I have mini biscotti for the hulls, pretzel sticks for the masts and even mini reese's cups for the crow's nest. I'll glue it all together with chocolate I guess or a hard icing. I'm just missing the sails. I can't spend an eternity making, breaking and remaking these things, I just have too much to do. The pirate ship cupcakes are totally unnecessary for a one year old's birthday party, but making them is a treat for me. I do still have to put the rest of it together too though, so these will be quick and dirty construction so no white chocolate sails or anything. I'm thinking a thin, light-weight, durable cookie or cracker would do but I'm failing to find something suitable. Ideas? The best I've come up with is probably a white-choc-dipped wheat thin but I think they'll be a little small for the boats, or a tortilla chip which is a good size and shape, but tortilla chips on a cupcake? meh. You guys have anything better? A simple thin and crunchy cookie recipe perhaps?
rice paper a.k.a. wafer paper.