Family Ties

Necktie Cupcakes@The Seven Year Cottage

This Father’s Day…

Surprise dear old dad with fashionable necktie cupcakes!

Necktie Cupcakes

  • 12 mini cupcakes (undecorated)
  • 16oz. can chocolate frosting
  • 1 gallon-size zipper bag
  • White stick gum (Wrigley’s Doublemint)
  • Blue stick gum (Wrigley’s Extra Peppermint)
  • Fruit Stripe gum
  • Cake confetti
  • Light corn syrup
  • Toothpicks

To create neckties, cut each stick of chewing gum in half crosswise with a clean pair of kitchen shears.  Shape one end of gum into a point.  Beginning at the pointed end, cut upwards along sides, tapering slightly.

Add polka dots to solid color neckties by dipping the tip of a toothpick into corn syrup.  Dab a tiny amount on the back of cake confetti, then adhere to tie fronts.  Tweezers are great for precise placement of dots.

For collars, cut white stick gum in half crosswise, then in half lengthwise.  Shorten by cutting in half again.  Stack two short pieces of gum on top of one another, aligning blunt edges.  Trim opposite edges at an angle.

Fill a gallon-size zipper bag with chocolate frosting.  Seal bag and snip one corner.  Pipe frosting onto cupcakes.

Place one necktie in the center of each frosted cupcake.  Arrange two collar pieces atop tie, securing with a tiny amount of corn syrup.  Repeat until all cupcakes are decorated.

Serve and enjoy! 

*Yields one dozen miniature tie-topped cupcakes.


47 responses to Family Ties

  1. So super adorable! My, I LOVE your treat ideas!!

  2. Holley says:

    So cute! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesday! ~Holley

  3. These are just to cute Hollie! Pinning them right now!

  4. These cupcakes are so adorable….perfect idea for Father’s Day…..thank you for sharing them :)

  5. lisa says:

    Too cute! What a great idea for Father’s Day!

  6. Jenny says:

    These are so cute! I’ll be sharing these tonight on my facebook page. LOVE! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  7. trisha says:

    I really love these…you did a great job!

  8. Sandy says:

    I think these are absolutely adorable, I am going to make these for Fathers Day.

  9. These are so stinking cute & perfect for Father’s Day! I’d love for you to share them at Whatcha’ Whipped Up . Hope to see you there!

  10. Bumpkin says:

    These are just SO cute! What a sweet idea, thanks for sharing. Catherine x

  11. debra says:

    These are awesome. I am not much of a cake baker but I am going to send this on to a few friends that
    do cake baking regularly!

  12. those are so cute, and I bet much tastier than fondant.

  13. Pat says:

    These would be cute for father’s Day.
    Really cute.
    Thank you for sharing.

  14. Winnie says:

    These are super cute and super creative!
    Wonderful job

  15. Those are just too cute … what a fun addition to Father’s Day!

  16. [...] Seven Year Cottage did a great job on these Family Ties cupcakes! With just some sticks of gum and candy as decoration, they turned out so cute!  I love the [...]

  17. Belle says:

    I Love these, you made them look so awesome with just some gum, you are amazing! I featured them in my Father’s Day round up at:
    If you would like a featured button, I have one on this page:
    I have a Link Party on Wednesdays, I’d love for you to link up! Thanks!

  18. Adorable cupcakes! Who would have guessed the tie embellishments are cut from chewing gum! You are so creative.

    Visiting from Show Off Friday.


  19. Debbie says:

    I love this idea for Fathers Day! Magnolia Bakery in NYC is selling adorable cupcakes for Fathers Day with a tie, and yours are just as cute!

  20. Angie R says:

    Oh i love the idea of the gum! so cool!

  21. Those are awesome – I love that you used gum! So great.

  22. what a great idea to use gum for the ties! i just might have to whip some of these up for father’s day! thanks for sharing!

  23. [...] Seven Year Cottage did a great job on these Family Ties cupcakes! With just some sticks of gum and candy as decoration, they turned out so cute!  I love the [...]

  24. Those are the cutest necktie cupcakes…love the gum idea!!!

  25. Emily says:

    What an adorable Fathers Day treat! YOU are being featured at this weeks Tasty Tuesday Party which goes up Monday night at 8:30pm. Stop by and check it out!

  26. Erika says:

    No way! These are too cute with the little ties.

    It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising

  27. Those are so cute! Thanks for linking up on my blog hop!

  28. marissa says:

    Thanks so much to linking up to my what we wore, read and made party. I’m featuring this tomorrow night :)


  29. michelle says:

    agree with everyone else, so very cute!!!

  30. So, so flippin’ cute! Featuring on Facebook tout sweet! Pinning too.

  31. Yummy AND adorable! I love these!

  32. Too cute not to be this week’s top feature on “A Little Birdie Told Me”!

  33. Jill says:

    When I saw the picture I wondered how you’d done the ties!! Chewing gum – genius!! So cute!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  34. Malory says:

    These are some of the cutest things I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing!


  35. Michelle says:

    Totally cute cupcakes. Perfect for Father’s Day. Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great week.

  36. Katie says:

    These are soooooo adorable!!! Thanks for sharing at Homemade By You! These cupcakes are going to be featured! I hope to see you again tonight!

  37. Jennifer says:

    These are fabulous! And such creative decorating, love it! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share! Featuring these tomorrow!

  38. The Sisters says:

    SO CUTE! Seriously!!! One of our faves! Thanks for linking up with us on “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

  39. Alyssa says:

    These are so adorable, they are perfect for Father’s Day. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

  40. Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday! These are sooooo cute! :) Featured you today!

    Ginger @

  41. kayla says:

    I love these, they are just to cute!! I pinned them thanks for sharing!
    -Kayla :)

  42. Congrats, Hollie! YES, we love your adorable mini cupcakes. Our Bowdabra Designers picked your post as one of our favorites this past week from the Crafty Saturday Showcase! We are featuring you on our Facebook page, twitter and Pinterest pin! Thanks for stopping in already and seeing it this morning!

    Here is the featured blog post:

    We hope you stop in and link up more ideas on Saturday!

    Have a super weekend, Susie @Bowdabra

  43. zan says:

    love this idea..i would never in a million years have thought of using chewing gum

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