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Sunday, June 10, 2012

BBQ time!! Super cute cupcake tutorial - Mini bbq GRILL tops

We were invited to a BBQ and I thought these would be fun. I love, love, love the little details.


The last time I made these was for a themed teacher luncheon years ago but I only did kabobs.  This time I added hamburgers and steaks :)



Gummy bears, Parchment paper or wax paper, sparkle gel, candy melts, food color,
 toothpicks, and edible markers



I tested a few different things to trace and the lid to my large sprinkles worked the best for size. Melted and mixed black candy melts and white candy melts. I used a #2 tip and placed parchment paper over my template and traced grill tops :)


Yummmmm! {{drooling}} Chocolate cupcakes from scratch!!!

Cut the gummy bears apart into threes. Hubby thought I was having an anger issue and not sure why I was cutting the heads off gummy bears. Haha!

I made these kinda fast and now looking at the pic they look like more like poo patties then hamburgers....ummm....I'm glad I added the cheese :)

I used a large freezer bag, cut the corner and used a large icing tip.
Colored my icing yellow and orange and alternated colors when filling the bag. I don't like dark colors or red since they stain kids teeth/mouth :/ I opted for Wilton Sparkle Gel for red. 


Great for cupcakes but doesn't dry well so I would not recommended it for cookies

Added the grill tops (so cute!)


Mini hamburgers (some with cheese and some without,) kabobs, and steaks. 
All made from candy melts except the kabobs.



Ahhhh..... the REAL grill! We had a fantastic time and the food was awesome!

LOOK! The Two Busy Blondes 




My favorites guys!





Thank you for stopping by!


37 comments:

  1. Great idea! What reciepe did you use for the cup cakes and icing? And what size cup cakes? Then what did you use to make the hamburgers and cheese??? Thanks so much!!! -Summer

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  2. Hi!! I love this! What did you use for hamburger parties & cheese?!! Thanks :)

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  3. In the article it says she used melting chocolates for the burgers, cheese, and steaks.

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  4. @ Summer, I will type recipe and share. @ Carolina, I used candy melts (sold at Micheal's Craft Store or bake shop.) They are made by Wilton and can be ordered online. Depending on the time of year I would recommend not having them shipped during hot summer months. They come in a bunch of colors and easy to use. @ Kristin, Thank you!!

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  5. Would you recommend making these the day of? I have a BBQ coming up but I have a lot of food to prepare the morning of and was wondering how the grills would hold up over night or if they'd be ok? I love these!! Thanks for your help!

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  6. Thank you!!!! The chocolate stays the same if you make these grills and the toppings a week in advance and put in a zip lock. I wouldn't put in the fridge (store room temp) since they get sticky with condensation coming back to room temp. I would do the gummy bears the night before and ziplock as well so they don't get hard. Cupcakes (even with icing) will do well over night.

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  7. I love food that looks like food it really isn't! (if that made sense) So cute! You should consider entering these into the Dessert Challenge on Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/contest/dessert/

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  8. This is SO much fun....kudos on a great idea~

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  9. These are so adorable, thanks for sharing them! I can't wait to try them out this year. :)

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  10. Thank you so much for the nice comments! @Nicole - I'll have to check the contest out. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. We have school holidays coming up so I think we are going to give these a try.

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  12. I came across this on Pinterest... I absolutly LOVE IT!!! I am making my own cake for my wedding this October, and seeing as my new last name will be GRILL... This seems like a better (and much more cute) idea :)

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  13. These are sooo cute!!
    Junior mints and red hots would have been good for hamburgers and hot dogs.

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  14. I think these are awesome!!!!!! Great job!!!!!

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  15. Love! Love! Love these!
    Just wounding how you made the steaks, I'm assuming candy melts, with black markings a gel writer?
    Did you happen to post the chocolate muffin recipe?
    Thanks so much!

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  16. These are such a cute idea! I have a BBQ that we might be going to this week end. I was thinking of going with this idea and running with it! I have some other thoughts for food that I might try. I do have one question. How did you get the gummy bear kabobs to stay on the cupcakes?

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  17. I made these today!! They were sooo much fun and turned out perfect!! Thank you for the inspiration!! They are now going in the cook book permanently:)

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  18. These are so adorable!! I don't think I saw this information, what do you use to make the steaks, hamburgers and cheese? I can't wait to make these next summer!!

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  19. i love it
    great idea, thanks you

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  20. Simply delicious looking bbq cupcake! Feeling quite hungry now :)

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  21. Simply adorable! Must try these for our summer family reunion! Thank you for sharing :) http://www.mycraftingattic.com

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  22. great idea! love it! nice job too! i have a question for you.... i like to draw my own candy for my cupcakes as well. how do you , or what do you do to get the tip to stay on the bag? are you using the white plastic tip holders and then filling the melted chocolate? i have such a hard time with free handing my designs.

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    1. Really like the mini grill cupcakes, .. i made a larger version, standard full size 8" round, idea was from Woman's World, grocery store ck. out lane , & it was just in time for my son's 1st. Father's day,& it turned out sooo well, I impressed myself, wish I could share the finished pic, but you can find me on F.bk.

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  23. Hello, ladies! Stopping by to let you know that I featured your WAY TOO CUTE dessert in a Memorial Day themed blog post today: http://www.chattingoverchocolate.com/2013/05/memorial-day-pinspiration.html ... Thanks for sharing the fabulous tutorial! Enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend!!

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  24. Could you share the recipe for the frosting and cupcake please? -Rose

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  25. These are so cute!

    Just as an FYI--I thought these were so adorable that I wanted to share them on FB--when I copied and pasted the link into my status update the only pictures it gave me the option of showing were your headshot or the blog header. I probably would have more folks click through and see the adorable-ness if I had been able to use a picture of the actual cupcakes.

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  26. These look fantastic! What a cute idea, will definitely have to try them (when I get time!).

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  27. What a creative, fun idea! I love it!

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  28. This is a wonderful idea to decorate cupcakes.....I am surely goin to try it.....

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  29. What kind of icing did you use?

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  30. Made this today, they are so cute!! I did figure out a way to do hot dogs too, I used Strawberry Fruit Roll ups. Cut into strips then roll them up & cut to the size you want. Worked really good.

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  31. Seriously the cutest freaking cupcakes I have ever seen!!!!

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