Aren’t these pirate cupcakes darling?
I can’t take too much credit for these. I borrowed the idea from a friend. But they turned out so cute that I just had to share.
Use any flavor for the cake and bake according to the package. My little guy picked chocolate. I found several different pirate theme liner cups (Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Party City) but chose gold because it matched the gold coins and jewelry I used for party decor.
I used a tub of white buttercream frosting and added just a couple spoonfuls of milk chocolate frosting to make a flesh-like color. I mixed it using a hand mixer.
Frost the cupcakes.
Pour chocolate sprinkles onto a small plate or shallow bowl.
Pressing lightly, roll 1/2 the iced cupcake in the sprinkles so that they cover the bottom and slightly up the sides of the cupcake.
There’s the scruffy beard!
I used vanilla frosting in my Pampered Chef Easy Accent Decorator for the whites of the eyes.
Red icing is too hard to make, so I used a can of red cupcake icing for the bandanas then added white polka dots with the vanilla icing using the PC decorator.
You could use any small, round candy, but we chose chocolate chips for the eyeballs. Then used the red icing for the mouth.
Cute and yummy!