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Cupcakes of Catan

by a-dog, concerning the matter of Tasty Things


Many have been charmed by the German board game Settlers of Catan, discovering the clever strategies required to harvest resources and build settlements as pioneers on an uncharted island. Yet, many players may have felt that the game was lacking a certain something. What could it have been?

The answer is obvious as soon as you think about it: cupcakes, of course!

Cupcakes of Catan is a game of Settlers played entirely with cupcakes. As explained in the photo set: "pretzels with frosting were the roads, mini chocolate cupcakes with thin layers of frosting were the settlements and mini lemon cupcakes with big swirls of buttercream and sprinkles were the cities." The biggest cupcakes represented the resources: red vanilla cupcakes topped with almond cream cheese and red Twizzlers for clay, lemon macadamia nut cupcakes with lemon buttercream for wheat. And the inhospitable desert space, at the centre of the board, was represented by the far more hospitable chocolate cupcake with cinnamon sugar crystals.

The creator of Cupcakes of Catan, QuintanaRoo, has posted many other cupcake photos as well. We approve. We always approve of cupcakes.

May 9, 2007 | Permalink


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I didn't think there was any way to make Catan better, but this is it! I have *got* to throw a cupcake boardgame party!

Posted by: unsinn at May 11, 2007 9:18:10 AM