Simply Amazing Cupcake Fondue

Do you have a fondue pot? Is it collecting dust? Well, we have sweet reason for you to break it out.

Let me introduce to you a lil’ something I stumbled upon via the interwebs for my next cookery conquest – cupcake fondue! Put your cheeses aside and spare your chocolates. This party starter is all about homemade icing and whimsical toppings! Plan a night to bond with your besties by bringing them together for the sake of these bite-sized sweets. The setup is simple, yet the yield is great. What are you waiting for? Let’s fondue it. Now!

Cupcake Fondue
From Pint Size Social

3 cups powdered sugar
â…“ cup liquid (orange juice, fruit juice, milk, or water)
2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1. Make your fave recipe for cupcakes. This could be from scratch (go you!), or if you’re like me, choose a box mix from your local supermarket. Nomfest.

2. To make your fondue: Combine powdered sugar, orange juice, and corn syrup in the fondue pot. Adjust the consistency by eyeballing extra amounts of liquid or powdered sugar until you get a smooth, thick glaze. Amanda from Bake it Pretty suggested using orange juice to give it a citrus flavor, and cheese-like yellow fondue color, which I couldn’t agree with more! Grape juice will add a purple coloring to the fondue, and milk or water will make it easy to add your own choice of coloring.

3. Since the fondue is suitable for dipping as prepared–a flame underneath the pot is optional! Note: my fondue ended up being a little too runny following the directions. Looking back, I probably would have added a bit more powdered sugar or flour to thicken the mixture.

4. Display your toppings in ramekins and cups in a bar-like fashion. The variety of toppings i chose included pistachio bits, dried rose petals, organic coconut flakes, apple cinnamon granola, chocolaty rainbow drops, pink sugar, and sugar pearls.

5. Now, for the best part! Skewer your mini cupcakes from the side, dip the top into the fondue, sprinkle to your heart’s desire, and enjoy!

What party appropriate foods melt your heart? I love a good recommendation!


About Julianne

Julie is a modern day Renaissance woman and die-hard bloody mary enthusiast. When she’s not sprinkling magic fairy dust onto ModCloth’s social media channels, you can find her eclectic point of view on food, fashion, music, and DIY documented here!

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    Higgenbottom 04/12/2011 at 1:39 pm #

    these are beautiful! the whole process looks so easy and fun

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    Angela (ModCloth) 04/12/2011 at 2:03 pm #

    That was so much fun!

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    Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries 04/12/2011 at 3:04 pm #

    Oh MY GOODNESS! You have NO idea how hungry I am right now! 😀

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    Caitlin 04/12/2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Wow this is the most amazing idea I have heard all week! I wish I owned a fondue pot so I could try it out right now – Yum!

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    Julie (ModCloth) 04/12/2011 at 5:10 pm #

    @Catlin, there are some great vintage ones out there! This past weekend I went for a jog, walked into a garage sale for a break, and saw a really adorable retro yellow fondue pot for a great price!

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    foodfashionandflow 04/12/2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Cupcake fondue? What a freakin awesome idea! So cute! Love it!

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    Kimberley 04/12/2011 at 5:43 pm #

    so cute! I’d love to have a cupcake party, where my friends and I spend the entire day baking cupcakes and making them look pretty! Oh, and eating them too 🙂

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    katie petix 04/12/2011 at 9:16 pm #

    looks super tasty. i have to bring a dessert to a party this Friday, how lucky that you posted this today! thanks for the info! xoxo kat

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    Carly 04/12/2011 at 10:33 pm #

    wow! this looks awesome! i have got to try this! and i thought that i liked normal fondue!

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    Virginie 04/13/2011 at 10:53 am #

    Such a great idea for parties of all kind! Fun, creative and I’m assuming delicious as well! Thanks for sharing the idea.

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    Anna 04/13/2011 at 10:59 am #

    Oh wow, never heard of it but it sounds beyond delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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    Hayley 04/13/2011 at 2:01 pm #

    I blogged about the original recipe a few weeks ago, and had almost forgotten about them, but you’ve reminded me I need to try this out! They’d be perfect for a girly gathering!

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    Megan 04/13/2011 at 4:46 pm #

    That looks delicious!! I will have to have a girls night with this recipe!

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    laura 04/14/2011 at 11:39 am #

    Utter genius! I now know exactly what my birthday cake will be this year- Thank you!

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    heidi 04/18/2011 at 2:34 pm #

    This is so brilliant! I cannot wait to do this.

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    Molly 05/26/2011 at 4:19 pm #

    Looks perfect for parties! I would LOVE to try this. Thanks for sharing it!

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    Shannon 07/14/2011 at 8:08 pm #

    Awesome! Though you can’t ‘thicken with flour’ (step 3) unless you’re cooking a sauce … just add more powdered sugar 🙂

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    Kaley 07/29/2011 at 8:19 pm #

    I made these this evening for my brothers and sisters, whom I was babysitting. They loved them!

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    TidyMom 02/13/2012 at 5:07 am #

    Thought you’d want to know…your post and pictures have been stolen and used on this site

    they have done it to several bloggers – many of those posts have been removed, but I guess they’re only going to do it if they are contacted. – you can report abuse to blogger and they will remove it for you

    I love your post!!

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