Kiley found these cupcakes in our Family Fun magazine. They were so cute we had to make them for Father's day tomorrow.
Black food coloring
Orange sugar (I mixed red and yellow)
Caramel creams (I found these in a Brach's assortment bag at Walmart)
Red, yellow, and green candy fruit slices (I used Dots)
Hot Tamales candies
To make a batch of 12, place liners in a muffin pan, oil them, and fill them two thirds full of your favorite brownie batter, then bake according to the recipe directions. Let the brownies cool.
(I had to cut the tops of the cupcakes off, so they would be flat)
In a small bowl, mix one or two drops of black food coloring with 1/4 cup white frosting. Transfer the frosting to a ziplock bag and snip a small section from the corner. Pipe grate lines onto each brownie and let them set for 20 minutes (I put them in the fridge to harden). Add embers with a sprinkle of orange sugar.
Prepare the grill food as instructed below and press it in place atop each brownie.
Kebabs = A caramel cream and red, yellow, and green candy fruit slices, cut into small pieces + toothpick skewers
Pork chop = two thirds of a caramel cream, molded with fingers + black food coloring, applied with a toothpick
Hot dogs = Hot Tamales candies + black food coloring, applied with a toothpick
Using the toothpick to add the grill marks was a little difficult, so I used one of my fine tip paint brushes.
These were really easy and fun to make. August did the kebabs.