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Hotdog Cupcakes

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. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 175kcal
Author Jennifer West


  • 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: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 8mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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