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Vikings and dragons! I made these edible viking helmet cupcake toppers for the perfect How to Train Your Dragon movie watching night.
Let’s establish something right now. It isn’t a movie watching night without movie themed snacks. With the release of How To Train Your Dragon 3, I immediately knew the movie themed treat I wanted to create, viking helmet cupcakes!
The best part? The entire cupcake, including the helmets, is edible.
We have been fans of the series since the first How To Train Your Dragon movie was released way back in 2010. I have to mention that Astrid has always been one of my favorites. It might have something to do with America Ferrera, who voices Astrid, being my biggest celebrity sighting so far. (I got a photo with her in Marfa, Texas!)
The new movie continues the themes of teamwork, courage, and familial support that I have loved from previous films.
When I saw that there was a How to Train Your Dragon 3 exclusive DVD gift set at Walmart, I knew I had to have it. The gift set not only includes the movie, but it also comes with Toothless and Light Fury Funko Pocket Pop Keychains! Maybe one for each of the twins? Or perhaps I’ll keep Light Fury and give Toothless to Littlest. Can I tell you how excited I am about the new character, a female dragon?!
In How To Train Your Dragon 3, Hiccup and Toothless are all grown up. The Vikings living in Berk have become completely integrated with their dragon friends. Hiccup, has ascended to chiefdom with Toothless by his side. But there is a master dragon hunter, Grimmel, who is sent by warlords to capture Toothless in a quest to enslave dragons. In this film both Toothless and Hiccup have to rise above self-doubt and demonstrate important character traits like courage and teamwork. It was also important to me that they show how men and women can compliment each other, and that neither is better than the other.
While you are picking up the DVD gift set at Walmart you can also grab everything you need to make your viking helmet cupcakes. (I actually ordered my DVD online, and then got my baking items when I ran to the store to pick up my DVD! Easy peasy.)
You might be surprised that my secret for making edible viking helmets were leftover plastic Easter eggs. Turns out they make the perfect helmet mold!
I rolled out my fondant and then used a cookie cutter to cut out round shapes. Mold the fondant over half of a plastic Easter egg. Roll out thin strips of fondant to create the brim of the helmet and the line down the center.
To create the indention’s in the helmet I used the wrong side of a small paint brush. I picked up some flat silver sprinkles to attach to the helmet to look like rivets.
Once the fondant helmets are assembled allow them to dry for a few hours, before removing the plastic egg mold. Gently place the helmets on a wire rack to finish drying. The next step is to paint them silver. I used edible silver food paint and sprayed it over my assembled helmets.
The final step was to create some horns. Now, my teenagers tell me that real viking helmets don’t have horns, so you could omit them. However, Hiccup’s Viking helmet has horns, and since we’re making How To Train Your Dragon 3 movie themed cupcakes, my viking helmets have horns.
My horns are made from caramel candies. Each chewy caramel was enough to make two horns for a helmet. A little dip of water and the caramel easily stuck to the silver fondant helmets.
Head to Walmart and purchase the new release of How to Train Your Dragon 3 Walmart Exclusive DVD Gift Set today!
With the viking helmet cupcake toppers finished I just needed to place them on my cupcakes! I baked both chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, fitting for Toothless and Light Fury, and topped them with blue frosting. Then I stuck my edible viking helmets on top.
The perfect movie watching treat! To complete the movie watching experience I also made sure to get some How to Train Your Dragon apparel and toys that are also available at Walmart. I’m in love with this soft throw that I found featuring Hiccup and Toothless. Now I can curl up, get cozy, and enjoy a cupcake while I watch the movie with my kids! Though, lets be honest, Littlest will probably snag the blanket from me. He’s already loving playing the the Astrid and Stormfly toy.
What dragon, or Viking, is your favorite?