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Cupcake Fondue

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Whether you are throwing a birthday bash, dinner party or just a treat by the pool, this Cupcake Fondue is fun for the little ones as well as adults!

Cupcakes + Frosting + Sprinkles + Candy...you know you love it! What could be better? This Cupcake Fondue is perfect for birthdays, holidays, parties - just about any time. You can easily customize it to fit your celebration! Be sure to save it by pinning it to your Recipe Board!

Fondue = dipping small pieces of food into melted cheese, chocolate…or frosting!

Cupcake Fondue = fun, quirky, delicious…I say Yes! Not only is this Cupcake Fondue fun to make and eat, it can be served for just about any celebration or holiday.

Last week we shared our Block Party Dessert Table, and it turned out great. You can have it ready in about 30 minutes, and the mini cupcakes go a long way to serving a crowd. We have also shared the Valentine’s Day Cupcake Fondue, which is perfect for classroom parties.

Cupcake Fondue

We originally shared our Cupcake Fondue several years ago using Duncan Hines Frosting Creations, but we haven’t seen them on the market lately, so it was time to update the recipe for you.

I have found that using canned frosting, or a thin frosting works best for the Cupcake Fondue. This time we used a whipped vanilla frosting and flavored them with strawberry and orange extract. There is a wide variety of extracts depending on what flavor you like, you can find them in the baking aisle at your local grocery store. Then we used Wilton gel coloring for added color.

The cupcakes, frosting and topping ideas are endless, but here is what I used…

Cupcake Fondue

  • Mini white cupcakes
  • Forks
  • Ready made frosting – Colored with pink and orange gel coloring, and flavored with strawberry and orange extract
  • Sprinkles, Nonpareils, Chocolate Chips, chopped Butterfingers and Twix Candy Bars, M&M’s

Pulling it all together

  1. Bake a batch of cupcakes, cool and toss in a basket or on a tray
  2. Mix up frosting, and pour into a bowl or muffin tin
  3. Check all your cupboards and drawers for your favorite sprinkles and candy bars
  4. Grab some forks put them in a glass
  5. Serve it up!

Cupcake Fondue

To serve the Cupcake Fondue, we used plastic forks, they are easy for little hands to hold and the cupcake stays on well.

Cupcake Fondue

Then the sprinkles, chopped candy bars, M&M’s, and mini chocolate chips. Really, the sky is the limit here – let your imagination go and have fun! The kids will have a blast helping choose what to use.

Cupcakes + Frosting + Sprinkles and Candy…you know you love it! What could be better? Well, maybe a whole day to relax on the beach, but the Cupcake Fondue comes pretty close to that!

Cupcake Fondue

Serve a Cupcake Fondue at your Block Party Dessert Table!

Valentine Cupcake Fondue

Change the shape of your cupcakes for a fun holiday Cupcake Fondue, like this Valentine’s Day Cupcake Fondue


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  2. Love this!!! What a great idea! Thank you!

  3. Thanks.. Love this idea.. my very first pin.

  4. This would be incredibly messy! But what a great idea. And really your not having a fun party without a bit of mess. Pinned this.

  5. This looks like a great idea for a 3 yr old’s birthday party. I have one question, though. How do you chop up the candy bars? Do you freeze them first? Thank You.

    1. Hi Lyndsay, you can certainly freeze the candy bars, but we didn’t, either way should work fine.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I just have to tell you I LOVE your ideas! πŸ™‚ I’ve been drooling over so many recipes and cupcakes you’re making for about a month now. I wanted to introduce myself! πŸ™‚ Keep baking and sharing; you’re awesome!

    1. Hi Mackenzie, I’m thrilled you like my recipes! Thanks so much for letting me know, you made my day!

  7. Oh my, my 3 year old would love this! So would I πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing a wonderful idea!

  8. whirl + whisk says:

    I’ve always loved this idea, but never had a chance to do it…yet =) I also love the way you set it up, I’ve ever seen it displayed like that!

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