Sunday, January 9, 2011

superhero cupcakes.....!



....so aside from star wars....we also have big superhero fans living in the house....lots of battles going on....blankies used as capes....with super fast running and yelling and stuff....and we were going to visit friends that are also in the same boat we are (with 3 kiddos....2 boys and a girl plus a 40 year old kid)...so decided to superhero up....!

.....start with a bunch of these.....(used a doctored chocolate box cake...add an extra egg, 1 cup of buttermilk to replace the water, same amount of oil, and added a generous squirt of hershey's chocolate syrup).....


....you'll also need these for the toppers.....and print out your superhero logos...(again...thank you google images...!)....also as a side note...can i tell you how much i love love love candy melts....?....they are so easy to use and adaptable....i've used them so many times with great results...here, here, here...and here....as examples....

...as a little something extra....filled these with buttercream too....used the cone method....where after the cupcakes are cool...use a knife and cut out a cone shape.....cut off some of the smaller end of the cone...fill the cupcake with your favorite filling....then replace the shortened cone.....it works great....

...then frost with whatever frosting is your fav....i use this one all the time and it's so simple and pretty yummy....just tinted red....blue...and yellow.....

...for the superhero logos....tape some parchment down and slide the logos underneath...nuke the outline colors first in a zip lock baggie for 20 second intervals until "pipeable"....then outline....(be sure to warn your 3 y/o not to run head first into your legs while you are doing this because that may result in some funky batman bats....not that i care about that at all....nope not at all.....right?)....


...anyway....after the outlines are dry...it only takes 5-10 minutes or so....(or you can pop them into the fridge if you don't have 10 minutes to spare)......fill in the other colors....i flipped them over once dry to use the "flat" side...so if you want to do this then make sure you get all the crevices filled in well (use a knife to spread it out or you may end up with some holes when you flip them over)....didn't do this for the superman symbol....well because i forgot to reverse the pic when i printed it out....doh....!



....it's a little more bumpy than the other logos...but think it ended up ok....well good enough for the kiddos.....!...and spiderman is just black royal icing with vanilla candy melt eyes....couldn't be any easier.....

superhero cupcakes
.....also to mix it up a little....added different color frostings for the fillings because what kid doesn't like a super colorful superhero cupcake....?...and if you didn't recognize....that's wonder woman....not the worldwildlife fund...or world wrestling federation....!

....i think next time i'd do the side kicks....they always get the shaft.....no one ever says....mom!...i gotta have a robin cake for my 7th birthday.....!......or.....please please please i need an arthur costume....or....check out this awesome jimmy olsen tattoo....it just doesn't happen....oh well next time junior cape crusaders.....

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32 comments :

  1. Wow these are AMAZING! Do you have any ideas on what else I could try to make logos out of as you can't get candy melts here very easily (if at all)! Oh that England by the way!!! I would love to have some wonder woman ones for my birthday ;)

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  2. thanks! I know some people use melted chocolate and/or white chocolate to do similar, but chocolate can be so fickle if you over heat, etc...the candy melts are very forgiving! Can you order them online? The wonder woman are my fav too :) thanks for stopping by!

    michelle

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  3. Oh these are brillant Michelle! I love them, and so will my house full of superheroes :-)
    As always, thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

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  4. You did a great job with these! They look great. I think my adult son would love these.

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  5. All the crazy colored candy melts that I think I'll never have a use for are on sale at JoAnn Crafts this week (maybe longer?). $1.49 according to the website--regularly 2.99. Guess I'll be stopping back by! :)

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  6. LOVE these! My grandson will too, that's for sure! Thanks for the great tips and tutorial!

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  7. I can't tell you how much my 2 and 4 year old love the pictures on this pot :). Great cupcakes!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  8. What precious cupcakes. My crew will love these. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

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  9. What adorable cupcakes! I bet they were a huge hit with the kids! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays.
    Alissa

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  10. These are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing them. I have a little hero lover who will totally LOVE these for his birthday. I'm following you now and I can't wait to see what else you come up with.
    Have a great day.

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  11. Awesome cuppies! I like to use chocolate toppers as well and this has given me inspiration to do another batch! Thanks!

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  12. Oh, these are AWESOME!!! I love the colored filling inside, too!

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  13. Those cupcakes are so neat. I bet any child would be over the moon to see these at a party.

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  14. I just came over from Celebrate Today The Superchick Way! and I'm so glad I did! OMG that's a fabulous idea, thanks so much for sharing it with us : )

    Paula

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  15. I also just came over from Celebrate Today The Superchick Way! These are pure genious!! Gonna have to try these, thanks!

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  16. My boys would love these! I'm a new follower and I think I just gained 10 lbs reading your blog. :) Great stuff!

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  17. These are so cute!! :) Now I'm wanting to do these too! You might also wanna check out: freshcrumbs.blogspot.com

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  18. Just found this post through IShareFunFood. Love it! My husband is a Superman junky and I've been meaning to throw him a Superman birthday party as a surprise. He will think these are awesome. You just got yourself a new follower! Thanks! :-)

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  20. Really like your superhero cupcakes. I think I'm going to attempt this for my son's preschool classroom since he'll be 5 soon. Question, since I never worked with those melting candies did you melt them in the ziplock and than poke a hole in the bag to trace and fill those superhero logos? Thanks much, Kimberly C.

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  21. yes, i added to the candy melts to a ziplock bag, melted in the microwave and then snipped of an end of one of the corners to outline the image. Good luck, it's really pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

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  22. Wow these are great, having a superhero party for my son who is turning 6 and he is going to love them. Just a question about the black for the batman, I can't get black candy melts in Australia (left it too late to get online) can you tint the white candy melts???

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  23. you can tint candy melt but you need to get the colorings specifically for candy (not the normal food coloring)....really you can probably use dark chocolate too and it wouldn't make too much of a difference! GL!

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  24. These are amazing! We have big super heros at our house too!

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  25. what did you use to fill the cupcake toppers,...a bag with melted chocolates or the Kuhns type bottles? These are so cute!

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  26. I put the candy melt in a zip lock bag and snip an end off once it's melted to fill in the toppers. Good luck!

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  27. LOVE your blog!
    One question for the frosting did you add food coloring? and how much?
    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! (:

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    1. thanks Amy! I did use food gels for the colors--just a little bit at a time until i got the colors i wanted--red you usually need to use a bit more to get a deep red--i'm not sure exactly, but it depends on how much icing you start with--if you have 2-3 cups of icing, you won't need to use a lot, maybe 1-2 teaspoons? honestly i've never measured out the coloring, just add until i get the color i like. HTH! michelle

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    2. Thank you Michelle! I made them for my husband for his birthday and he LOVVVVVEED them! the buttercream icing rescipe is to die for! thank you!!! (:

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  28. sesso
    Thanks for great idea. I spend some times for kids.

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