Follow this easy tutorial make cute campfire inspired cupcakes. They’ll be a hit at campouts, bbqs, wiener roasts or lumberjack themed parties!
Making your own cute cupcakes doesn’t have to be hard. The cute campfire cupcakes come together in just a minute or two and anyone can do it. They are precious for all sorts of party themes and you can make them so much more affordably than ordering a cake.
I actually made these cupcakes for my dad’s birthday. We had a party for him the weekend after Thanksgiving, but with all of the holiday craziness I haven’t had a chance to share them.
These started with some inspiration from Pinterest. I was looking for ideas for something a bit more masculine to make for him.
With all of the cooking I already had on the agenda for the holiday itself and plans to make a roaster full of homemade chicken and egg noodles, I wanted to keep the treats simple. But it was a milestone birthday for him, so I wanted them to be fun as well.
There were all sorts of ideas that would have been perfect for him in other stages of his life. Baseball themed cakes or gold designs might have been perfect before.
Now he is pretty much a country boy homesteader. But he loves to host bonfires, so when I saw some fire inspired cupcakes I was excited to make them.
He loves chocolate dipped pretzels, so I did some pretzel sticks in dark chocolate for the twigs. Then I made a batch of semi-homemade white cupcakes.
White cake and white frosting is his favorite combination and he particularly likes the texture of that particular recipe. However you could just as easily make some devilishly good chocolate cupcakes or a box of your favorite mix.
You can alternate spoonfuls of each color, or try to keep one color on either side of the bag. It doesn’t have to be perfect,it just gives the fire a little life and variation.
The cupcakes I found on Pinterest had the twigs arranged on the outside of the fire. So I tried several different variations of that method.
In the end, none of them turned out quite like I had envisioned. So I altered it to match my vision of a campfire.
To do the same just start with a small dollop of frosting in the center of the cupcake. Add several pretzel sticks, breaking some as necessary to create your desired look.
Now pipe a quick swirl of the yellow and orange frosting on top. Voila! You campfire is ready!
If you want to roast marshmallows and hot dogs over your fire, I don’t blame you! Just put mini marshmallows or pink or red Mike & Ikes on toothpicks and you’re ready to roast!
Everyone thought these cupcakes turned out pretty cute and I would say I agree. Plus they were really fast and easy to put together, so that is a win all the way around.
What are your favorite cute cupcake decorating ideas? I’d love to see pictures on social media, tag me so I can see!
If you want a big cake, check out our camping cake tutorial. The birthday candles make a fun campfire as well.