Cakes Gabriel Wilton

September 24, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Nerf Dart Cupcakes

Nerf Dart Cupcakes

I am part of the #WiltonTreatTeam, and as such I receive both product and compensation in return for these posts.  As always, all experiences and opinions expressed are my own.

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Do you have a Nerf fanatic in your house like I do?  I actually have five, Daddy D included.  So it came as no surprise when Gabriel asked for Nerf themed cupcakes for his birthday.  Because these were for school guns were a no no, so I decided to focus on those iconic darts.

I strive to make everything on school cupcakes entirely edible, if at all possible.  But I didn’t want to just roll out a chunk of fondant and for the dart.  Instead I chose a rolled wafer cookie.  These I was able to pick up at the dollar store.

IMG_0449-001Tinting the fondant to the right shades took a bit of work, but once there it was pretty simple.  I rolled navy blue around the cookie and then added an orange bit to the end.

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Adding my favorite Wilton 1M tip swirl to the top of the cupcake in a lime green buttercream, I then topped with a touch of sprinkles and then the dart.

I often get asked how I transport cupcakes to school.  Being a Wilton girl, I LOVE the Wilton 3 in 1 Cake Carrier they have.  The tray that places in the carrier is two sided.  One side accommodates a dozen full size cupcakes, the other 24 mini cupcakes.  I also love that they securely stack for carrying.  Two carriers takes care of the whole class!

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Gabriel loved sharing these with his classmates!

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