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Breaking Bad Cupcake Toppers

on October 31, 2013


I had so much fun with these!
First, I should explain a little bit about Breaking Bad, just in case you’re unfamiliar with the show. The main character is a high school chemistry teacher who, after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, begins cooking and dealing meth. His meth is extremely pure, and because of his cooking method, comes out blue.

I made this cupcake for my dad’s birthday. His name is Mark, which is why I used those letters. “Ar” and “K” are actual elements on the periodic table, and I used the correct numbers on my fondant toppers. There is no “M”, so I put a “57” above the M and “10.27” underneath it (he turned 57 on Oct 27.)

To make the letters, I rolled out green fondant to 1/8″ thick (purple bands on Wilton roller.) I cut them into 1″ x 1″ squares. I let them dry (at least overnight, I waited three days) before doing the writing with white royal icing. Here’s a link to the periodic table if you want to use real elements.

To represent the blue meth, I tried to make blue rock candy, but it didn’t form in time. I would recommend you begin this process at least a week before you need the cupcakes, though mine took 2 weeks before anything happened.

So my plan b was to tint piping gel blue and mix it with a tiny bit of white royal icing. Mine melted a little, so I would recommend adding more royal icing.

Put the piping gel on top of the icing on the cupcake (I used blue buttercream but you can use whatever you want). Place the letters on top, and easy peasy lemon squeezy, you’re done!


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