To celebrate the recent Emmy Award nominations, we’re doing some baking inspired by two “Outstanding Drama Series” nominees: Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black.


If you haven’t heard, HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones led the way with 24 Emmy nominations. That’s impressive, but these Game of Thrones Dragon Cupcakes made by our friend JK Denim from Koalipops are impressive AND delicious. First, you’ll need to bake a batch of your favorite cupcakes. We suggest these Basic White Cupcakes or, if you’re a chocolate lover, try these Chocolate High Cupcakes. You’ll also need gray, green, charcoal, and white icing; black, white, red, yellow, brown, and green candy melts; and this printout stencil. Once you have all your ingredients, follow along with JK in the video below to create your own dragon cupcakes.

Though Netflix’s original series Orange is the New Black was newly classified as a drama this year, it still received a nomination for “Outstanding Drama Series” along with three other nominations. In the video below, JK is teaching us how to make Orange is the New Black Cookies . For these cookies, you’ll need shortbread cookie dough, orange and black flooding icing, an edible marker, and this printout stencil. Follow along as JK works his baking magic!

We’ll have to wait until September for the winner of the “Most Outstanding Drama” to be announced, but today we’re picking a winning dessert. What’s it going to be? Game of Thrones Dragon Cupcakes or Orange is the New Black cookies? Place your votes.