How to Make Game of Thrones Cupcakes

by Felicia Gustin

I made these for a viewing party for the season premier of the HBO show, Game of Thrones. Got the idea and heralds from the website, The Inn at the Crossroads.


  • Toothpicks
  • Wood chop sticks
  • String or thread
  • White glue
  • Printed out heralds
  • Scissors
  • Cake Mix
  • Frosting
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Go to the website to print out the heralds.

    Step 2

    Scroll down to the bottom left of the page and click on Throw a Party!

    Step 3

    Then click on Heraldic Cake Toppers under Fun Decor, Projects, and Favors.

    Step 4

    This comes up on your computer screen! Heralds representing all the houses vying for the throne. Nice!

    Step 5

    Print out that sheet. I printed two to make 16 cupcakes.

    Step 6

    Cut out the heralds.

    Step 7

    Like this!

    Step 8

    You know those free wooden chopsticks you get with take-out Asian food? I'm using those. You can also use wooden skewers.

    Step 9

    Break them into individual sticks. I used a sharp knife for a smoother, more even cut.

    Step 10

    Ta da!

    Step 11

    A toothpick.

    Step 12

    It's going to go right in the middle.

    Step 13

    Put on your white glue.

    Step 14

    Lay the toothpick across the middle of the herald.

    Step 15

    Then fold it over like this.

    Step 16

    Cut a piece of sting or thread that's about 3 inches long.

    Step 17

    Ta da!

    Step 18

    Form a loop on each end.

    Step 19

    Slide onto the toothpick and pull tight.

    Step 20

    I use the knife to make a notch in one end of the chopstick.

    Step 21

    Like this.

    Step 22

    Slide the string in the notch.

    Step 23

    Put white glue over the notch and the knots at each end of the toothpick.

    Step 24

    Get an assembly line going and put them in a cup until the glue is dry.

    Step 25

    When dry, trim off excess string.

    Step 26

    Make cupcakes and frost. I used vanilla frosting and sprinkled with some white sprinkles to signify snow (as in "Winter is Coming.") Stick your heralds in the middle. Pretty cool, huh? Have fun!