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BBQ Grill Cupcakes – Father’s Day Idea!

  • Author: Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living

Ingredients

  • Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix
  • Betty Crocker whipped vanilla frosting
  • Wilton chocolate melting candy
  • Gumdrops
  • Mike and Ike’s
  • Junior Mints
  • Yellow sugar sprinkles
  • Brown, red, and yellow food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Prepare your cupcakes as directed on the box.
  3. Separate your can of frosting into two separate cups.
  4. Place a couple drops of yellow food coloring in one cup and a couple drops of red food coloring in the other cup and mix.
  5. Place your star tip in the bottom of a large decorating bag.
  6. Scoop your yellow frosting into one side of the bag and the red frosting into the other side of the bag.
  7. Frost a swirl onto each cupcake and top off with your yellow sugar sprinkles.
  8. Melt two cups of your chocolate melting candy in a microwave safe dish on 50% power for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  9. Scoop your all the chocolate into a decorating bag and cut a small tip off the end.
  10. Lay your parchment paper out on the table and draw small 4 inch circles with lines across with your melted chocolate bag and let harden.
  11. When your chocolate grill tops have hardened, place them gently on top of your cupcakes.
  12. Cut small squares from your gum drops, place them on a toothpick to look like a skewer, and set it gently on top of your chocolate grill.
  13. Add a couple orange mike and Ike’s and/or Junior Mints to each grill.
  14. To make the grill marks on your hotdogs, dip the end of a toothpick into brown food coloring and press gently onto each orange Mike and Ike.

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