Food-themed cupcake decorations

It’s important that your cupcakes taste great, but what really catches peoples attention is how the cakes are decorated.

You want them to taste amazing like these carrot cakes from Little Bertha, but people love original or crazy ideas – they want to be amazed by how high the  icing is twirled, or that what they thought was a mini burger was actually an icing covered cake. Today we’re going to share some food-themed cupcake decorating ideas that will have your guests’ eyes popping out of their heads.

Spaghetti and meatball cupcakes

Spaghetti and meatball cupcakes may look rather questionable, but they taste delicious. First, make a basic vanilla cupcake, if you want, adding some chocolate chips. Then, using a medium sized round piping tip, pipe on some vanilla bean or white chocolate frosting. Apply it in a squiggly motion so it looks like you have a big pile of pasta, trying to keep it neatly inside the round of the cupcake. Then carefully place a rum ball or any kind of choc ball on top. Finally, drizzle some gooey strawberry or raspberry jam on top and let it fall over the rum ball and spaghetti. Voila! Gorgeous and  kind of strange spaghetti and meatball cupcakes!

Spaghetti bolognese cupcakes!
Spaghetti bolognese cupcakes!

Sushi cupcakes

When you’re in the mood for baking some mini cupcakes, a sushi topping might be just the right decoration you’re looking for. The cupcake flavour is up to you because you won’t see it under the frosting but if you want to keep the Japanese theme, you could consider making them green tea flavoured with dark brown wrapping. To get the sushi look, frost them with a vanilla, buttercream or cream cheese frosting, anything that is white really. Cover the frosting by dipping each cupcake into a bowl of sprinkles. Next, chop up some gummy lollies to place in the middle to create the illusion of a filling, If you can find gummy fish they look great on top too. That’s all there is to it, – it’s so easy to create a wacky design.

Sushi cupcakes
Sushi cupcakes

Hamburger cupcakes

Hamburger cupcake are the most fiddly of the food-themed cupcakes to make, but are totally worth it. Bake one batch of vanilla cupcakes and a half batch of chocolate muffin tops. You can find muffin top trays in your supermarket, or anything that you make whoopie pies with will do.

Mix up some bright red, green and yellow buttercream frosting. Cut the vanilla cupcake in half, on the bottom half, place a little yellow frosting and let it seep over the sides a little, then place the chocolate muffin top on top.

Next, spread the red and green frosting on top and cover with the top half of the vanilla cupcake. Moisten the top of the cupcake with the teeniest bit of water, just to get a sprinkle of desiccated coconut to stick, and that’s it! Beautiful burger cupcakes for your guests to drool over, and admire with a slightly confused look.

Burger cupcakes
Burger cupcakes
Ivy Delfin is a copywriter working with Little Bertha baking fresh daily for café customers, corporate catering or direct to homes or parties. When Ivy’s not writing content she enjoys swimming, shopping and taking her dog for a walk.


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