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Hotdog Cupcakes

Jennifer West
The official cupcake of National Hotdog Day! It's not a real title, but we're claiming it for ourselves. Check out these cute DIY Hotdog Cupcakes. A fun BBQ DIY for the kids. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 175 kcal


  • 12 vanilla cupcakes, prepared
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces brown fondant
  • 12 cubed caramel candies
  • red decorating frosting
  • yellow decorating frosting


  • Bake your cupcakes according to package or recipe directions and allow them to cool completely.
  • In a stand mixer, beat the sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla on medium speed and gradually increase to high. Beat until a semi-stiff consistency has formed.
  • Ice each one of your cupcakes with a frosting bag.
  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper and start rolling out the fondant into small 1/4 inch spheres. Then roll them into cylinders with rounded ends - these will be your "hot dogs".
  • Start kneading each caramel candy and flatten each one to be 1 inch in diameter - it will act as your "hot dog bun".
  • Then, place your "hot dog" in the center of your flattened caramel candy and wrap it to look just like a hot dog. Decorate the top with red and yellow frosting to look like ketchup and mustard and place on top of each cupcake.
  • Serve at a fun summer party and enjoy!


Calories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 24gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 83mgPotassium: 3mgSugar: 23gVitamin A: 235IUCalcium: 8mg

*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.

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