Pirate Cake Topper & Pirate Cupcake Toppers

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When a friend from college contacted me on Facebook and asked me about helping her pull off a pirate themed party for her young boys, I was thrilled to help out!

The only catch was – she lives hours and hours away, so actually doing a cake and/or cupcakes for her wasn’t possible… instead she asked if I could do the toppers and mail them to her!

I had never mailed anything like this, so I was super nervous about getting everything to her in one piece, but in the end, it all turned out great!

First I made these 3-D Pirate cake toppers.   I made one for each boy – one turning 6 and one turning 7.  They were made from gum paste…. and this is the only good picture I have :-(  .

I should note, I made these back in August when (a) my camera was broken and (b) we were headed out of town before the hurricane got here, so I was in a big hurry!

For the pirate face cupcake toppers, I used a lemon cookie cutter (of all things) for the head/face shape with ears.

I added bandanas in red, green and blue, some with polka dots and some with stripes.   I used the lemon cookie cutter to get the shape right and a tiny teardrop cutter (from thisminiature cutters set)  for the “knot”.

Then I made the note from a tiny ball of fondant and drew on the eyes, rosy cheeks, freckles and eyes with Americolor Food Markers.

All of the faces were made with homemade marshmallow fondant (with Tylose added in to help them harden) and Satin Ice Black Vanilla fondant for the eye patches.

Do you have any questions about these toppers?  If so, leave me a comment!

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  1. Heather Stewart says

    Could the cupcake toppers be used on cookies instead of cupcakes? Do you think that would look good too??

    Also, what is you price with shipping for two dozen?

    Heather Stewart

  2. Debbie W says

    I have those same mini cutters. Love them! Great idea using the lemon cutter. I was wondering how you got the ears. I can’t visualize images on blank shapes like some people can.

    I’m currently making cupcake toppers for my grandson’s 2nd birthday with a Farm theme. My pig is made using a cat head cutter, with the ears folded over. Do you like your cupcake toppers to cover most of the cupcake? Mine are working out to be about 1½” each, so I’ll see more frosting around the topper.

    Thanks for sharing your talent. I’ve been discovering all sorts of fun stuff on your site & FB. :)

    • Rose says

      I generally try to get the toppers to be around 2″ so that they do cover most of the cupcake, but sometimes that works out, sometimes not. And it’s not a huge deal either way – most people aren’t too picky about it :)

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