Get your Thanksgiving fun under sail with these whimsical place cards. Cake mix makes baking easy (we used spice cake). Slice off the domed top to form a little ship. Let kids cut out paper sails and write the name of each guest on top. A hole punch makes it easier to slide the sails onto the pretzel-stick masts.
The instructions below make one placecard.
|1 cupcake (such as pumpkin, gingerbread or spice cake)||1 pretzel stick|
|White icing (storebought is fine—you're busy today!)||1 1/2 x 1 1/2-inch square of paper|
|Blue food coloring|
Slice the domed top off a completely cool cupcake and cut this top piece in half along the diameter. Spread a little white icing on the cut sides and glue the two halves together.
With a paring knife, trim a rectangle out of the flat edge to make the ship’s central deck.
Use a drop or two of blue food coloring to dye a few tablespoons of icing pale blue. Spread on the flat surface of the cupcake.
Prop the ship atop the cupcake. Write the name of the guest on the paper sail and cut a tiny slit (or use a hole punch to cut a circle) above and below the name. Slide the sail onto a pretzel stick and prop this pretzel mast upright in the center of the cupcake.
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