Shiver Me Timbers: Pirate Cupcakes!

Aaaarrrrgggghhh me hearties!

I had so much fun making these!

Not only because these were for my friend Fiona’s 30th birthday party but because this was my first OFFICIAL order! I’m open for business!!! Woo Hoo!!

I made the skull and crossbones from a silicone mould, if I’d had more time I would have given him a patch with some royal icing:

pirate cupcakes

The map was made by rolling up some beige sugarpaste, very roughly and drawing on the directions to the buried treasure with food pens:

pirate cupcakes

The Jolly Roger was made with a stencil and some white royal icing on black sugarpaste and then cut out again very roughly and the side of the flag was “ripped” with a craft knife. (I love this theme as you don’t have to be too careful because the disheveled look is what you’re after!!):


And finally the treasure chests. I formed the shape by hand from brown sugarpaste and added some balls of white sugarpaste that I painted with a gold luster dust. These are not my favourite out of these as they didn’t quite turn out as I was expecting. (As Mr. Young put it “they look like tacos”!!):

 pirate cupcakes

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  • Pint Sized Baker

    Congrats on the first “official” business transfer! Hope for more to come. Good Luck with the blog. Keep posting picture and people will come. There are so many parties out there! Have fun and link up!
    Thanks for stopping by the blog hop today! Following via GFC!

    30th November 2012 at 2:07 am
  • Shel Young

    Thank you so much! I will definitely hunt out some more link parties, cheers! 🙂

    30th November 2012 at 10:21 am
  • Kisha Jaggers

    New Follower!! Found you through the Aloha Friday Blog Hop! Love your blog.. When you have a minute, stop by and say hi ..and if you like what you see.. follow back! Happy New Year! K Jaggers

    11th January 2013 at 7:29 am
  • shel young

    Thanks for stopping by! Just been over to your blog and I'm now following back 🙂

    11th January 2013 at 10:31 am
  • Hanna

    HI there! I'm Hanna. I'm your newest follower!!! Lovely space you have here! I hope you have a great weekend! You can find me in my little corner anytime at

    xoxoxo Hanna

    12th January 2013 at 5:12 am
  • shel young

    thanks so much for stopping by and for following! 🙂

    12th January 2013 at 9:14 am
  • Sarah Louise

    Hello! These look amazing – yum! I am your newest follower! I have only just gone public so looking for blogs to follow and followers too. Looking forward to reading more and seeing more of your cakes! :o)

    Sarah :o)

    12th January 2013 at 5:58 pm
  • shel young

    hi, thank you for stopping by and for following (and for your kind words!) hopping over there now to check out your blog 🙂

    12th January 2013 at 7:08 pm
  • lizy b

    So darling!! Love the little maps!

    22nd January 2013 at 3:54 pm
  • shel young

    thank you! 🙂

    22nd January 2013 at 9:05 pm
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