Cupcake fondue

When I saw a post on Pintsize Social for a cupcake fondue I had to ask the creator Amanda of Bake it Pretty if I could share! I love the idea of a fondue suitable for children’s parties. And this one doesn’t need heating so no risk of younger children burning themselves :)

With loads of sprinkles in loads of colours, little ones will love decorating and eating their fondue-dipped treats…

Cupcake Fondue

You will need:

  • Miniature-size cupcakes in the flavor of your choice, cooled if just baked
  • 375g icing sugar
  • 80ml liquid (orange juice, fruit juice, milk or water)
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • Assorted sprinkles, chopped nuts, and other toppings

 Heart Make a batch of your favourite mini cupcakes, homemade or from a mix. Make them nice and small so you don’t feel guilty about enjoying 2 or 3 of them. If you use paper liners for baking, remove them after the cupcakes have cooled. Store-bought firm cake works well for skewering, but any cake will do. I used a simple box-mix cake. Allow to cool completely before dipping.

 Heart Make the fondue: whisk together icing sugar, orange juice and golden syrup. Adjust the consistency with a drop of liquid or a dash more icing sugar until you get have a smooth, thick glaze. I used orange juice for the liquid portion to give it a citrus flavor and cheese-like yellow fondue colour. You could also use grape juice for a pastel purple, or milk/water and add your own coloring.

 Heart Pour frosting into the fondue pot. There’s really no need to heat the mixture, but you can keep a small tea light or very low flame underneath just for looks! Display sprinkles and toppings in small ramekins or portion cups and arrange around the fondue pot. Skewer cupcakes in the side and dip the top half into the fondue, then flip the cupcake over and the frosting will drip nicely down the sides. Sprinkle liberally with your favorite toppings.

 Heart Young children can even dip the tops of the cupcakes in with their fingers since the fondue is not hot. You may need to give the fondue a quick stir every now and then to keep it smooth if you aren’t actively dipping. This is a sweet, silly, messy project and my son Max (8) and I had a wonderful time making our fondue cupcakes. This would be a great addition to a party desert table, or for a special treat on a rainy day. Enjoy!

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