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Pirate Treat Fleet Cupcakes

Make it epic. Shape cupcake-topping pirate cookies using the bear cutter from our Mini Noah’s Ark Metal Cutter Set; fill Silicone Baking Cups with crisped rice cereal treat and candies to create the treat-bearing fleet; and display it all on a blue plastic wrap sea.

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Difficulty: Somewhat Difficult



Ingredients

Makes

Each cupcake serves 1.

Pattern

Pirate Treat Fleet - Pirate Ship Sail

Instructions:

Step 1

In advance: Make pirates. Prepare dough and roll out. Cut 22 pirates using Bear cutter from mini set. Cut off ears. Bake and cool cookies. Outline and pipe in with light copper royal icing using tip 2 (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe on clothes and features using royal icing and tip 1.

Step 2

Also: Use pattern, markers and parchment paper to draw flags. Cut with scissors. Poke holes using skewer. Thread onto lollipop stick. Attach spice drop to top.

Step 3

Make palm trees and treasure chest. For palm trees, cut spearmint leaf into 4 thin slices; dip cut sides in granulated  sugar to prevent sticking. Arrange 3 slices in Flower Forming Cup; freeze for 5-10 minutes. Pipe dot of melted candy onto center; position pretzel stick in candy and hold until set. Chill until completely set then unmold carefully. For chest, partially cut caramel square about 1/3 from top; lift for lid. Position small yellow confetti from Flowerful Medley assortment inside for gold.

Step 4

For boats: Press prepared cereal treat mixture into silicone baking cups, filling about halfway. Insert flag; let cool. Add assorted candies. For cupcakes: Bake and cool. Ice smooth then sprinkle tops with granulated brown sugar. Insert palm tree; attach pirate in front with dot of icing or melted candy.

Step 5

At party, arrange scene using blue plastic wrap as water. Position cupcakes on stand and boats around base.