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Breaking Bad Cupcakes with free printable wrapper


Breaking Bad Cupcakes and Free Printable

Written by Mike Tamplin Aug 10, 2013


One of my all time favorite TV shows, Breaking Bad, begins airing its final eight episodes this Sunday. (single tear :-\)

If you’re like me, and are planning to have friends over for a viewing party, I have a super simple cupcake idea to share that any Breaking Bad fan would appreciate. All you need are some basic cupcake ingredients and some sprinkles. I’ll provide the rest!

The idea behind these Breaking Bad cupcakes relies on the story plot of the Los Pollos Hermanos’ fry batter. Fans of the show would know Walt White’s blue meth was submerged in tubs of fry batter for concealment during shipping. If you haven’t seen the show (you’re totally missing out BTW), the clip below shows what I’m mean.

Pretty Neat, huh?

Making Breaking Bad Cupcakes

You would need these 3 components to make these cupcakes:

breaking bad cupcake ingredients
  • One box of white cake mix, plus the ingredients it calls for (eggs, oil, water, etc.)

  • One container of white frosting

  • Blue sugar gem sprinkles

I happened to find the blue gem sprinkles in the cake decorating aisle of the grocery store. If your grocery store doesn’t carry them, you would have better luck finding these sprinkles in the baking section of any craft store, like Michaels or Jo-Ann Fabrics.

Assemble the batter buckets

  1. 1

    Preparing the Cupcakes

    Begin by baking the cupcakes as directed in cupcake liners of your choice. After the cupcakes had plenty of time to cool, cut a small cone shape from the top of each cupcake, then fill the holes with blue gem sprinkles. Set them aside.

    breaking bad cupcakes cutting holes
  2. 2

    Constructing the Cupcake Liners

    This next part is what brings the novelty of these treats to life. I created a free printable cupcake wrapper resembling the tub design of the Breaking Bad LPH fry batter buckets.

    You can download the printable Breaking Bad cupcake wrappers HERE.

    Constructing these wrappers is simple. Print out the PDF file on cardstock, cut out the wrapper designs with scissors, then tape the ends together in the back with clear tape.

    breaking bad cupcake wrapper construction
  3. 3

    Frosting the Cupcakes

    Drop each cupcake into these newly made wrappers FIRST before you start frosting. (Learn from my initial mistake; placing a frosted cupcake into wrapper is messy and a pain.)

    frosting the breaking bad cupcakes

    To frost the cupcakes, scoop the canned frosting into a disposal piping bag with a Wilton 2A icing tip. I liked using this large, round tip for these cupcakes because the swirl it creates looks fatty and batter-like.


After the cupcakes are frosted, they are ready to serve. Once your guests tear into these treats, they will discover hidden blue “meth”, just like the show. Pretty easy, right? “Yeah, B!%#H!”

If you’d like to see more Breaking Bad themed treats, check out these Breaking Bad cookies I made last year.


Here’s an extra tutorial on Breaking Bad RV Cookies I made especially for the finale.



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39 replies on “Breaking Bad Cupcakes and Free Printable

  1. As a new to the series watcher, I can’t wait to learn about Los Pollos Hermanos (we’re in the beginning of the 2nd season).
    LOVE the big crystals!

    1. Thanks, Gail! I hope I didn’t spoil anything for you. The Los Pollos Hermanos story plot should be in the 2nd season, if my memory serves me correctly. It gets intense from then on out. :)

  2. I’ve never seen BB, but I’m excited to put it in my Netflix Queue! I’d be more excited if the DVDs arrived with one of these cupcakes! :) The blue crystal center really puts these guys over the top!

    1. It’s a great show, Michelle! I started a season late and it was nice to do a marathon of episodes until I finally caught up. I’ll be sad once the show finally ends.

  3. Hahahaha! I love these cupcakes and this show, the meth crystals are perfect! I am always so amazed when I see Aaron Paul away from this show, I did a double take, he cleans up well. I am also loving Dean Norris in The Dome (King is my all time favorite author!) I hate this show is ending, but hate even more the wanna be previews the networks are trying to produce with a similar story line…..

    1. Thanks, Susie! Yeah it’s bittersweet the show is coming to an end. I’m excited for the new season but hate to see it go. I’ve seen the “similar” show previews of Low Winter Sun; I wasn’t too impressed but I’ll try to keep an open mind. :)

  4. These cupcakes “rock”!!! Awesome post!!! I LOVE BB and I’m super excited for tomorrow!!! So ready for some Walt and Jesse!!! PS I LOVE all your awesome sweets!!

    1. Thanks so much, Patty! I’m excited to find out how the season starts after the last season’s cliffhanger.

  5. I’ve never seen the show but my husband loves it. I sent him a link to this post and he was super excited about them!

    1. Your husband sounds awesome. :) Thanks, Carrie!

  6. Oh my gosh – these are sooooooo cool! I have watched since the first show and am looking forward to Sunday night. I must find these little blue gems. Just think of the possibilities!!

    1. Thanks, Kelli! Yes, tomorrow night can’t get here soon enough. :)

  7. genius! love your cupcakes, cookies and the show!

    1. Thanks so much, Lisa!

  8. Because of these cupcakes, I may have to start watching the show!! Happy Breaking Bad Day!

    1. Haha! Let me know if you do start watching! Thanks, Kim!

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