Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Here in Texas, we plan all of our camping trips in the fall since the summer is so hot. What better treat to serve during your weekend camping trip than these campfire cupcakes! We also host a lot of outdoor movie nights, using our backyard projection screen, with a small campfire to make s’mores. These campfire cupcakes are a hit during our outdoor movie parties. They are great to serve at a camping themed party.
How to Decorate Campfire Cupcakes
You can use a homemade cupcake recipe or prepare a packaged cake mix. To decorate campfire cupcakes you will need two different food coloring for the fire, pretzels sticks, and mini marshmallows. I recommend making chocolate cupcakes so it looks like dirt.
The trick to making your cupcake frosting look like real fire, is by adding two different piping bags, one with yellow frosting and one with orange frosting, together into a third piping bag to frost your cupcake at the same time. This will layer the orange and yellow frosting without blending together.
Add pretzel sticks as logs to your fire frosting.
Before displaying or serving, add mini marshmallows to toothpicks as roasted marshmallow skewers.
Print the full tutorial recipe below.
- 24 baked chocolate cupcakes
- 2 containers vanilla frosting
- pretzel sticks
- mini marshmallows
- orange gel food color
- yellow gel food color
- Wilton 1M piping tip
- 3 disposable piping bags
Mix and bake cupcakes according to package instructions and allow to cool completely.
Frost your cooled cupcakes and then place pretzel sticks around the frosting to look like logs, breaking the pretzels as needed to create varying heights.
Take two marshmallows and slide them onto the toothpicks. Decorate cupcakes with marshmallow skewers just before serving.
What is your favorite camping activity?
Don’t miss our Free Printable Camping Scavenger Hunt that will provide free fun for the family. Whether you are hosting a camping themed birthday party or taking your family on a weekend camping trip, this scavenger hunt and these campfire cupcakes are the perfect touch!
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