With DreamWork’s Dragons: Race to the Edge premiering on Netflix this Friday – your little ones might want to celebrate. I mean who doesn’t? You not only get to see some of your favorite characters, but you get to see new dragons and go on new adventures! If you’re throwing a small party, just want to make them a treat or really have a How to Train Your Dragon themed party – these cupcakes are a great way to get the party started!
Now these Toothless Dragon Fire cupcakes don’t require you to buy anything extra if you have basic baking supplies on hand, that is unless you want to. The candy on top is homemade, but of course should only be for older kids since it could have sharp edges and is a hard candy. But overall, with minimal effort you can have some impressive looking cupcakes that your kids and friends will love!
Make your favorite cupcakes! It’s really as simple as that. You can choose to use a boxed mix, or make them from scratch. I made a batch of my favorite gluten free chocolate cupcakes. Make sure they are completely cool before you move onto the next step.
For cupcake liners, I used a simple red and white striped paper. Since we’re making fire cupcakes, this was an easy choice. You can always check on Amazon or your local party supply store to see if they have anything else!
Make your frosting! I used a simple buttercream frosting recipe:
- 1 cup butter softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 Tbsp Milk
- Food coloring or gel coloring
- Combine your butter, sugar, vanilla and milk together in your mixer. Beat until smooth.
- Separate your frosting in half, and add red coloring to one bowl and orange to the other. Add in enough coloring to to get the right shade of frosting, but not too much to water down your frosting.
Frost your cupcakes! Because we have two colors you can use multiple disposable bags with one coupler, or I picked up an Icing Duets Decorating Set. It has one bag with a split and interchangeable tips that can be changed while you’re working.
Frost all of your cupcakes and set them aside as you prepare the toppings.
Top your cupcakes! You can pick up character toppers at your local cake decorating supply or online – or you can make some rock candy to put on top. Since this is a “fire” cupcake, I made cinnamon rock candy so it’s sweet but has a bit of heat as well. The recipe will make a ton, so you will have a lot left over. And I used yellow food coloring to go with the fire/flame theme. It actually came out more yellow orange, but kept with the idea. When your rock candy is set – smash the candy with a rolling pin and choose the right shards of “fire” to place in your cupcakes!
These came out so cute, and I had everything on hand so other than some time, that was the only cost. They’re sure to be a hit at any dragon themed party!
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