How to Make Golf Cupcakes

June 12, 2017

Make a sweet treat for the golf lover in your life with this super easy Golf Cupcakes recipe! Add gum “golf balls” and golf tees for a hole-in-one dessert!

I was provided product samples free of charge from Oriental Trading in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was provided for this post.

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!

How to Make Golf Cupcakes


  • Boxed yellow cake mix
  • Green frosting
  • White gumballs
  • Golf tees
  • Golf Par-Tee Picks (from Oriental Trading)


  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package to make 12 cupcakes.
  2. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
  3. Fill a piping bag with green frosting.
  4. Using a star tip, pipe frosting around the surface of the cupcake.
  5. Lift the tip of the piping bag every so often to create texture.
  6. Add a gumball and golf tee to half of the cupcakes.
  7. Then, add a gumball and a Golf Par-Tee Pick (I only used the flags) to the other half of the cupcakes.
  8. Serve to your favorite golfer!
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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!


What golf lover in your life would love these cupcakes?


  • Reply allisonarnone June 12, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    these are so cute!

  • Reply Kelley June 12, 2017 at 2:54 PM

    So cute!!! Perfect for Father’s Day!!!

  • Reply kissmytulle June 12, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    These are really cute. I love the “playing greens”.

  • Reply Chelsea June 12, 2017 at 7:25 PM

    These are the actual cutest! I’m so jealous of your crafty brain <3 Haha

  • Reply Lani June 12, 2017 at 8:57 PM

    These are so perfect for Father’s Day! Love them

    • Reply Jessica June 13, 2017 at 8:36 AM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Carly Anderson June 12, 2017 at 10:17 PM

    These are seriously SO cute!

  • Reply Miranda June 13, 2017 at 12:50 AM

    These are adorable!!! What an awesome idea!

  • Reply Kendra June 13, 2017 at 7:57 AM

    I totally need to make some if these for my husband.

    • Reply Jessica June 13, 2017 at 8:54 AM

      I’m sure he’d love them!

  • Reply Christina June 13, 2017 at 11:45 AM

    What a fun idea!!!

  • Reply Lisa Heath June 13, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    These would be so perfect for my grandpa! Ohh I love them!

    • Reply Jessica June 14, 2017 at 8:14 AM

      Aww! I hope he loves them!

  • Reply geniabeme June 13, 2017 at 7:58 PM


    • Reply Jessica June 14, 2017 at 8:10 AM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply sayhellonature June 14, 2017 at 8:51 PM

    These are super cute! My dad loves golfing and dessert so I may just make these for his next birthday!

    • Reply Jessica June 14, 2017 at 9:44 PM

      Thanks! It sounds like these cupcakes would be a perfect birthday treat for your dad!

  • Reply Lisa at Dreams and Caffeine June 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Super cute idea! These are going on my husband’s birthday menu… plus, I think the kiddos can help decorate. Thanks for sharing!


    • Reply Jessica June 19, 2017 at 11:11 AM

      Thanks so much! I hope your hubby enjoys these cupcakes! I also hope the kids have a great time decorating them!

  • Reply Linda June 21, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    This is a cute idea. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? Hope to see you again next week!

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  • Reply Helen at the Lazy Gastronome June 22, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    How fun! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Party!

  • Reply Miz Helen June 23, 2017 at 2:57 PM

    Just pinned your awesome cupcakes! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Reply Jessica June 24, 2017 at 9:34 AM

      Thanks so much for pinning! Enjoy!

  • Reply Ai @Ai made it for you June 26, 2017 at 8:06 AM

    How adorable! Thanks for sharing at this week’s Fiesta Friday!

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