Getting a head start on project ideas. What flavor cupcakes would be good for a CAMPING themed event. I Do NOT like SMORES so please help me with other ideas!
First thing that comes to mind is chocolate orange - chocolate cupcakes topped with orange frosting to mimic campfire? But you know, because you don't like smores (I don't either, too sweet!) doesn't mean your guests don't. Just saying.
I was about ready to post the same thing as JustOneMoreCake. You could always decorate the cupcakes to mimic a campfire. Plus nothing says that you can't have more than one flavor at this event. I mean, for events you typically provide multiple flavors (especially with cupcakes) that you think the guests would enjoy. So you may not be a fan of a smores cupcake but others might. So do a smores, do a chocolate with campfire decorations, do a red velvet with tree decorations, do a lemon cake with a tent decoration. Just think of flavors that would appeal to the masses and have your decorations mimic the event theme.
That's a hard one. When I think of camping, the first thing that I think of is Smores. I don't like them, either, but I enjoy the components separately. I make a chocolate cupcake with marshmallow buttercream that I absolutely do not share with my family. I probably would do any cupcakes I wanted, but as suggested, decorate within the theme.
How about something with maple. I would do what others said and go basic with flavor and put your efforts into decor.
A maple cupcake with bacon - either well crumbled sprinkled over the icing &/or even some mixed into the batter
I watch Cupcake Wars on TV and am appaled at some of the combinations they come up with. If you want to get really weird try incorporating some fish into a cuppie - like well chopped shrimp or scallops? OR at least decorate the icing with a molded fish - use a bag of Swish Fish (gummy-bear in fish form). Then there are always tents - use stick pretzels as the polls w/fondant 'tent'. For flavor add crushed pretzels in a salted caramel cupcake
How about trying a 'breakfast' cupcake - incorporate OJ, (dry)cereal, bacon and eggs in the batter. There are several different versions of breakfast cookie recipes around - just turn them into a cupcake/muffin.