Jeep cupcakes are a fun and easy way to enjoy a birthday! Whether you’re celebrating an owner or a lover, these cute treats will make any Jeep fan happy!
My oldest is 100% obsessed with all things car and truck. Every year I ask him what kind of cake he wants and it’s always something vehicle-related. I’ve done a Monster Truck Birthday Cake, a tractor pull apart cupcake cake, and, now, Jeep Cupcakes.
A few months ago we bought me a red Jeep – and Ryan fell in love.
It’s all he can talk about. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seem him talking about them in my stories, reading catalogs, and being a Jeep diehard.
So it’s no surprise that he inevitably requested Jeep Cupcakes for his birthday this year.
Annnnddd.. I had no idea how to pull that off. Something vague like monster trucks or a dinosaur birthday cake is easy. But something iconic and recognizable? EEK!
Thankfully, I have the world’s best husband who helped me figure it out, sans mental breakdown.
How to make Jeep Cupcakes
The key to these cupcakes is the little Jeep candies that sit on top of the “dirt”. And lucky us, they’re super easy!
To make these Jeep cupcake toppers, you’ll need:
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- Red decorating icing (NOT gel! it needs to dry hard) with a small round tip.
- Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips. These are wider and flatter than normal ones!
- Wax paper
- Print out an image of a Jeep outline. Mine were about 1 inch wide and I pulled the image from Google.
Making the Jeep Cupcake Toppers
- Place your outline under the wax paper.
- Using the outline as your guide, gently pipe the outline onto the wax paper, leaving out the tires. Use a toothpick to smooth out any gaps.
- Press a halved chip on it’s side to make the rear tire and two chips on the botton as the wheels. If desired, use a paring knife to cut off the point on the chips to make it lay flatter.
- Allow to dry for about 24 hours or until COMPLETELY dry.
- Carefully remove from the wax paper. they should pop off fairly easily.
To make the edible dirt:
Leave about 2 of the chocolate cupcakes unfrosted and crumble into a container or onto a shallow plate.
Mix with a handful of chocolate sprinkles (optional) and press the bottom half of the freshly frosted cupcake into the dirt.
Top with the Jeep cupcake topper and there you have it!
Full disclosure with these Jeep Cupcakes:
The night before sending Ry to school with them, I went to assemble and bumped my sheet pan. They ALL shattered and I basically cried everywhere.
I was able to salvage enough to send to school. All of that to say, if they break a bit, just place them on the cupcake and either use a bit more of the red frosting or glue with the normal frosting. They will still look great!