One of my passions (but unfortunately not skills) is cupcakes. I admit, I'm not a huge fan of the different flavors, but I love fun cupcake designs. Especially ones that are decorated to match party themes. I've done alot of surfing on Pinterest and Flickr looking for fun ideas.
Since I told you I don't have any decorating skills and I don't like the taste of fondant, I look for ideas that use candy, decorating, and paper in fun and easy ways. When I found these cupcake helmets, I couldn't get over what a fun and genius idea.
You can buy these from CupcakeCollars.com. They are pretty cheap for only 0.79 each and you can print them as needed.
I loved this idea but wanted to make some of these to fit the mini cupcakes (which are so much smarter in a cupcake if you ask me! After all, this way you get a bunch of different flavors/designs in a single manageable bite.)
To make these I went to a free clip art website called Clker.com. There I searched football helmets and came up with a bunch of helmet silhouettes in different colors.
I copy and pasted them into my favorite clip art program. I sized my helmets to be 4 inches wide by 3.5 inches long. Then I pasted a white circle where I wanted my cupcake to go. My circle was 1 3/4 inches in diameter, but you may need to re size depending upon your cupcake size.
When I was ready, I printed and cut out my helmets, making sure to cut (or use a hole punch) the white circle in the helmet.
Then I mini sized cupcakes and slipped my cupcakes into the printable. Now I have bite sized helmets to match my football party theme!
If you want to use these mini football helmet cupcakes, you can make your own or here are the helmets I made in my local school colors.
Black and Gold helmets
Purple and Gold helmets
Red and Black helmets
Red and Blue helmets
Green and Yellow helmets