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A Snack with Sizzle Cupcakes

What a great way to extend the barbeque all the way through dessert. Cover Mini Ball Pan ?grill? with melted candy and make hot dogs and hamburgers with candy clay. Legs are made from foil-covered cookie treat sticks and wheels from black candy clay.
Makes: Each cupcake serves 1.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

For each treat, tint 1 oz. white candy (approximately 10 wafers) black using candy color. With remaining white candy, prepare candy clay; let set. Divide clay in 5 portions; tint portions red (match Red Candy Melts), brown, gray, yellow and black.

Step 2

Place mini ball cakes flat side down on cooling grid over pan. Cover with melted red candy; let set. Turn cakes over and cover flat side with melted black candy; let set. Make legs and connectors.

Step 3

For grate, roll and position 1/8 in. diameter logs of gray clay. For grill rim, roll and position a 1/4 in. diameter log of red clay.

Step 4

Shape two 3/4 in. brown burgers. On waxed paper, roll out yellow clay; cut 1/2 in. square for cheese. Position burgers and cheese.

Step 5

For hot dogs, combine red clay with a little brown; shape and position two 11/4 in. hot dogs. For wheels, shape two 1/2 in. black clay disks; attach to legs with melted candy.

*Combine red and green candy colors for brown shown. Use a little black candy color to make gray shown.

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A Snack with Sizzle Cupcakes is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I modified this into a full cake. I used 9" round for the cake and tapered it a bit. I used spaghetti for the grill that I painted with white coloring. Made the hot dogs and hamburgers (including cheese) out of fondant. The cake was a big hit. The only part I didn't like was all the fondant hot dogs and hamburgers weren't eaten since many people don't like fondant. I also used black buttercream frosting for the grill.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost too attractive to eat! Perfect treat for Father's Day or summer cookout. Take your time, but it's definitely worth it.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a cute idea, and I made a ton of these. It takes some time to make the clay, roll out each of the shapes and color everything. If you don't have a mini ball pan you can use a regular cupcake pan to do this, just level out the top or cut it down to size. I would use poured icing if I were to do this again, just because candy melts can be so troublesome to work with. But it is a great idea for father's day or for a barb que. I did use the edible markers to draw grill lines on the hot dogs.
Date published: 2010-12-03
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