Introduction: Geek Cupcakes

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We made these cupcakes for our 16 Bit party. Everyone had to come as an old school video game character. The cakes themselves are really easy to make, and the decorating was pretty simple too you just need the right things...


More pictures from the party, my friends costumes were amazing!

Step 1: You Will Need

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a) Edible glitter - we used holographic gold
b) Yellow fondant icing
c) Circle cookie cutters
d) Star cookie cutters

Iced cupcakes (not pictured) i used the recipe from my Zelda heart container cupcakes which is really easy to make. I made the cakes and while they were cooling made the icing shapes so they had time to set' slightly. I then iced the cupcakes and immediately stuck on the icing chapes.

Step 2: Roll Out the Icing

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Dust your work surface with icing sugar, and use a dusted rolling pin to roll out your icing to about 4mm thick. After every 'roll' with the pin pick the icing up and spin it around to stop it sticking to the worktop.

For the Rings: First cut out circles using a circle cookie cutter smaller than the diameter of your cakes. Then cut an inner circle out of the middle. I used the top of my icing nozzle for the inner circles as i didnt have a cookie cutter small enough.

For the Stars: Cut them out using a star cookie cutter smaller than the diameter of the cakes.

Step 3: Stick the Shapes On

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Carefully pick each shape up and put on a plate, i did this by sliding a blunt knife underneath and using this to then slide them onto a plate. We sprayed the icing shape with a little water before glittering to help it stick.

To get an even sprinkling of glitter scoop some out of the pot using a knife and blow it over the icing shapes.

Use your knife again to scoop each shape up and place it on a cupcake!

Step 4: Done!

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The last step was using a round ended knife to press in the 'eye' shapes on the stars.

ta daaa! Geeky cupcakes :)




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Comments

darcz (author)2016-01-05

hi

ilikecory (author)2013-08-27

omg girl can u make cavey ibles

WhyHello (author)2010-11-19

aaaaw no mushroom?

WhyHello (author)2010-11-19

:D thanku thabk u thanku u!

Foaly7 (author)2010-11-13

I'm ashamed at my knowledge of 16-bit games (actually lack thereof). It took me like six minutes to figure out the rings were from Sonic the Hedgehog.

Gage987 (author)Foaly72010-11-14

FAIL.

Foaly7 (author)Gage9872010-11-15

I know, it's geek depressing.

Gage987 (author)Foaly72010-11-15

At least your representing Spyro.

Foaly7 (author)Gage9872010-11-15

Yeah.

canida (author)2010-06-17

Whoa, those look awesome! I agree with Goodheart - more geekiness necessary for future batches.

Kryptonite (author)2010-06-11

I'd recognise those 8 bit rings anywhere!

Sunbanks (author)2010-06-10

Oh. My. Gosh. Those cupcakes look delicious!

alittlestranger (author)Sunbanks2010-06-10

they really were - they didnt last long :)

Goodhart (author)2010-06-10

Hmm, I wonder how hard it would be to make transistor, resistor, and IC shapes....looks great though.

alittlestranger (author)Goodhart2010-06-10

wow thats super geeky, you should do it! :)

Jayefuu (author)2010-06-10

They look good :)

alittlestranger (author)Jayefuu2010-06-10

thanks they were yummy!

nickodemus (author)2010-06-10

Nicely done! What character were you dressed as?

im princess peach :)

Ahh, I was thinking either that or Zelda :D

Zelda was my first costume idea, i just wanted an excuse to make a floor length green velvet dress and fairy ears ^_^ But i went for Princess Peach as my sister already had a pink bridesmaids dress

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