Camp Fire!

March 8th, 20121:51 am @ Cupcake Arts

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Campfire Cupcake

Roasting hot dogs, marshmallows, and Starbusts are some of my favorite things.

While these cupcakes are H-O-T hot they won’t require a gallon of gasoline to get started.  (Thank goodness)

Start with my Basic Icing and color it yellow.  I use Wilton Gels because it doesn’t change the consistency of the icing and it’s easy to find.

I also added a few drops cinnamon oil to give it a little heat.

Red Food Color

Once you have yellow icing cover a toothpick in red gel food coloring.

Yellow Icing

Then swirl the toothpick  around in the yellow icing.

Fire Icing

Carefully stir that with your spoon.  Don’t over stir or you’ll end up with orange icing.

You should have swirls of red, orange and yellow.

Logs

Next we’re gunna cut the Pirouette Rolled Wafers in thirds. These are going to be our yummy Logs.  I like the Chocolate Hazelnut or the Mint Chocolate ones best for this because they are brown in the middle. Although the white in the middle will work also.

Chocolate Chip Cupcake

Chocolate cupcakes work best because they look like dirt.

How to build a campfire

1. Put mini chocolate chips on as soon as the cupcakes come out of the oven.  This is so that they melt and stick to the cupcake. These are going to be our “coals”

2. Pipe a little dab of fire icing in the middle using Wiltons 1M tip. This is going to help the Logs stay in place and be angled properly.

3. Place Logs on top of the icing.

4. Top it off with a little more icing.  This will help keep the cookies on the cupcakes and just give it that finished look.

Bonfire

I also made mini cupcakes by placing and holding one log on top while putting enough icing on to hold it in place.

This may have looked better with black or orange cupcake papers.