Cookout Cupcakes!~ Free Blog Tutorial

We had the best time today making cupcakes for a cookout party  :0) — Okay, so who wants to invite me to a cookout?  I’m ready!

Here’s what we did:

First, I knew that I wanted to have a checked pattern somewhere (besides on my apron)– so I decided to do a little painting….


You can’t have a cookout without hot dogs…..

Did I mention that I love Mini Vanilla Wafers?

I’ll take mine with mustard and ketchup please….

If you don’t like fondant…this one is for you!


Group Shot!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today– and I hope you’ll make some Cookout Cupcakes soon—Memorial Day is just around the corner!!!

Category: Blog Tutorials, Cupcake, Cake Pop, etc. Methods, Custom Toppers & Figure Modeling, Seasonal & Holiday, Summer


  1. Trish says: #1

    ok, this is where my insomnia SO PAYS OFF!! I am first to comment on these little cutie patooties! I. might. fall. off. my. chair. GREAT JOB! I think these just went to the top of my TO DO list. THANKS! ~ trish

  2. Melissa Diamond says: #2

    Ha! Yes, insomniacs unite! :0) — Just popped in on your wonderful blog–you ALWAYS have something new and fun to read! Loved all of the quotes too.

  3. heidilynn says: #3

    I so love how you used mini burger/dogs on top of the cupcakes so so clever..Yet another being added to my list of ‘Must” try!

  4. lwest says: #4

    Melissa, you are so talented !! Love these, plus everything else you do !Thanks for the inspiration !!!

  5. Leah Swanson says: #5

    Oh my gosh, these are so adorable!! What a great idea! Can’t wait to try them out this summer.

  6. Jan says: #6

    These are so stinkin’ cute!!!! Can NOT wait to try these!! I love everything you post! seriously!!

  7. Melissa Diamond says: #7

    Thanks everybody!!! I appreciate all of your comments–you’ll have to try them! I could have made those little hamburgers all day–they were my favorite! :0)

  8. Kristin Morris says: #8

    HOW ADORABLE!!! I was trying to think of something to make for our church hot dog picnic, and I have found it!!! These are sooooo cute.

  9. Beth says: #9

    You are so creative – I love your work, blog, everything! There are not enough hours in the day, or days in the year to try all your great creations! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

  10. Melissa Diamond says: #10

    Kristin—So glad that you are going to try them! —Beth, thank you for such a nice comment!! I really appreciate it!

  11. Rowaida Flayhan says: #11

    Amazing and so creative! love it

  12. Maria says: #12

    These cupcakes are absolutely awesome! Bought some ingredients today to try it out myself!! My parents always host a Memorial day BBQ, and these would be the perfect treat!

  13. trish says: #13

    I made these…..they were such a hit. Thanks Madame M…you ROCK – see the pix here with a link to your blog for the how-tos.

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  14. ColleenB. says: #14

    Cute! Cute! Cute!. These R Awesome!
    Thank U

  15. Lizy B says: #15

    I can’t wait to make these!!!! Perfect for the fourth of July BBQ! And super cute with the yummy nilla wafers!

  16. Adorable! Love the checkered tablecloths!

  17. Tina says: #17

    I am so glad I couldn’t sleep. I can’t wait to make these!

  18. These are so awesome, they look so real. Perfect. However, I’m in the UK and never heard of these wafers. Is there anything else I can substitute with? I soooo want to make these and fool the kiddos, hehe.

    Thanks for sharing, Melissa.

  19. BeBe says: #19

    Hi Lisa, you could use a small sugar cookie, preferably one that is light brown in color to look like a hamburger bun. The mini vanilla wafers we used are very small, maybe only 1 inch across (I don’t have one here to measure). You could use a cookie cutter to cut a regular sized cookie into smaller circles. We have had success doing this for other projects. Even if yours are bigger than the ones we made they would still be very cute toppers. Good Luck.

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  21. Alberta Mote says: #21

    I love these! My husband has concession trailers in which we serve hamburgers & hot dogs. I can’t wait to surprise him with these cupcakes

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