With so many get togethers and parties this time of year, there are many reasons to make Summer Treats. These adorable Beach Fun Cupcakes are the perfect treat to celebrate summer. Cute flip flops from fondant and a beach ball splash in chocolate waves along a sugar sand beach! They are pretty simple to decorate yet they will wow everyone you decide to share them with.
Summer Treats – Beach Fun Cupcakes
Supplies & Ingredients:
- 12 cupcakes, cooled and ready to decorate
- blue chocolate candy melt
- milk chocolate candy melt
- microwave safe bowl
- brown sugar
- prepared fondant – in white and colors of your choice for flip flops (you can buy fondant ready to use in a variety of colors)
- gel food coloring in bright colors to make beach ball
- small paint brush
- small bowls
Melt the blue chocolate candy melt according to package instructions. I usually work with a half package to a time which will do 6 cupcakes give or take. If you melt all the candy at once you risk it getting hard before you finish covering the cupcakes.
Spread the blue candy melt across half of each cupcake with a spoon. I used the back side of the spoon to lift the chocolate to create the look of waves.
Set the cupcakes aside to allow the candy to harden.
While you wait, begin shaping the fondant into flip flops. This is really easy – just think grown up Playdough! It’s easiest to roll them into little balls and then flatten them to create the flip flop shape. I then made little strap details in contrasting colors.
To make the beach balls, roll the white fondant into little balls. They can really be any size you choose. I colored them using a paint brush and “food coloring paint”. To make food coloring paint, mix a small amount of gel food coloring with vanilla. You don’t need much vanilla and the paint will cover a lot of area so you won’t need much of each color. Make sure the color is well blended and use a small paint brush to decorate the fondant. Use several colors to paint the stripes on the balls. Allow each color some time to dry before adding the next.
Once the blue candy melt has hardened, melt the milk chocolate melt according to directions.
Spread the milk chocolate on the opposite side of the cupcake and sprinkle the brown sugar on while the chocolate is still melted. The chocolate does not have to be perfectly smooth but should not have peaks like the blue. Set the cupcakes aside to let the milk chocolate harden.
Place the beach balls and flip flops on each cupcake. You can use a small amount of melted chocolate to hold them into place if necessary.