative and colorful, I like it it can also use as a give away =)

Lori said...

I have never seen such a thing before, I love it!!! My husband would just love'em too.

Lori said...

I just love your blog. I'm gonna grab your button to put on my blog, Thanks!

Shoregirl said...

These are SUPER cute!!!

claire said...

what a cute gift !! thanks for sharing !!

Kim McCallie said...

These are the cutest things! I especially love your "steak" because caramel creams are one of my favorite candies. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Sabrina-eat.drink.and be merry. said...

sooooo cute!!! You must have had so much fun making these! They came out so great!

Jerri Rivers said...

I love these! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

These are adorable! Very creative. Congratulations on all the features ;)

Lesley said...

Hey Caroline!

I featured your adorable cupcakes on my blog today. If you want to take a peek:

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