Creative Cakes by Jana for proof.
One of the things I have learned from my sister is that any reason can be a reason to celebrate. Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. I dug the pirate costume for my 4-year-old out of the dress up box and we are going to enjoy our favorite pirate cupcakes, dreamed up by my sister, to celebrate.
I LOVE these cupcakes because they are easy to pull together even without any special cake decorating skills.
You will need:
Cupcakes, baked and iced with frosting.
Red Fruit Roll-Ups
Large Chocolate Chips
Pull and Peel Black Licorice
a candy bracelet or necklace
Cut semi circles out of fruit roll-ups for the bananas, add to small strips for the ties. Use one blue M&M for one eye and a large chocolate chips for the eye patch on the other. Break apart the candy necklace and use the pieces as an earring on each cupcake. A yellow M&M for the nose and black licorice with make an eyebrow and a mouth to finish the cupcake. These cupcakes are so easy to make that my 4-year-old loves to help make her very own pirate. Arrrr me mateys. They are delicious.