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Father’s Day “Tie” Cupcakes

by Christa on June 9, 2012

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About a month ago I raved about how great my Mom was, now its time to put the spotlight on my DAD! I’m so grateful to have a Dad who takes time out of his day (almost every day!) to help my husband and I with our new home. He was able to juggle being a firefighter, general contractor, artist all while being a great father, and for that I’m so thankful!

These Father’s Day Tie Cupcakes will put a big grin on any dad’s face. And they’ll put a grin on your face because these cupcake toppers are simple to make & requirement no fondant! The ties are made from Fruit Stripe Gum and the shirt collar is made from Fruit Roll Ups. Its as simple as that!

Make these Father’s Day Cupcakes for the special man in your life; he’ll love them.

(Cupcakes are pictured with beer- this is highly recommended 🙂 )

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Father’s Day Tie Cupcakes

 (Makes 12 Shirt & Tie Cupcakes)


Father’s Day Tie Cupcakes:
1 dozen baked & frosted cupcakes of your choice
3 rolls Fruit Roll Ups (or other chewy fruit snack)
1 pack Fruit Stripe Gum (I found it at Michael’s)


  1. Bake & frost a dozen cupcakes of your choice.
  2. Unroll the fruit roll ups into a flat sheet. Using a very sharp nice, cut 8 strips in each. (About 2/3” wide x 3” long). Take one strip and put it onto another strip to double up the thickness. This will make the “shirt collar” stand up and be extra sturdy. Shape each into a circle and put on top of the cupcake. Repeat for all 12 cupcakes.
  3. Next cut a tie shape & hexagon from each stick of gum. This may take a little practice. (I cut three before I got a tie shape I liked, then used that one as a template for the rest of the ties.)
  4. Using a dab of frosting, adhere the tie to the shirt collar. And you’re done!
  5. Be sure to refrigerate under serving as the fruit snack may droop at room temperature.

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Diane June 10, 2012 at 12:56 am

Now I know my Dad would have loved these but sadly he is not still around to enjoy them 🙁 Diane


Christa June 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Aw I’m sorry to hear that. You should make them anyways in honor of him! He’ll be looking down & be extra proud 🙂


Sue {munchkin munchies} June 11, 2012 at 12:08 am

These are so darn cute! Using the Fruit Stripe gum is genius!


A Kelso June 12, 2012 at 7:11 am

Even if my Dad isn’t here any longer to enjoy these, I say we all make them on Father’s Day in honor of our fathers, and all those men who we know are great fathers. Good men important to honor. Happy Father’s Day to all.


Skye @ A Virtual Essence June 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm

These are so cute!! I can’t believe it’s already Father’s Day. My gifts are always late to get mailed, oops!


Christa June 15, 2012 at 7:18 pm

haha my Mother’s Day gift was late too… the way I look at it is they get a surprise gift on some random day. I personally love those! haha


Linda K Murphy June 14, 2013 at 11:31 am

These are great! Wow my granddaughter will love making these for her daddy.


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