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Campfire Cupcakes

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chocolate cupcakes
a bowl of orange frosting, and a bowl of yellow frosting
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a bowl full of miniature marshmallows on toothpicks

I found these cupcakes on Pinterest by delish.com.  Unusual for me, I followed their directions exactly (except for doubling the recipe for the crowd that I was expecting).  Here is what my version looked like!

yellow and orange swirled frosting on cupcakes
Just the frosting….
little girl putting marshmallow toothpicks onto cupcakes
My helper putting the pretzel logs on…
closeup of campfire cupcakes
And matching my tablecloth, since it was autumn….


cupcakes with pretzel logs on them like wood on a fire, with marshmallow toothpicks

My guests were pleased, and so was I.

Campfire Cupcakes

Campfire Cupcakes
These campfire cupcakes are so easy to make! If you have a little helper to assemble them, it will be even more fun.
Liberty Brammer at B4andAfters.com
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Serving Size 24 cupcakes


  • One box chocolate cake mix plus ingredients to make it (usually eggs, oil, and water)
  • Orange frosting
  • Yellow frosting
  • Stick pretzels
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Toothpicks
  • Cupcake liners


  • Either make or buy white frosting. Color half of it yellow and half of it orange. Put both colors into one piping bag.
  • Bake chocolate cupcakes according to the directions on the box. Let Cool.
  • Poke two mini marshmallows onto a toothpick. Repeat 24 times.
  • Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes in the shape of a fire.
  • Lay 3-5 pretzel "logs" onto the frosting fire.
  • Poke the toothpick into the frosting. Enjoy!


You could bake the cupcake base ahead of time, and bring the rest of the ingredients with you to finish assembling on a camping trip for a fun activity.
2 pretzel angels and pretzel crosses

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