Friday, October 09, 2009

Pirate Cupcakes

Gretchen's oldest is having a pirate party today. I found a photo of these online to guide me in the cupcake making process. I used big, red, heart sprinkles for the 'tie' on the bandana, and when I ran just low enough on icing that noses weren't possible to pipe (it's hard to 'rematch' a color), I found some orange sprinkles for noses, and then, of course, gold cupcake holders.

Here are half of them on a little treasure map I put together to anchor them all down, with a few little gold pieces and jewels strewn around. The other half jumped ship (or rather, wanted to sit in their box until delivery, but you get the point!

7 comments:

Brian and Ella said...

oh my goodness...i love it!! just might have to steal that idea for one of my own boys' birthdays!!

Christy said...

Please do, I stole it from someone else (I can't remember what site I found it on, but....it lives on to see another day)! They have Pirate Party stuff on clearance for 70% off at Michael's Right now (the CUTEST plates, favors, gold coins etc if you think it may be soon). I bought a tube of black icing to make the smile, and eyeballs because it's almost impossible to make black (it's always a dark, dark grey), and the red is also a real pain (I'm wearing it today, and will for several more days), I might even recommend making that as well if you have less than twenty, I'd think a tube would do it. Peach, and (obviously) white are no problem to tent! P.s I saw the CUTEST barn cupcakes and thought of you guys! They decorated the cupcake in just yellow, then printed off a picture of barn animals, taped them to toothpicks, and pressed then downinto the cupcakes so all the animals were 'standing' in the hay!

Christy said...

P.s. This is the link to the picture of the barn cupcakes, but I think any 'animal' or scene would do! And how great is it that one color can be hay?
http://www.thecelebrationshoppe.com/themes/view/on-the-farm

Jo said...

so when I saw the first picture, I thought, "oh, how cute". When I saw the entire cake picture, I thought, "That is AWESOME!!". It's not just that you find great creative ideas, it's how well you do them.

Christy said...

Thanks, Jo :) I'm so grateful for the age of the Internet where we can find inspiring ideas!

Msheepers said...

Very impressive!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Oh love these too! We did some pirate cupcakes for CJ's third. I love the map too - Great idea. You are one cake bakin momma with lots of talent! Thanks for sharing these at the Celebration Party!