Summer Long Weekends

How to Decorate Amazing Campfire Cupcakes

We are so excited about the long weekend and even more excited to show you our new campfire cupcakes! These adorable themed cupcakes are both charming and delicious. So, let’s grab the ingredients and get started!

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Campfire Cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Amazing Campfire Cupcakes

What You’ll Need:
  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Buttercream Icing
  • Food Colouring
  • Stick Pretzels
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Toothpicks
  • Cupcake Liners
  • A Lighter
  • Piping Bags
  • Large Star Icing Tip
  • Plastic Wrap
Chocolate cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

First, make cupcakes using your favourite chocolate cake recipe. We like this one from Vegan Huggs. While they are baking and cooling, let’s begin to make the fiery icing!

Bowls of coloured icing by Champagne and Sugarplums

Using a delicious buttercream icing (our recipe is at the end of this page), create three equal portions of icing. Add food colouring to each portion to make one red, one orange and finally, one yellow. We strongly recommend using gel colouring over the liquid type. The gel will give more vibrant colours and will not change the consistency of the icing.

Icing on plastic wrap by Champagne and Sugarplums

Place the colours in a single line on top of a piece of saran wrap. One line per colour, side by side.

Icing wrapped in plastic wrap by Champagne and Sugarplums

Carefully roll the icing into a log shape.

Icing bag with metal tip by Champagne and Sugarplums

Place the rolled icing into a prepared pipping bag with a large star tip.

Cupcakes with pretzels by Champagne and Sugarplums

Getting back to the cupcakes! Once the cupcakes have cooled, break pretzel sticks in half and push them into the cupcakes, creating logs for the fire. Six pretzel pieces look great.

Collage of steps to ice a cupcake by Champagne and Sugarplums

Once the pretzel sticks are in place, carefully pipe the icing onto the cupcake. Using a circular motion, starting wide and ending in a pointed tip.

Iced cupcake by Champagne and Sugarplums
Campfire Cupcakes and pretzels on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Marsh-mellows and toothpicks  by Champagne and Sugarplums

Now for the charming part! Place a mini marshmallow onto the end of a toothpick and then carefully toast them to create a roasted marshmallow look. Perfect for making tiny s’mores!

Toasting a marshmallow with a BBQ lighter by Champagne and Sugarplums
Campfire Cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Finally, stick the cute mini marshmallow sticks into the campfire cupcakes to complete these adorable long weekend cupcakes!!

Campfire Cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Campfire Cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Campfire Cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Campfire Cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Campfire Cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Campfire Cupcakes on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Do you love these Charming Campfire Cupcakes as much as we do? Need more camping ideas, certainly try our Campfire Rotini Pasta, perfect for making at the campsite.

Happy Long Weekend from Champagne and Sugarplums

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