Cupcakes of Catan

by | Jul 22, 2012 | Board Games, Cake Decorating, Happy Birthday | 3 comments

I’m still working on sorting through all the pictures and creating a post from our oldest son’s 12th “Settlers of Catan” themed birthday this past Friday, but I thought I would pop in real and share a few pictures of his “cake.”  I decided that, instead of making an actual cake, it would be easiest to just use cupcakes, representing all the individual pieces that make up the board game.   You can find all sorts of versions/inspiration through a google image search.  Here is what we came up with for our “Cupcakes of Catan!”


37 Cupcakes

1 batch of Buttercream Frosting, divided
Blue, Green, and Yellow Food Coloring
Blue Sprinkles
Brown Sugar
1 Candy (i.e. Spice Drop) for Robber
Blue Gel Icing (just a dab)
5 Oreo Cookies (we went with a generic brand
1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows
1/4 cup Twizzler Cherry Bites
1/4 cup Honey Smacks Cereal
Couple handfulls of Pretzel Sticks
Decorate Cupcakes.
  • Ocean – 18 Cupcakes frosted blue, topped with blue sprinkles
  • Desert – 1 Cupcakes topped with white frosting, brown sugar, a little blue icing for the Oasis, and a candy (we used a spice drop) for the Robber
  • Ore – 3 Cupcakes frosted white, topped with crushed Oreo’s
  • Brick – 3 Cupcakes frosted white, topped with Twizzler Cherry Bites
  • Wood – 4 Cupcakes frosted green, topped with a pile of Pretzel Sticks
  • Sheep – 4 Cupcakes frosted green, topped with Mini Marshmallows
  • Wheat – 4 Cupcakes frosted yellow, topped with Honey Smacks
Arrange in the shape of a Hexagon.
It actually didn’t take very long at all to decorate all the cupcakes, and ended up being one of our easiest birthday cakes yet.   Captain was very excited when he woke up and discovered his cake early Friday morning!  


  1. Bonnie

    Beautiful theme cake/cupcakes! I'm sure your son was delighted. You really are a thoughtful mother. I bought the junior version of Settlers of Catan a couple of months ago. The grandsons will bring it with them on Tuesday when they come for a 3 night stay. I'm looking forward to all of your birthday photos. Hope you are feeling better.

  2. Jennifer Elia

    Happy birthday! Still praying for you. Said a St Therese Chaplet for you the other night, will do so again tonight. Feel better.


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