Cupcake Fondue and Valentine Table Decor

When my daughter asked if we could host the Thespian Troupe Valentine’s mixer I of course agreed.  Not only do I love having the kids at our house but I know these opportunities will be coming to an end soon as Tessa will graduate in June.  I will miss having dozens of teenagers in my house, making lots of noise playing the piano and singing, dancing, talking and just having a good time together.

The kids all bring snacks but you know me, I can’t not make something!

Earlier this week I saw the idea for cupcake fondue here and I KNEW I had to find an excuse, and soon, to do it!  The mixer Friday night was the perfect opportunity!!

So if you need a last minute Valentine’ party treat this is it.  Not only is it perfect for Valentine’s but it would be great for any party, a birthday party, a baby or bridal shower or just for fun!

Cupcake FOndue

I took the easy route and used cake mixes for my cupcakes.  One yellow and one chocolate.

Cupcake FOndue

I then pulled out my supply of sprinkles and made two batches of “fondue”, which is really just runny frosting!

Cupcake FOndue

The cupcakes can be put on skewers and dipped into the frosting or since the “fondue” isn’t hot, you can just use your hand to dip the top of the cupcake.  Then choose your sprinkle!

Cupcake FOndue

The kids had a great time dipping and putting together different combinations.

Cupcake FOndue

So cute and fun!

Cupcake FOndue

I needed to put a quick table decoration together too.  I shared it on Facebook the other day but in case you didn’t see it, here it is.

Lucky for me I came home to a box on my front porch on Friday that had 30 beautiful tulips in it. (My favorite flower).  It was from my sweet hubby for Valentine’s day and the 30 years of marriage we are celebrating this year!  They were the perfect centerpiece for the table.

To add to it I just filled some of my canning jars with Valentine candy and put them on my red cake stand.

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To the jar of conversation hearts I added some little ribbon flags.  Mine aren’t quite a as fancy as the ones I saw here but I like them and they were super quick to put together.

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Thank goodness for that little ribbon addiction/collection/pile I have!!
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What are your plans for Valentine’s Day??  Be sure to tell someone you love them!

Cupcake Fondue and Valentine Table Decor

Ingredients

  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 1/3 C liquid (I used milk but you could also use orange juice, fruit juice, or water)
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • For chocolate version add 1/3 - 1/2 cup cocoa (to taste)
  • Miniature-size cupcakes in the flavor of your choice, cooled and unfrosted
  • Assorted sprinkles, and other toppings

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Comments

  1. 1
    nancy says:

    Is something missing from the fondue recipe or do you just use milk, syrup and sugar? How did you get the chocolate looking fondue? I am sorry if I am confused but the recipe seems confusing.

  2. 2
    Joy says:

    Hi Leigh Anne! This is a great idea snack idea for some kiddos I teach on Wednesdays and I can’t wait to try it. They will love it! But, I’m wondering the same thing as Nancy. How do you get the chocolate? Did you just add chocolate syrup or cocoa? Thanks for a great idea!

  3. 3
    kelly says:

    that looks so yummy and so cute!!!

  4. 4
    patti says:

    Good job on not breaking your “t” fast. Preposting is the way to go, for sure! I do it all the time.
    This fondue party is exactly what we have planned for my grand daughter’s birthday. She’s turning five next Monday and I’m flying to OH this Thursday to help out with the new baby that is coming on Friday! So much going on- but we didn’t want the 5 yr old’s birthday getting lost because of the new baby coming, so this is what we’re doing for her party! I hope it looks as cute as yours :)

  5. 5
    Mariel says:

    Very cute!! I can think of a hundred occasions this would be fun for :)

  6. 6
    Lethe says:

    So stinkin’ adorable!
    Such fun to see what cute things you come up with!
    So talented! So cute! So true!

  7. 7
    Tammy says:

    I just love your blog…you are so creative. Quick question…do you need to keep the fondue warm or will they be okay at room temp?
    Thanks so much!

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