Update: Here are some recent Ghirardelli Chocolate Covered Pretzels that I made using large Sourdough…
I showed you 3 ways to make a Campfire cupcake, but before I show you my entire Campground themed Cupcake Cake, I need to show you how I made the pretzel trees and cabins!
How to Make Pretzel Trees
I made large and small evergreen trees by using small and large straight pretzel rods. I laid them on silicone baking mats so the chocolate wouldn’t stick. It worked perfectly.
I melted green candy melts in the microwave on the melt chocolate setting.
I squeezed the melted chocolate out of an icing or ziplock bag with a tiny hole cut out of the corner, in a zig-zag motion.
Here is a large tree pretzel.
After the chocolate hardened, I turned the trees over.
I covered the trunk with chocolate, and again
zig-zagged over the tree.
I might like the backs better than the fronts!
To make a sage colored green instead of a bright green, I added a few dark brown, and white chocolate melts.
Once the second side dried, my tree was finished!
I ended up making 70 trees! It was going to be a HUGE Campground!
How to Make Pretzel Cabins
To make the cabins, I used frosting to hold the four sides of waffle pretzels together. Probably I should have used brown chocolate…. because it would have hardened faster and it would have matched better. But for some reason I was thinking frosting, like a gingerbread house.
After the sides had hardened (which took a long time since it was frosting…), I added the two sides of the roof.
Then I let them dry and harden before adding them to my Campground Cupcake Cake!
These pretzel trees and cabins really weren’t hard to make. I made them ahead of time, before the day that I actually made the cupcake cake. That helped spread out the work alot.
I can’t wait to show you the entire cake!!