These are the most adorable camping cupcakes ever. They are a perfect addition to a camping birthday party or to make just for fun. Here’s how you make these cute cupcakes and how to make a small batch of just 6 cupcakes too if you just want a small treat.
So Summer is almost here, and we do a lot of traveling as a family when the kids are out of School. So naturally once April hits I start thinking of where we want to go. As we were making our plans I got to thinking I should incorporate camping into a fun dessert, thus coming up with these cute and easy to make campfire cupcakes! They would be perfect for a camping birthday party too! (affiliate links present)
We love making fun cupcakes and I will share a few other fun ones below too so you can try them all. It’s a great way to get kids involved in decorating as it is a small surface and you can really dress up a cupcake and create something cute.
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- pretzel sticks
- mini white marshmallows
- cupcakes – this is how to make just 6 cupcakes if you just want a small batch
- frosting – chocolate & red work best (put into a pint sized freezer zipbag, cut off end to squeeze out)
You can buy already colored frosting or make your own but I am all about easy so I used what I had at home. I colored white frosting red, and melted a few chocolate chips and mixed them with my white frosting to make the brown chocolate you see here.
If you don’t have pastry bags just use a pint sized freezer ziploc , cut the corner off after you fill it with frosting and pipe the frosting on that way. We made these a regular size but they could be even cuter smaller. This is how long to bake mini cupcakes too.
Here’s a quick rundown on how you make them:
I also make it easier on myself using boxed cake mix, but if from scratch is your thing….have at it!! 😉
If you’re making camping cupcakes for a party then make the whole box but if we are just making a small treat we make a small batch of cupcakes which is easy and I share our recipe for 6 cupcakes above.
Once you have your brown (for dirt) and red frosting (for fire) in pastry bags or freezer bags ready to squeeze out you can move on to the next step of putting it all together.
- Just make 2 rows of dots for the “dirt”, and then red frosting dots in the middle until it’s high enough to reach the top of the pretzels that will act as the “wood”.
- Break your pretzel sticks in half and use 4 halves to create the wood fire in the middle.
For added cuteness push 4 or so small marshmallows on to a pretzel stick as though you are roasting marshmallows. You can use a lighter to brown those marshmallows (adults only of course for that part).
If you love these check out our:
- Little girls love these ladybug cupcakes
- A few sheep cupcakes are perfect for a first birthday or baby shower
- Fill your pinata cupcakes will small candies for a real party hit
- Follow directions on cake mix box to bake cupcakes, chocolate works best so it looks like dirt on the bottom.
- Allow to completely cool before frosting or decorating them. In the meantime color frosting red and brown. Spoon both into separate pint size freezer bags or pastry bags with a tip on it.
- Use the brown frosting to make large dots on the top all the way around in two rows leaving the middle open. Use the red frosting to make dollops of "fire flames" in the center that are somewhat high.
- Break pretzels in half, or leave as is, leaning them against one another to create a log look with a peak at the top.
- Add mini marshmallows to other pretzel sticks at the ends to look like they are ready for roasting.