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These Bowtie Cupcakes make the perfect Father’s Day treat!

Think outside the box this year! Instead of giving dad another tie (boring!), your child can surprise him with a batch of these super cute and delicious bowtie cupcakes (fun!)!

They’re simple and easy to make and your child will have a ton of fun in the kitchen baking this thoughtful gift for dad (with adult supervision, of course).

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Dad might also enjoy these super fun Mustache Cupcakes

Throwing a baby shower? These cupcakes aren’t only great for Father’s Day, they’re perfect for baby showers too!

Bowtie Cupcakes

Throwing a baby shower? These adorable bowtie cupcakes are perfect for baby showers!

Ingredients needed to make your cupcakes

  • 12 vanilla cupcakes (we used a cake mix – usually cake mixes yield 24 cupcakes but we halved the recipe to bake a dozen)
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 4-6 oz. white fondant
  • One circular cookie cutter, about 2 inches in diameter
  • 2-3 oz. blue fondant
  • One toothpick
  • Green decorating frosting

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Putting Together Your Bowtie Cupcakes

  • As your cupcakes cool, start making your buttercream. To do this, place butter, sugar and milk in a bowl.
  • Beat together the ingredients with an electric mixer – starting on low speed and then gradually increasing to high.
  • The buttercream is ready once the ingredients are well-combined, smooth and form semi-stiff peaks.
  • Scoop your buttercream into a piping bag with a round icing tip attached. Set aside.
  • Roll out your white fondant with a rolling pin so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
  • Using your cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles out of your white fondant.

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  • Add some buttercream to the back of your white fondant circles. Place one on the center of each cupcake.

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  • To make the fondant bowties: for one bowtie, roll out 2 spheres from your blue fondant, about ½ an inch in size.

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  • Slightly flatten each fondant sphere and shape it into a teardrop.

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  • Place them side by side, with the points facing each other.

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  • Take a small piece of blue fondant and flatten it out. Place it in the center, between both of your teardrop shapes.

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  • Use your toothpick to score two horizontal lines on each side of the bowtie.

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  • Use your toothpick to spread some buttercream on the back of your bowtie. Place one on the center of each cupcake.

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  • Attach Wilton tip #4 to your green decorating frosting. Frost two “buttons” on each of your cupcakes.


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Now all that’s left to do is to serve and enjoy! Yum!

Bowtie Cupcakes

Bowtie Father’s Day Cupcakes

Bowtie Father’s Day Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 12 vanilla cupcakes (we used a cake mix - usually cake mixes yield 24 cupcakes but we halved the recipe to bake a dozen)
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 4-6 oz. white fondant
  • One circular cookie cutter, about 2 inches in diameter
  • 2-3 oz. blue fondant
  • One toothpick
  • Green decorating frosting

Instructions

  1. As your cupcakes cool, start making your buttercream. To do this, place butter, sugar and milk in a bowl.
  2. Beat together the ingredients with an electric mixer - starting on low speed and then gradually increasing to high.
  3. The buttercream is ready once the ingredients are well-combined, smooth and form semi-stiff peaks.
  4. Scoop your buttercream into a piping bag with a round icing tip attached. Set aside.
  5. Roll out your white fondant with a rolling pin so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
  6. Using your cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles out of your white fondant.
  7. Add some buttercream to the back of your white fondant circles. Place one on the center of each cupcake.
  8. To make the fondant bowties: for one bowtie, roll out 2 spheres from your blue fondant, about ½ an inch in size.
  9. Slightly flatten each fondant sphere and shape it into a teardrop.
  10. Place them side by side, with the points facing each other.
  11. Take a small piece of blue fondant and flatten it out. Place it in the center, between both of your teardrop shapes.
  12. Use your toothpick to score two horizontal lines on each side of the bowtie.
  13. Use your toothpick to spread some buttercream on the back of your bowtie. Place one on the center of each cupcake.
  14. Attach Wilton tip #4 to your green decorating frosting. Frost two “buttons” on each of your cupcakes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!
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