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Superhero Cupcakes

Servings 16 cupcakes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

Superhero Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 count muffin tin with cupcake liners

  2. Combine the 1/2 cup butter, 2 eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder, flour, and milk, mixing well. 

  3. Divide the cupcake batter into 3 separate bowls. Add a few drops of red food coloring to one bowl and a few drops of blue food coloring in another bowl, mixing well. 

  4. 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.

  5. Bake 18-20 minutes. Insert a toothpick around 18 minutes. If it comes out 'clean' the cupcakes are done. 

  6. Remove from the oven and let cool completely prior to decorating. 

Superhero Cupcakes Decorating

  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. Lay out a long piece of plastic wrap on the counter and a large baking sheet (you can always trim). 

  4. 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. 

  5. Repeat step previous step with the other 2 frosting colors. 

  6. Once all the frosting is lined up, gently roll the plastic wrap. Place in the fridge a few minutes to firm up. 

  7. Attach the star frosting tip to the disposable piping bag. Remove the frosting from the fridge. Cut in half if needed (mine was really long) and place the open end down into the frosting tip. 

  8. Gently squeeze the frosting out of the bag and onto the cupcake in a circular motion. 

  9. Repeat with all cupcakes.