Friday, June 12, 2009

Father's Day Tee-Time Cupcakes

I just found these great cupcakes on Martha Stewart's site that are perfect for the golf-loving dad! The mini greens are made simply from colored sanding sugar, the sand is graham-cracker crumbs, the golf ball is a small mint, and the flag is made from just gluing a paper triangle to a toothpick! You can't get any simpler than that! and how impressed daddy will be!

These would look so adorable all put together for a Father's Day brunch or cookout! You could even create an entire course by decorating 18 cupcakes with different numbered flags, and the remaining six with sand traps!

Here's the full how-to:
  1. Using an offset spatula, spread each cupcake with a smooth layer of buttercream. Pour green sanding sugar into a small bowl. Dip tops of frosted cupcakes in the sugar, then sprinkle more on top to coat completely.
  2. To create putting greens, make flags (you will need 18): Cut out lengths (3 to 4 inches) from white grosgrain ribbon. Fold each length around one end of a wooden skewer, and adhere folded sides together with hot glue or double-sided tape. Cut ribbon into a triangle shape, and plant the skewer into a cupcake. Place a small white candy "ball" near the flag.
  3. To create sand traps, spoon about 1 teaspoon graham-cracker crumbs in the center of each of 6 cupcakes. With your thumb, make an indentation in the middle of each pile of crumbs, shifting it to one side to form a steeper side or to form an irregularly shaped trap. Refrigerate 30 minutes to allow frosting to set.

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