10 Cupcakes That Look Like Summer Foods

Summer is almost here, so celebrate with some sweet treats that are inspired by your favorite sunny-day foods!

With so many fun summer activities--like outdoor parties, family barbecues, and trips to the beach--comes great summer food. My go-to's are always hamburgers, pies, kabobs and summer fruits. Of course cupcakes are always at the top of my list, so I thought I'd round up a few of really creative cupcakes that look like some of my favorite summer foods. Why not get the best of both in a cupcake?!


  • Whether you are a kid or an adult, ice cream sundaes are the easiest (and sweetest) way to cool off during the summer. This cupcake from Bakerella is made with a chocolate ganache topping to look just like chocolate syrup!

  • From ballparks to barbecues, everyone loves a good hot dog during the summer months. I love the checkered tablecloth and overall picnic feeling of this hot dog cupcake! It's almost too cute to eat!

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  • What is better than cupcake and booze? This mojito cupcake from VeganYumYum has got lots of minty lime flavor with a little kick of rum!

  • Watermelon is a summer party staple. Bakingdom whipped up these cute cupcake replicas that have little chocolate chips in the middle to look like seeds!

  • It's not summer without a burger at a party, but who says you can't eat them for dessert? You can easily stack layers of cake with different colored frosting to recreate this hamburger cupcake.

  • Whether you are outside at a carnival or enjoying a block party, you can always count on one of these to cool you off! These snow cone cupcakes are easy to make and look just like the real thing.

  • These BBQ cupcakes from FamilyFun.Go look like the real deal. The cute kabobs, steak and hot dogs are all made from candy, but it looks like you might need a lot of patience to assemble all of these fun cupcake toppings!

  • Topped with real fruit and a red wine buttercream, these Sangria cupcakes from Hoosier Homemade are a fun way to consume one of my favorite summer drinks in cupcake form. 

  • These berry pie cupcakes are as close to the real thing as you are going to get! Funambulist Damsel used M&Ms and frosting to get the look of a real summer pie.

  • These cupcakes became really popular to make after the book Hello, Cupcake! came out. The well-known trick to these corn-on-the-cob cupcakes? Jelly beans!

    Image via Flickr

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