Yellow cupcakes with chocolate icing are decorated with a hot dog on top! These mini hot dog cupcakes will be perfect for your Memorial Day BBQ!
I am SO excited to post these Mini Hot Dog Cupcakes today. I have had these in the queue for almost a month but wanted to wait until close to Memorial Day to share them with you. How perfect would these be for a Memorial Day BBQ?
I made these for a friend’s birthday celebration. One of her favorite foods is hot dogs! And rather than have hot dogs, which don’t quite scream HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I decided to make her hot dog cupcakes! Now let me be clear…these are NOT hot dog flavored. That would just be strange and gross, right? Instead, they are delicious yellow cake cupcakes with chocolate icing, and the hot dog decoration is made from icing and Nilla wafers! No meat flavor at all.
I love getting creative in the kitchen! It was so much fun to make these cute lil hot dog cupcakes, and everyone at the birthday party went crazy for them! It isn’t everyday that you see a cupcake with a hot dog on it! So let’s talk about how to make the decoration.
The progression of a hot dog:
First, bake up a batch of mini yellow cupcakes. This recipe is super easy. It uses melted butter, so it comes together in a flash. Then, ice them with chocolate frosting…or really with any flavor you want! Now for the fun part, the hot dog. The “bun” is a mini nilla wafer cut in half. Use a sharp serrated knife to cut the nilla wafer in half, and place each half on the frosting to form the bun. Then mix some red food coloring into vanilla icing (I used a jar of icing to save time…don’t judge) and place it into a ziplock bag. While you are at it, do the same with yellow food coloring (in a seperate bag of course!). Snip off a tiny edge on the plastic bag, and pipe a line of red in the middle of the bun to make the hot dog. Then zigzag some yellow icing on top to make mustard on the hot dog. E voila! Hot Dog Cupcakes!
Imagine how cute the dessert spread would be at your memorial day barbeque with these mini cupcakes on the table. They will absolutely be the hit of the party!
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