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With Father’s Day being so close to my husband’s birthday, I get to brainstorm gifts for him while shopping for dad. It’s super convenient since my dad and my husband are always so hard to shop for! I usually start brainstorming gift ideas by first thinking about their hobbies. Golf is a big hobby of my husband’s.
I’m not much of a golfer – aside from mini golf – so I usually leave shopping for golf gear to the hubs. If I do get him a golf-themed gift, it’s usually a gift card to a sporting goods store or a golf polo shirt. But my husband also has a bit of a sweet tooth. So another perfect gift for him is always some homemade baked goodies!
So I had the idea to bake a simple vanilla cupcake and turn it into a golf-themed dessert. The best part? All you need is boxed cake mix, green icing, and a little creativity! I might not know much about the game of golf itself, but I can definitely make a cupcake a hole-in-one dessert!
I found the cutest golf picks at Oriental Trading, along with a few other supplies I needed to make these cupcakes. After the cupcakes were baked, I used a star tip to add textured frosting on top. I’ve been using my piping bag a lot lately! Using a piping bag isn’t as hard as I thought it would be. All it takes is a little practice and you’ll soon get the hang of it! It always gets a little messy for me (especially using colorful frosting), but that’s all part of the fun!
I found cupcake liners with a grassy design on them. You could use golf-themed cupcake liners or green cupcake liners. These cupcakes became a golfer’s delight by sticking white golf tees in half of the cupcakes. Then, I stuck golf flag picks in the other half. A white gumball was popped on top to take the place of a golf ball. They also give these cupcakes another fun, edible element!
- Boxed yellow cake mix
- Green frosting
- White gumballs
- Golf tees
- Golf Par-Tee Picks (from Oriental Trading)
- Prepare and bake cake mix according to package to make 12 cupcakes.
- Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
- Fill a piping bag with green frosting.
- Using a star tip, pipe frosting around the surface of the cupcake.
- Lift the tip of the piping bag every so often to create texture.
- Add a gumball and golf tee to half of the cupcakes.
- Then, add a gumball and a Golf Par-Tee Pick (I only used the flags) to the other half of the cupcakes.
- Serve to your favorite golfer!
If you’ve got an avid golfer in your family, they’ll definitely love these golf-themed cupcakes! Shop for some of the supplies needed to create these fun cupcakes on Oriental Trading!
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