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.
FATHER'S DAY CUPCAKES
"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:
Caramel with cream centers
Orange colors sugar sprinkles
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 Mignon...you 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).