Buccaneer Buddies

Buccaneer Buddies

Ahoy, Maties! These swashbucklers will be the hit of any pirate-themed party. Single serving and oh-so-cute, no one will be able to resist!

Each serves 1.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake The Cupcakes

Spray Silly-Feet baking cups with vegetable pan spray. Fill 2/3 full with your favorite cupcake recipe or batter from a mix. Place on cookie sheet for stability. Bake at 350°F 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Step 2

Step 2: Make Fondant Arms

Using a 2 in. ball of fondant for each pair of arms, roll a 3/8 x 1-1/4 in. log. Insert lollipop stick about 1 in. deep. Flatten and shape fondant end for hand; cut slits for fingers. Allow to dry.

Step 3

Step 3: Ice Cupcakes

Reserve small amount of buttercream icing white. Tint portions of buttercream to match fondant used to make arms. Tint remaining icing red, orange, blue, green and black. Pipe tip 10 skin-toned icing mound; smooth with spatula.

Step 4

Step 4: Decorate Buccaneers

Pipe tip 12 colored icing bandana; smooth. Add tip 352 scarf tips and tip 3 dot knot. Add white tip 3 dots on bandana. Pipe tip 3 “c”-motion ear and tip 1 nose in skin tone icing. Add tip 3 black eye patch with tip 1 outline patch string and mouth. Insert arms into sides of cupcake.

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