Calling all superhero fans! With Avengers: Infinity War opening in theaters this week, what better time to create superhero cupcakes? Use our recipe to bake delicious cupcakes for your superhero party or use your own recipe and our method for creating multicolored icing for your cupcakes.
These superhero cupcakes are specifically perfect for a Captain America party. They also double as great patriotic cupcakes for your 4th of July celebrations. But truly, any Avenger fan or superhero dessert loving person will enjoy these. They are easy to make!
We went beyond just making the multicolor icing, we layered the color of the cake batter as well. You can print the full recipe below with step-by-step instructions for at home use.
How to Make Multicolor Icing
You can give your cupcakes an extra level of awesomeness by adding a second or third frosting color. This looks fancy but is really easy to create.
First, you need to create your frosting colors. We did this by making a vanilla frosting and using gel food coloring. We mixed them in separate bowls until we got the desired color.
Once you have your frosting colors, you will squeeze a row of each color on a piece of plastic wrap. In this case for our superhero cupcakes, we used red, white and blue icing.
Roll your plastic wrap to hold the three layers of icing colors together. Place this in the refrigerator for a few minutes so it can thicken up. This will prevent it from blending too much and help you keep the depth of each frosting color.
Place your plastic wrap of frosting inside your piping bag with the end open to squeeze out your frosting. Make sure your cupcakes are completely cooled before decorating!
Using the star frosting tip, you can gently squeeze and move in a circular motion while adding icing to your cupcakes. Isn’t it beautiful? So easy and fun to create. They will be the star of your superhero party!
How to Make Superhero Cupcakes
- 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
Superhero Multicolor Cupcake Frosting
- red gel food coloring
- blue gel food coloring
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, softened to room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 Tbsp milk
Superhero Cupcakes Essentials
- cupcake liners
- disposable piping bag
- star frosting tip
- 3 large freezer storage bags
- plastic wrap
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 count muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Combine the 1/2 cup butter, 2 eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder, flour, and milk, mixing well.
Scoop about 1 1/2 tbsp. of each colored batter into the cupcake liners in the following order: red, white and blue. *You don't want to overfill the cupcake liners.
Bake 18-20 minutes. Insert a toothpick around 18 minutes. If it comes out 'clean' the cupcakes are done.
Remove from the oven and let cool completely prior to decorating.
Superhero Cupcakes Decorating
Combine the powdered sugar, 1/3 cup softened butter, vanilla extract, and milk. Once the frosting has reached your desired consistency divide into 3 small dishes.
Add 1 drop of red gel food coloring to one bowl of frosting and stir to combine. Repeat this step with the blue gel food coloring.
Lay out a long piece of plastic wrap on the counter and a large baking sheet (you can always trim).
Fill one freezer bag with one color of frosting. Snip the corner using the kitchen scissors and gently squeeze the frosting out in a long line on the plastic wrap.
Repeat step previous step with the other 2 frosting colors.
Once all the frosting is lined up, gently roll the plastic wrap. Place in the fridge a few minutes to firm up.
Gently squeeze the frosting out of the bag and onto the cupcake in a circular motion.
Repeat with all cupcakes.
Which superhero is your favorite?
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