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Super-Hero Cupcakes

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Super-Hero Cupcakes! Great for super-hero parties, these fun cupcakes pack a punch. Decorated with fondant toppers, these cupcakes are fun to make and personalize, and super-heroes of all ages are sure to love digging into these tasty treats.
Makes: 12 Cupcakes
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Step 1

NEEDED: See the Supply List for items you can purchase here. Also, click the Techniques tab for the Round Tip Swirl technique we used. You will also need:

  • Your favorite cake mix or recipe (3 cups batter needed)
  • Cornstarch
  • Plastic wrap
  • Fine-edge knife

Step 2

One day in advance, cut out fondant shapes. Download the PDF for the Splat template and print it. Determine the shapes you want to use to decorate the cupcakes.

Knead 1/8 teaspoon Tylose Powder into each 4 oz. package of colored fondant. Roll out yellow, red and blue fondant to 1/16 inch thickness (keep unused fondant covered with plastic wrap to prevent drying). Using "A" round cutter, cut out yellow, red and blue circles. Use a fine-edge knife and template to cut out the desired splats, stars, and masks in yellow, red and blue.

Use alphabet cut-outs to create "POW" and "ZAP" letters as desired in yellow, red, and blue.

Step 3

Also one day in advance, assemble fondant cupcake toppers. Use water brush tool to assemble toppers, alternating colors (yellow circle, blue splat, red letters; blue circle, red splat, yellow letters, etc.). Let completed toppers dry 8 to 12 hours on cornstarch-dusted cake board.

Step 4

Bake and cool cupcakes. Use your favorite cake mix or recipe to make 3 cups of batter. Bake and cool cupcakes.

Step 5

Decorate cupcakes. Prepare decorating bag with tip 2A and white icing. Pipe swirl on top of each cupcake. Top swirl with fondant topper.

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Your homemade cupcakes will be even more tempting when you add a pretty peak of icing on top! We used tip 2A here, but any large round tip will work.

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