How to make pirate cupcake toppers

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Who doesn’t love a little pirate themed birthday?  These pirate cupcake toppers are really quite easy to make with minimal tools and can be customized to your child’s favourite colour.

Here is What I used:

Coloured fondant (ivory, black, white, and red)
rolling pin
gum glue
black edible marker
Zacto Knife
circle cutter (large enough to just fit on top of the cupcake)
#8 round tip

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Step 1:

Roll out the ivory or skin tone fondant to about 1/4th of an inch thick.  Using the circle cutter make a cut. Place it aside.  Now using the red fondant do the same so that you have a ivory and red circle cut out.

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Step 2:

Cut the red circle in half.  Using the gum glue attach it to the ivory circle already cut, as shown below in the picture.  The red half will create the pirates bandanna.

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Step 3:

Cut out a small rectangle using the red fondant.  Cut out a “v” shape on one side using the Zacto Knife. The picture below shows the example.  Then using gum glue, attach it to one side of the bandanna hat.

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Step 4:

Roll out a tiny piece of white fondant to create one eye.  Using the #8 round cutter, cut out a small circle with the tip. 

Now use the black edible marker and draw in an eye on the white circle.  **Alternatively, if you do not have a black edible marker, you can always make a smaller circle with black fondant and glue it onto the white eye. Using gum glue attach the white eye onto the pirate’s face.

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Step 5:

Roll out a small amount of black fondant and using the #8 round tip, cut out a small circle with the tip.  This will create the pirate’s “eye patch” that goes over the other eye. Using gum glue place the black patch where the other eye should be.

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Step 6:

Roll out some black fondant into a “worm” and cut it with the Zacto Knife to the length that would fit across the pirate’s head, as shown below.

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Step 7:

Using the black edible marker add the final touches.  Draw on the pirate’s mouth and some markings onto his bandanna.  ** Alternatively, if you do not have an edible marker, the mouth can be made with black fondant and you could skip putting on a pattern onto the bandanna.

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And there you go…. a fun, cute, little pirate cupcake topper!

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Happy Caking!

Diane

Diane
Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2010. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.
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