Father’s Day {Fishing} Cupcakes – Guest Post


I’m so happy to introduce a fun new guest to you all today!  It’s actually the husband and wife team behind Nothing But Country.  This fabulous duo are not only photographers, but they also blog and create together!  Mary Beth is one lucky lady who blogs what her hubby bakes as well as what she crafts!  Sounds like the perfect relationship to me!  I know you are going to love them as much as I do!………..take it away Mary Beth!


Hello, hello!! I am so excited to be blogging over here at TidyMom! I love TidyMom and all her wonderful ideas, I am honored to be here to share with you one of our fun cupcake ideas/crafts. I am Mary Beth, and you’d find me over at Nothing But Country. My husband and I often are creating together. But you will find that I do the blogging, and he does most of our cooking/baking posts. He loves to cook (I am one lucky gal!!) And I love to craft so we make a great team!

Fishing Cupcakes

Today I am going to share with you an adorable Fishing themed cupcake. My husband loves to fish with my son. I wanted to make the perfect Father’s day cupcake for him. He deserves it. He’s an amazing dad.

I used a pack of fishy shaped fruit snacks, large sewing needle (cleaned), button & carpet thread and corn skewers. You could probably use any sewing thread you have on hand, I just wanted something thicker/sturdier. I will admit, I tried to use invisible thread so it looked more like fishing line and that = fail. The thread was so fine, it cut right through the fruit snack. Which is why I decided to go with a thicker thread.

Threaded the needed and put it thru where the mouth of the fish fruit snacks were. Tied it off carefully. If you tie it off too tightly it will cut thru the fruit snack too much.

Then I wrapped a bit of the string around the top of the skewer and tied it off there as well with a double knot. If you made your string too long, you can simply spin it around and tie it again to shorten it.

Frost your favorite daddy cupcake with pretty blue frosting.

One of my husbands favorite cupcakes is the blue berry cupcake. Pile on the frosting nice and high, looks like water. (Plus who doesn’t love extra frosting.. YUM!)

Add your fishing pole into the cupcake. I allowed the fishing pole to go in at an angle and go all the way down to the bottom of the cupcake so it was firmly in place.

They are sooooo adorable and lots of fun. I caught my husband after he removed the fishing pole pretend to fish in his cupcake. HAHA!! Boys will be boys! Thank you Cheryl again for inviting us to share with your readers our idea. I would love if they would visit us at Nothing But Country for more of our crafts and projects and maybe even try out a few of my husband’s recipes as well.

Tutorial on cupcake stands

Meet the Author:

Nothing but countryBoth deaf / hard of hearing since the age of 3, Chad and Mary Beth enjoy not only raising their little family but photographing together, cooking & crafting as well. Living in Central Florida with their 2 deaf / hard of hearing kiddlets they wish to share their adventures in their do-it-yourself lifestyles.



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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

68 Responses to “Father’s Day {Fishing} Cupcakes – Guest Post”

  1. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on June 1, 2011 at 6:37 am (#)

    Those are adorable, the fishing rod is so creative!

  2. Michelle@PitterPatterCreations posted on June 1, 2011 at 6:42 am (#)

    This is such a cute idea!! Thank you. Hope you do not mind if I share this with my fans.

  3. Rebecca posted on June 1, 2011 at 6:52 am (#)

    If only my husband liked cake/cupcakes. Maybe I’ll make them anyway, the kids and I can still enjoy. 😉

  4. Bridget posted on June 1, 2011 at 6:53 am (#)

    I love the cupcakes and the little stands! Is there a tutorial for the stands? I see a candleholder but what kind of paint and what is the platter made with? These cupcakes are perfect for having my kids help make on Father’s Day, so we will be making them! Thank You!

    • Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country replied on June 1st, 2011 at 7:05 am

      Bridget- The stands I actually posted on my blog a week or 2 ago. Found here – DIY- Cupcake Stands.

      Thank you Cheryl for the opportunity to Guest Blog, It was lots of fun!! :)

      • Bridget replied on June 1st, 2011 at 2:33 pm

        Thanks so much! I actually went to their website with the intention of looking for them but got distracted by all the other fun stuff! I couldn’t save everything fast enough to “My Favorites!” So much fun!

  5. Wenderly posted on June 1, 2011 at 6:55 am (#)

    So cute!

  6. Kristen posted on June 1, 2011 at 7:36 am (#)

    Such a creative couple – what a cute idea for cupcakes!

  7. Trisha posted on June 1, 2011 at 7:41 am (#)

    this is really inspiring. These cupcakes are really cute !!

  8. Paula posted on June 1, 2011 at 7:44 am (#)

    This is really a novel idea! Thanks for introducing Chad and Mary Beth to us Cheryl and to the creative couple, thank you for this Father’s Day gift idea inspiration!

  9. Cookbook Queen posted on June 1, 2011 at 7:48 am (#)

    SOOOO cute!! I’ve been racking my brain for a cute Father’s Day cupcake and you hit the nail on the head!! Love it.

  10. Amanda posted on June 1, 2011 at 7:58 am (#)

    Okay, seriously cute!!! My fishing crazy son would love these.

  11. jenna posted on June 1, 2011 at 8:08 am (#)

    sooooooooo cute!! you are so creative! i love these!

  12. SMITH BITES posted on June 1, 2011 at 8:17 am (#)

    these are absolutely adorable – LOVE the blueberry cupcake!!!

  13. Shaina posted on June 1, 2011 at 9:06 am (#)

    Oh, my kids would love these. I may just have to make them before I have a birthday to celebrate or a picnic to bring them to.

  14. Natalie posted on June 1, 2011 at 9:10 am (#)

    I LOVE THIS! My husband & 2 boys are all fishing fanatics. I grew up in a house with men who fished so I’ve been around it my whole life.
    This are definitely going on the Father’s Day Menu.

    Hope you don’t mind, but I tweeted the link b/c I loved it so much

  15. Crystal & Co posted on June 1, 2011 at 9:17 am (#)

    Love it!

  16. Alia posted on June 1, 2011 at 10:01 am (#)


    Im your follower!

    I really really liked your blog!

    Keep up the good work!


  17. Alexis posted on June 1, 2011 at 10:13 am (#)

    So stinkin’ cute!

  18. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on June 1, 2011 at 10:31 am (#)

    This is just the cutest idea! I love love love it!

  19. KerryAnn posted on June 1, 2011 at 11:09 am (#)

    These are SO adorable! I know my son would love these, he loves to go fishing. I’m going to make them for his next fishing trip with his daddy. I keep baked and frosted cupcakes in a Cup-A-Cake in the freezer, so it would be quick to make two up for them to take with them.

  20. Aimee posted on June 1, 2011 at 11:22 am (#)

    Oh my goodness how adorable!!!!

  21. meaghan (the decorated cookie) posted on June 1, 2011 at 11:23 am (#)

    so so so purely perfect in every way. I love these! I posted a link on :)

  22. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on June 1, 2011 at 11:44 am (#)

    Those are super duper cute! Thanks for the intro to Nothing But Country!

  23. Heather - Dollar Store Crafts posted on June 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm (#)

    I LOVE these! Soooo cute!

  24. Kulsum at JourneyKitchen posted on June 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm (#)

    Oh Goodness that looks awesome. Such a creative idea about – the fish rod. Don’t want to be a spoil spot but I’m one of those people who can’t take extra frosting :-)

  25. Sweet Charity posted on June 1, 2011 at 1:12 pm (#)

    What a cute idea! LOVE LOVE!!!!!

  26. Kami posted on June 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm (#)

    What an adorable idea, Mary Beth! Cute!

  27. Jamie | My Baking Addiction posted on June 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness, these are incredibly adorable!

  28. Amy {The Idea Room} posted on June 1, 2011 at 5:29 pm (#)

    Those are very clever! Love the little fish! Thanks for sharing this fun site and this inspiring family!

  29. Piggy Giggles posted on June 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm (#)

    This is the best homemade Father’s Day gift that I’ve seen so far!

  30. When Pigs Fly posted on June 2, 2011 at 7:20 am (#)

    Those cupcakes are adorable. Love the guest post.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day. I really appreciate it.

  31. Lori N. posted on June 2, 2011 at 9:32 am (#)

    These cupcakes are just adorable, thanks for sharing! If you have time, can you share what number frosting tip that is? My girls are bringing decorated cupcakes to our 4-H Foods Revue and I think we might need to add that tip to our list of supplies!

    Thanks a bunch for your help! Have a great day!

  32. sweetsugarbelle posted on June 2, 2011 at 12:14 pm (#)

    These are so cute!!!!

  33. Sherri posted on June 2, 2011 at 12:54 pm (#)

    How adorable are those?! Love getting great ideas from other bloggers. Thanks for sharing your cute cupcakes!

  34. Missy C. posted on June 2, 2011 at 12:55 pm (#)

    Love these we live in the country on the water and my husband lives for fishing. These will be perfect thanks for the great idea.

  35. Jenny posted on June 2, 2011 at 9:15 pm (#)

    So cute!

  36. Lisa Brown posted on June 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm (#)

    Super cute and LOVE the cute little pedestals!

  37. Leslie posted on June 3, 2011 at 11:50 am (#)

    I love this! This would be perfect for a shower I’m throwing. Beach theme.

  38. Nate posted on June 6, 2011 at 2:58 pm (#)

    This is cute, and I’m sure kids would have a blast putting these together, but…. real men want cake–not itty bitty cupcakes. 😉

  39. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction posted on June 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm (#)

    These are adorable! What a fun idea :)

    My brother is really into fishing, so I will have to make these for him sometime soon. He’ll LOVE them!

  40. Jennifer McAliley posted on June 7, 2011 at 8:55 pm (#)

    I was just thinking about taking hubby and my dad on our boat for a fishing trip for father’s day. These are the cutest! Perfect for our day! thanks for sharing!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  41. Brittany posted on June 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm (#)

    We are so doing this for Father’s Day!

  42. Elizabeth posted on June 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm (#)

    These are so cute! My husband has recently begun taking our daughter fishing. They both seem to love it! These will be a perfect treat, especially because they both love cupcakes!


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