Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Father's Day Tee Time Cupcakes - Martha Stewart Cupcake Club

When Rachael asked me to host June's Martha Stewart Cupcake Club, I thumbed through the book trying to decide which recipe to choose. Father's Day Tee Time Cupcakes, the perfect choice for June.

Don't tell Martha but I cheated a bit on these. (Didn't she do that on something, too?) Anyway, with a lot going on preparing for Mike's graduation party in Minnesota, I used a boxed cake mix! Okay and canned frosting, too! At least I am honest and letting you all know, I could have passed them off as homemade and you'd you have never known.

These cupcakes were so fun to put together. After searching everywhere for something to use for the golf ball, I settled on a white gumball. Since the gumball was kind of large, I made giant cupcakes. The balance of the ingredients were easy to find! I used construction paper for the pin flags. If you're looking for something fun to make for Father's Day, give these a try.

Father's Day Tee Time Cupcakes

24 Cupcakes (Your choice of flavor)
White Icing of your choice
1 to 2 cups green sanding sugar
18 round white candies
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (3 -4 sheets finely ground in food processor)

1. Using an offset spatula, spread each cupcake with a smooth layer of icing. Pour green sanding sugar into a small bowl. Dip tops of frosted cupcakes in the sugar, then sprinkle more on top to coat completely.
2. To create putting greens, make flags (you will need 18). Cut out lengths (3 to 4 inches) from white grosgrain ribbon. Fold each length around one end of a wooden skewer, and adhere folded sides together with hot glue or double sided tape. Cut ribbon into a triangle shape and plant the skewer into a cupcake. Place a small white candy "ball" near the flag.
3. To create sand traps, spoon about 1 teaspoon graham cracker crumbs in the center of each of 6 cupcakes. With your thumb, make an indentation in the middle of each pile of crumbs, shifting to one side to form a steeper side or an irregularly shaped trap.

Refrigerate 30 minutes to allow frosting to set.




You can find the other MSC member's cupcakes here!

I am linking this to Sweet Tooth Friday and Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday !!

12 comments:

  1. They turned out so cute! The Cupcake Club sounds like fun:@)

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  2. So cute; any golfer would be thrilled to have these for Father's DAy.
    Rita

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  3. They look great! Perfect treat for Father's Day!

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  4. They turned out real cute! I am going to post mine on saturday....i know its a little late but i wanted to make them for fathers day!

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  5. Impressive! I don't think I would have the patience to decorate them so fancy though!

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  6. Wow, how cute are those cupcakes!! Any dad, uncle, brother, cousin or friend would love to be treated to this cakes.

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  7. Those are so cute! My husband is a golfer and he would get such a chuckle our of these. My lips are sealed with Martha :)

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  8. These are adorable! They're the spitting image of the cupcakes in the cookbook!

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  9. wow, these are so cute. I gotta make some for my father-in-law! He's a golfer! :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea.

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    Amy
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  10. They look just like Martha's!

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  11. Hi Julie,
    These are just adorable Fathers Day Cupcakes, the lucky guy that will get these on his plate. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!
    Miz Helen

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