If ever there was a true red, white and blue patriotic pirate, then these cupcakes are for him, or her.
I coloured a double batch of basic buttercream with red and blue, whilst leaving the last third plain, for the white.
My faithful sponge mix was used to make these vanilla cupcakes.
Each part of the scull and crossbones we made separately and fixed onto a black disk using edible glue, then placed on top.
Perfect and simple, yet rather cute.