Wilton Summer Fun BBQ Cupcakes

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Summer Fun BBQ Cupcakes

Keep the burgers and dogs theme on fire at your picnic, cookout or bar-b-que even after the grill’s cooled down! These cupcakes are the perfect dessert for Father's Day and all your summer outings.

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Make fondant grill decorations:
    Step A: Tint 2 oz. fondant Red/Brown for hot dogs, 1-3/4 oz. fondant Brown for burgers and 1/4 oz. Yellow for cheese.
    Step B: For the eight hot dogs, roll Red/Brown fondant into logs, 3/8 in. x 1-7/8 in. and curve slightly. Use Black edible color marker to draw grill marks on one side.
    Step C: For the three hamburgers, roll Brown fondant into three balls, 3/4 in., flatten to 1-3/8 in. diameter.
    Step D: For the three slices of cheese, use fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out Yellow fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use fondant trimmer to cut into 1 in. squares. Use damp brush to attach cheese squares to burgers.
  • 2
    Make cupcakes:
    Prepare batter following recipe directions. Pour batter into baking cups, then bake and cool cupcakes.
  • 3
    Decorate cupcakes:
    Step A: Prepare buttercream icing by beating 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening and 1 stick softened butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. vanilla extract. Gradually add 4 cups confectioners sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons milk, a little at a time, until icing is light and fluffy. (If you've never made this kind of icing before, check out the video near the top of this page.) Reserve some White icing, and tint other portions Gray, Red and Green.
    Step B: Make a batch of chocolate buttercream icing just as you did in Step A, but add 3/4 cup cocoa powder before you begin beating the mixture together. Tint chocolate buttercream icing BIack.
    Step C: For grill cupcakes, use spatula and black icing to ice top of cupcakes smooth. Use tip 5 and gray icing to outline grill. Beginning in center, pipe grid lines 1/2 in. apart. Position two hot dogs or a cheeseburger.
    Step D: For watermelon cupcakes, use Red icing and spatula to ice top of cupcakes smooth. Use tip 10 and Green icing to outline outer edge of cupcakes. Use tip 5 and White icing to pipe inner outline. Add mini chocolate chips on top.

    Each cupcake serves 1.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant in White, FoodWriter Fine Tip Edible Color Markers in Primary Colors, icing Colors in Christmas Red, Brown, Red-Red, Golden Yellow, Black and Kelly Green, Fondant Roller, Fondant Trimmer, Standard Size Muffin/Cupcake Pan, Decorator Brush Set, Cooling Grid, Angled Spatula, No. 5 & No. 10 Decorating Tips, Disposable Decorating Bags & Cupcakes Dessert Stand
  • •Your Favorite Cupcake Recipe, Vegetable Shortening, Butter or Margarine, Clear Vanilla Extract, Confectioners Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Milk, Mini Chocolate Chips, Baking Cups of Your Choice & Plastic Ruler