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Grill Cupcakes

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Grill Cupcakes
  • Prep Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24
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Grill Cupcakes

Turn cupcakes into fun edible grills topped with candy steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn, foil wrapped potatoes and even pizza!

Ingredients

1
Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ triple chocolate fudge cake mix
Eggs, water and oil called for on cake mix package
1-2 tubs Betty Crocker™ Hershey's™ milk chocolate frosting
1
tub Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Yellow food color
3
tablespoons chocolate cookie crumbs
Orange and red decorating sugar
1
can Betty Crocker™ black decorating icing
1
batch modeling chocolate
Various food coloring to color modeling chocolate
Black food coloring marker
Optional: Silver luster dust and clear vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1 Bake cupcakes according to package instructions. Allow to cool completely.
  • 2 Frost cupcakes using Betty Crocker™ Hershey's™ milk chocolate frosting, using as much or as little as you'd like. Smooth out the frosting making the tops of each cupcake flat.
  • 3 Color the tub of vanilla frosting using yellow food coloring. Scoop out into a microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave for 15-25 seconds until melted.
  • 4 Spoon some yellow frosting over center of one cupcake, leaving about 1/4-inch border around the edges.
  • 5 Immediately sprinkle on some cookie crumbs, orange sugar and red sugar to make each cupcake look like it has coals and flames in it.
  • 6 Repeat, creating all 24 cupcakes.
  • 7 Pipe grill grate lines over cupcakes using black cake icing.
  • 8 Color and shape modeling chocolate into hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, corn, steaks, potatoes, and pizzas. Add grill marks using a black food coloring marker and brush on silver luster dust mixed with clear vanilla extract to mimic aluminum foil.
  • 9 Use some leftover frosting or cake icing to attach the modeling chocolate food to the tops of each grill.
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Cupcakes shaped like miniature grills – complete with tiny burgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob!

As prepared by Hungry Happenings,

Next time you fire up the grill for a big cookout, bring these grill cupcakes for a fun summertime treat!

If you walk through my neighborhood on any summer evening, you'll smell fresh cut grass and meat smoking on a grill. Like most folks, during the warmer months we tend to migrate outside to enjoy the beautiful weather and the taste of good food cooked over a fire. Recently we were invited to one of these cookouts and since I was asked to bring dessert, I thought it would be fun to whip up a batch of grill shaped cupcakes to honor this warm weather tradition. Not only do they taste great, they look super cute and are a popular treat for summer parties.

I wanted my cupcakes to be a bit unique, so I sculpted some unusual food using modeling chocolate and tossed them onto my tiny grills. In addition to the hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and steaks, I added some grilled corn on the cob, baked potatoes that look like they were wrapped in aluminum foil, and even pizzas. I love all of these things cooked on a real grill, and they looked especially cute on top of my grill cupcakes!


Grill Cupcakes

The first thing you need to do is whip up a batch of cupcakes using Betty Crocker Super Moist Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix.


Grill Cupcakes

Then top them with some Betty Crocker Hershey's Milk Chocolate Frosting. Use as little or as much as you like, just smooth it out so you have a nice flat surface for your grill. 


Grill Cupcakes

I wanted my grills to look like they had a pit filled with flames and charcoal, so I built layers of color to create this effect. I started by coloring my Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Vanilla Frosting with yellow food coloring. I heated it in the microwave until it was melted so I could easily pour it over my cupcakes. I used crushed chocolate cookies for my coal, and red and orange decorating sugar to create the look of flames. 


Grill Cupcakes

Each cupcake was topped with some yellow frosting and a sprinkling of cookie crumbs, along with some red and orange sugar. 


Grill Cupcakes

To make the grill grate, I piped Betty Crocker Black Decorating Cookie Icing over each cupcake. I chose to make a pretty detailed grate by piping a large circle around the edge of the cupcake and adding one line across the circle and several lines going perpendicular to the first line. If you want to make it easier to decorate these, just add a few lines going across each cupcake. Either way, they'll look great for your cookout!


Grill Cupcakes

To make the food, I first made a batch of modeling chocolate (you can find my tutorial for How to Make Modeling Chocolate here). I colored the modeling chocolate to look like the food, then sculpted it into hot dogs, hamburger, cheeseburgers, cut pieces of corn on the cob, steaks and pizzas. Then I added grill marks using a black food coloring marker. 

To make the cheese-topped pizza, start by making a crust and then brush on some red food coloring to be the sauce. Take a ball of white modeling chocolate and run it over a fine cheese grater. Add that "cheese" to the top of the pizza and add some modeling chocolate pepperoni slices or whatever toppings you'd like. 

To make aluminum foil-wrapped baked potatoes, create a potato shape out of modeling chocolate and roll it around on a piece of crumpled up aluminum foil to add some texture. Then combine a small amount of clear vanilla extract with some silver luster dust and paint it onto the modeling chocolate potato to mimic aluminum foil. Allow it to dry completely before adding it to your grill cupcakes. 


Grill Cupcakes

Use some leftover frosting to attach the food items to each grill cupcake. 


Grill Cupcakes

And voila! Cute grill cupcakes that are sure to be a hit at your next party!


Beth happily spends her days creating fun food and handmade chocolate, and enjoys sharing step-by-step tutorials with her readers on her blog, Hungry Happenings. Be sure to check out her profile to see all the other festive foods she's made for Tablespoon.com.

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