The countdown to Father’s Day is on. It’s time to decide on what dessert we will make…my favourite. This year we wanted to come up with another fun Father’s Day cupcake idea. In the past, we have shared all kinds of cool Father’s Day cakes and Father’s Day cupcakes. One of our favourites was our BBQ grill cupcakes. This year, we decided to have fun on the golf course with these fun golf cupcakes.
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I have seen all kinds of golf cupcakes online. There are some great ideas out there. When I set about making our golf cupcakes I wanted them to be easy to make and to be fun to look at. So, I decided to make 3 different golf-themed cupcakes. One for hitting the ball off the tee, the next to celebrate getting stuck in the rough and the final one is a golf green cupcake…almost a hole-in-one!
How to Make Easy Golf Cupcakes
box of your favourite cake mix – and whatever you need to bake the cupcakes
24 white cupcake liners
Wilton grass piping tip, piping bag
leaf green food coloring gel
black food coloring gel
mini-peanut butter cups
white golf tees
black edible marker
white card stock
double-sided glue dots
Happy Father’s Day cupcake golf flag toppers
For the buttercream icing
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
2 tbsps whipping cream
The first step is to bake the cupcakes. We went with a vanilla rainbow confetti cake mix and it made 24 cupcakes. I used plain white cupcake liners. I think green cupcake lines would have been cute too, but I didn’t have any on hand. Once the cupcakes are baked set them aside to cool completely.
Next up, let’s make a batch of simple buttercream icing. Place the butter in a medium bowl and use a rubber spatula to cream the butter well. Add the icing sugar and the whipping cream. Beat the icing until it is a smooth, creamy consistency. Add more icing sugar if you think you need to. Then add the food colouring. When working with gel colours I typically use a toothpick to scoop into the pot of colour and then add to the icing. Add a little at a time, until you get a green colour that you love.
Okay, let’s make all of the fondant accessories we will need for these cupcakes…starting with the golf balls. Make a bunch of little golf balls by rolling small balls of fondant in your hands. Set them aside and move on to the big golf balls. To make the fondant golf balls with mini-peanut butter cups hidden inside we start by making a ball of white fondant. You are going to put your playdough skills to the test with this one! Then flatten the ball of fondant. Place the peanut butter cup into the center of the circle of fondant and then fold the sides of the fondant around the peanut butter cup, until the peanut butter cup cannot be seen. Roll the golf ball in your hands to smooth it out.
Time to make the fondant golf clubs. Use black food colouring to turn your white fondant grey…like a golf club. Colour the fondant the same way I described above. To make the fondant golf clubs roll snakes of grey fondant. Cut the snakes to be approximately 3 inches long. Turn the end of the snake 90 degrees and press it slightly and round the corners, with your thumb. This will be the head of the golf club.
Use a knife to press lines into the face of the golf club. Now, the golf club needs to sit and dry to become firm. So, you can make these and finish them once they’ve dried for about 4-6 hours…depending on where you live. When they are dry, the final step is using an edible black marker to add the handle to the club. I only had a regular black sharpie marker – so we won’t be eating the golf clubs.
To colour the fondant, knead a ball of fondant and use the same green food colouring. Again, use a toothpick to add a dollop of colour to the fondant. Knead the green into the fondant, until it reaches a green you like. Here’s a little tip, if your fondant gets sticky (from being worked with your hands) add a sprinkle of icing sugar to your hands or the work surface. It works just like flour does with dough.
Now, use the green buttercream icing, with the same grass tip, to add an edge of grass to the green. Set everything aside to dry and harden for about 4-6 hours. If you can make them the night before, even better.
How to Make Golf Tee Cupcakes
Okay, now that we’ve made our fondant pieces it is time to ice the cupcakes. We have 3 different golf-themed cupcakes. First up, we are going to make golf tee cupcakes – makes sense to start at the beginning of the game. For these cupcakes, you need to fill a piping bag, with the grass tip, with the green buttercream frosting. Then cover the cupcake with grassy icing. If your grass starts to clump together, be sure to wipe the tip with a piece of paper towel. The cleaner the tip, the sharper your blades of grass will be.
How to Make In the Rough Golf Cupcakes
Next up is our “in the rough” golf cupcake. Not every shot is going to be a whole in one! This one went into the long grass. You need another set of grassy cupcakes. Again, covered using the same technique as the tee cupcake. And, then plunk a fondant-covered mini-peanut butter cup-filled golf ball in the tall grass. You can add more grass around the ball if you like. These are the easiest golf cupcake to make.
How to Make Golf Green Cupcakes
Finally, our golfer has made it to the green…phew. This cupcake is going to require a few more steps to assemble…but it’s so worth it. For this cupcake you need a cupcake that has been covered with green icing, using a knife or offset spatula.
Use a dot of green icing to adhere the fondant disk to the top of the cupcake. Use a small dollop of icing to secure the golf ball in place and finish by placing the golf club on the green. How cute are these!?
The finishing touch for the cupcakes are our fun little printable Happy Father’s Day cupcake golf flag toppers. Print them out, cut them out and wrap them around a toothpick. Use double-sided glue dots to secure the flag to the toothpick. Poke the flags into whichever golf cupcake you like…definitely need one on the green.
Well, what do you think? Aren’t these super cute? My kids thought they were amazing and so did my husband. While they are perfect for Father’s Day I could totally see these being enjoyed on Mother’s Day, at a retirement party, or any celebration where the guests like golf. Have fun with these.
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