Cupcake Tuesday~Memorial Day Cupcakes

Welcome to Cupcake Tuesday!   If you are new here, grab a cup of tea or a glass of milk and enjoy a cupcake!

Summertime is upon us here in Indiana. Do you have a Memorial Day Cookout to go to? I sure hope so, because I have the perfect Memorial Day Cupcakes for you.

Picnic Cupcakes for Memorial Day  :: on

How about Hamburgers with a side of Corn on the Cob? And it wouldn’t be a picnic without ants, right? Once again, I started with the ideas from the What’s New, Cupcake? and Hello, Cupcake books. I also found the hamburger cupcakes on Flickr.

Would you like to learn how to create these fun and easy cupcakes? Great, I made a How-to Video to help.

How fun! I think they would be a hit at any Memorial Day get together, summer picnic or even Fourth of July party!

Corn on the Cob Cupcakes:

  • Assorted yellow and white Jelly Belly Beans
  • Yellow Starburst or Laffy Taffy
  • 2 Corn Cob holders for decoration
  • Frosting tinted Yellow with Wilton coloring
  • White and Black decorating sugar, optional (I didn’t use this)

Hamburger Cupcakes:

  • Yellow and Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Frosting tinted Red with Wilton coloring
  • Frosting tinted Yellow/Brownish with Wilton coloring
  • Shredded Coconut tinted green
  • Apple Juice for dipping
  • Sesame seeds

Picnic Ants Cupcakes:

  • Chocolate Covered Almonds (found in Bridge Mix, or other oval shaped chocolate candy)
  • Frosting tinted Green with Wilton coloring
  • Frosting tinted Dark Brown with Wilton coloring
  • Shredded coconut tinted green
  • Watermelon candies (we found them at Walgreens)

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  1. Tanya says:

    So cute…I’ve got to try this!
    .-= Tanya´s last blog ..Weekend Wrap Up =-.

  2. Allison says:

    These are the cutest cupcakes that I’ve ever seen. Seriously.

  3. These are simply amazing! I love them all! How adorable would they be for a picnic or BBQ! Thanks so much for sharing the how-to’s! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn
    .-= Stephanie Lynn´s last blog ..Blue Muse Jewelry Giveaway Reminder and a Showcase Sneak Peek =-.

  4. Liz – I love these! At first, I couldn’t get over the hamburger cupcakes, but now I am swooning over how cute the corn on the cob cupcakes are too. Great video too :)
    .-= Rebecca at Alice´s last blog ..New Week, New Product =-.

  5. Umm, all of these fabulous pictures make me soo excited for summer, summer food, and cupcakes, of course! Love it!
    .-= Julie {Angry Julie Monday}´s last blog ..Orange County, California =-.

  6. Very cute ideas–perfect for a picnic!

  7. So cute Liz! I just love them, great job on the video :)
    .-= Diane {}´s last blog ..Swag Bag =-.

  8. Katie says:

    I’ve been eyeing those corn on the cob cupcakes for a while! The Memorial day cupcakes look fantastic and so much fun!

    I added a link but my photo doesn’t show up…not sure why..too large of file maybe? Can’t wait to come back tomorrow morning and check out all of the cupcake links :)
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes =-.

  9. Katie says:

    oh i take it back…the photo DID work lol :)
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes =-.

  10. I am always seriously in awe of your decorating skills!
    .-= Wendy (The Local Cook)´s last blog ..Organic Manifesto: A Review & Giveaway – with a Twist! =-.

  11. Kati says:

    Oh my, so fun! :) I wouldn’t want to eat those!!
    .-= Kati´s last blog ..Toy Story Mania! =-.

  12. Katherine says:

    Hahaha corn on the cob cupcakes! That is oh so cute!

  13. TOO CUTE!! I have to give them a try!!
    .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..SUNNY FLOWER CAKE =-.

  14. Susan says:

    Adorable! So many cupcakes; so little time :)
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Falling in Love….With Cupcakes =-.

  15. those are the most adorable cupcakes!!! You are awesome!
    .-= Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue´s last blog ..Winner of the CSN $40 Shopping Spree =-.

  16. Susie's Homemade says:

    Gorgeous!! I love Karen and Alan:-)

  17. SnoWhite says:

    seriously, Liz, those corn on the cob cupcakes are the cutes things I’ve ever seen! Nicely done.
    .-= SnoWhite´s last blog ..Menu Plan =-.

  18. Those hamburger cupcakes are the cutest things I have ever seen!!!

    Thanks for participating in my Tutorial Tuesday! (Pssst… Will you add my link?)


  19. Lachelle says:

    Cute! Cute! Cute! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Alison says:

    These are adorable cupcakes! I love love love the corn on the cob cupcakes! What a great idea using the different shades of yellow and white jelly beans!
    .-= Alison´s last blog ..Cupcakes! Cupcakes! Cupcakes! ~ Grace’s First Birthday =-.

  21. What amazing cupcakes! I love the corn on the cob.

  22. No stinking way! Those are beyond cute! How did you come up with this?
    .-= Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy´s last blog ..Naturoli Extreme 18X Soap Nuts Liquid : A Review =-.

  23. These are so adorable :)
    .-= Kim-HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs´s last blog ..~♥ My Screen Door ♥~ =-.

  24. I just checked these books out at the library last week! They are fantastic! Yours turned out so great!!!

  25. fitty says:

    all i can say and see is yuuuummmeyyy!
    Happy Friday and have a good weekend!
    .-= fitty´s last blog ..Stack of unwanted cutleries.. =-.

  26. my kids will just FLIP over these. Wonderful post & great timing! -diane

  27. Kelli says:

    I love the corn on the cob cupcakes! I have been wanting to make them forever! The ant cupcakes are adorable too!
    .-= Kelli´s last blog ..FREE 4 All Friday! =-.

  28. Molly says:

    Those are the cutest thing i’ve ever seen!!!

  29. Jenny Flake says:

    LOVE all of these! Cutest ever!

  30. Cute- you’ve been busy! I love the hamburger cupcakes!
    .-= Lori @ RecipeGirl´s last blog ..Mint Brownie “Muffins” w/ Mint Chip Ice Cream & Hot Fudge Sauce =-.

  31. Oh yum! Do you happen to have an extra plate?

    I hope you’ll stop by and see my video for a French Macaroon video. There are bloopers. :)

    I am also hosting a giveaway for a French Basketeer tote.
    .-= Laura Ingalls Gunn´s last blog ..French Macarons =-.

  32. These are amazing! you are so talented, I especially love the corn on the cob ones, and the little hamburgers look so realistic!
    .-= Cupcake Crazy Gem´s last blog ..Reunited…with an old friend =-.

  33. Those are too cute!! I have to try to make the hamburger ones. How much fun!! Thanks for sharing! Rene

  34. That is too cute!!!! Amazing! I was expecting flags or something….. LOL!

    Have a wonderful picnic!
    .-= Wendy @ Almota Roses´s last blog ..Lemon Spritz Cookies =-.

  35. malia says:

    you always find the best ideas! hi from tickled pink!
    .-= malia´s last blog ..Field Trip Friday: Miniature Art Show =-.

  36. Holly L says:

    These are so darn cute! My friend makes the hamburger ones…she made oversized ones for a cake walk with churro style fries…too cute. I have not ever seen the corn on the cob or the ants…adorable! Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink.

  37. erin says:

    I saw you on Holly’s Tickled Pink link and had to come by. Those cupcakes look so cute and I may have to try them for our BBQ tomorrow!!! Thanks for sharing!

    .-= erin´s last blog ..Tickled Pink Today! And More Shameless Self Promotion. =-.

  38. Oh my gosh, those art too cute!!!
    .-= Cindy~My Romantic Home´s last blog ..Happy Memorial Day Weekend! =-.

  39. oops, I meant “are” not “art”…although they are little works of art!
    .-= Cindy~My Romantic Home´s last blog ..Happy Memorial Day Weekend! =-.

  40. Tamara says:

    These are adorable and look yummy too. ❤
    .-= Tamara´s last blog ..How to add a heart to a tweet using a mac =-.

  41. Tamara says:

    That is something new I have never seen. Adding the last blog post to a comment. Learn something new everyday.

  42. SHARON says:

    What a neat idea, I love it!

  43. Kathy says:

    These are the coolest! I have grown children, but I could see them getting giddy over these – even my big husband!
    love it!
    Visiting via Show & Tell Friday,

  44. Becca says:

    NO WAY!!! This is truly amazing. I’m going to feature your blog! I hope you’ll link up next week too.

    .-= Becca´s last blog ..Home and Family Friday and a New Planter =-.

  45. Jen says:

    I love the hamburger cupcakes! Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing those!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Strawberry Mango Pie =-.

  46. Those are all so adorable! I make my own version of the burger cupcakes, but will have to add the fabulous corn to the home repetoire! Always a pleasure to meet a fellow cupcaker! “Tickled Pink” to meet you by way of 504 Main. Have a lovely weekend! jenn
    Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 recently posted..iCarly Culinary Challenge: Spaghetti TacosMy Profile

  47. love the picnic ant cupcakes. so cute hee hee. Its awesome how the butter and corn looks! great job!

  48. Jody in TX says:

    Hi. The burgers are so adorable! I am curious about why you chose apple juice for moistening the top cupcake.

    Thanks so much for these great ideas!

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Jody, By dipping them in apple juice, then the sesame seeds with stick. You could also use water. The apple juice just give the cupcake a little flavor.
      Thanks for visiting!

  49. These were so awesome! I just had to share it on facebook with my fans and clients! They’ll have a blast trying to make these this weekend or anytime they’re having a picnic! ~Regina


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