Make a batch of cupcake boats for a nautical-enthusiast or a pirate-themed birthday party. You can decorate the cupcakes to coordinate with the colour scheme of the party and top them with fondant sails in a complementary colour. Serve the cupcakes on an edible sea by covering a cake tray with blue buttercream icing.
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Things you need
- Triangle cookie cutter
- Waxed paper
- Cake mix
- Cupcake pan
- Paper cupcake liners
- Buttercream icing
- Icing spatula
Roll out a package of fondant to a thickness of between 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch. Use a small triangle-shaped cookie cutter to cut shapes from the fondant. Place the fondant triangles on a piece of waxed paper. Insert a toothpick into one flat end of each triangle. Let the fondant dry for 24 hours.
Add the ingredients for a store-bought or homemade cake mix to a medium-size mixing bowl and prepare the cake mix according to the recipe or instructions.
Place paper cupcake liners into a regular cupcake pan and divide the cake batter evenly between the liners. Bake according to recipe or cake mix directions.
Cool the cupcakes in the pan for a few minutes and then take them out to cool completely on a clean surface.
Cover the top of each cupcake with a thick layer of buttercream icing in the colour of your choice. You can spread the icing on with an icing spatula or fill a pastry bag with star icing tip with the icing and make a make a design over the top of each cupcake.
Insert one toothpick into the centre of each cupcake to make a fondant sail for each cupcake boat.
Spread a thick layer of blue buttercream icing onto a plastic cake tray and make peaks in the icing with the icing spatula for waves. Arrange the cupcakes on the tray to make a fleet of cupcake boats.
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