How to Make Viking Cupcakes
This brave warrior will win over the hearts of anyone he meets!
All imagery and text courtesy of Basic Cake Decorating: Techniques, Ideas and Projects by Shelly Baxter published by Search Press Ltd.
- Frosting spatula
- Three and a quarter inch diameter circle cutter
- Craft knife
- Two fine paintbrushed for gluing and painting
- Wilton No.1 round decorating tip
- Scriber tool
1. Using the frosting spatula, flat top each cupcake, finishing with a 3 and a quarter inch diameter circle cut out of the flesh tone fondant.
2. Roll out the grey fondant and cut out another circle from it. Use the craft knife to slice this circle in half. Set aside one half.
3. Use the craft knife to cut a thin strip from the straight edge of the remaining grey semicircle. Set this aside to dry, and then attach the remaining part of the semicircle to one side of the cupcake to form the helmet.
4. Lay the thin strip over the helmet along the edge and stick in place with edible glue. Take the rest of the grey semicircle, and cut out a vertical strip. Attach it to the center of the helmet with edible glue.
5. Press the very small piping tip gently along both of the thin strips on the helmet. This will give the appearance of rivets in the helmet.
6. To make the beard, roll of the orange fondant and cut out a circle using the cutter. Take the craft knife and cut away the majority of the fondant circle to leave you with a rounded beard shape. Stick this to the bottom of the face.
7. Use the scriber tool to scribe in a smile in the centre of the beard.
8. Take a small piece of the leftover flesh tone fondant to shape a small nose and attach it to the centre of the face. I have gone for a small triangular nose, but you can choose any shape of nose to give him his own character. A teardrop shape will give him a more rounded nose, for example.
9. Take two tiny balls of white fondant and attach them on either side at the top of the nose. Then use the black food colouring paste and paintbrush to paint the pupils on the eyes and two fine eyebrows.
The finished decorated cupcake . . .
Furthering Your Skills
- Try making different styled beards to give your Viking a whole new look. Try a long pointed one or perhaps a moustache but no beard!
- Turn Harold into Helga be removing the beard and adding blonde curls made with an extruder gun before applying her helmet.