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Superhero Cupcakes

The best thing to serve at a Comic shop is comic themed cupcakes, right? Everyone liked being able to see my stationery in person – so many people came out for the event, I was really humbled and happy!

I made red velvet cupcakes and Ovaltine cupcakes to go with the hand-carved fondant toppers, and they were a hit!

The thing I love about Superhero logos are the simple clean designs, just the image and the colors can tell you instantly who is who. All of which are PERFECT elements for topping cupcakes! I knew I wanted to do some of the basics, Superman, Batman – but I figured that some of the more obscure logos would be fun and also appeal to the diehard fanboy/fangirl.

The only difficulty in this process was dyeing all the different colors of fondant. I certainly got an upper arm workout. You could buy pre-dyed, but I just love to make my life difficult, as you know.

Now, how to execute these, just like with all my fondant how-tos, I start with a template. A simple image printed off the internet. First scale it down to fit within a 2.5″ circle (a typical cupcake size).

A 2.5 inch biscuit cutter is perfect for cutting out the circle toppers and seeing how they’ll place, once on top of the cupcakes.

Then using an x-acto knife, I cut out the templates, lay them on the fondant and get to work. A lot of trouble? For sure. But in the end you get a really nice clean cut and are able to do images that don’t exist in cookie cutter form.

The trickiest was the Superman logo. It was three layers of cutting and amazingly enough it was the easiest to execute, that’s probably what also made it so stable. I think people really appreciated the amount of work I took carving out the logo.

Captain America was another winner. People said they liked that I did the head gear instead of going the typical route of doing his shield. Again, I knew appealing to die hard fans would make them happy.

For female logos, I didn’t want to go with the obvious choice – Wonder Woman, and so I chose Phoenix. Not only would it appeal to true comic book fans, but she was also my friend Sarah’s favorite!

It turned out to be the most difficult of all the logos – the tiny side cuts were extremely fragile and there was a lot of fondant breakage. It turned out for the best though, because Phoenix was the #1 sellout. It sure went fast – people LOVED that cupcake!

These are NOT the simplest of cupcakes to make, but as with all fondant work, patience and practice can get you some nice results!

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Superhero Cupcakes

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16 Responses to “Superhero Cupcakes”

  1. wendy says:

    Ze zien er heerlijk uit!

  2. Darlene says:

    I want to see you do a Spider-Man logo. That one is messed up with the webbing.

  3. Joy says:

    Great way of making the logos. Good job!

  4. x3FLO says:

    OMG.
    i want a spider man cupcake!

  5. sam says:

    What fondant recipe do you use? I have had so much trouble finding one that works for me

  6. justJENN says:

    @Sam
    I have been buying my fondant and been dyeing it by hand.

  7. Yzzy says:

    My brother, a super hero fanatic, would LOVE these.

  8. Andi says:

    Would you be interested in selling a couple dozen of these?

  9. Karen says:

    Ovaltine cupcakes? Is the recipe here on your site?

  10. Nicole says:

    A trick to dye the fondant is to roll it like a snake and then fold it in half. Keep repeating process until one colour is formed. I found doing so cut the time in half.

  11. Anna says:

    hi,

    what kind of icing did you use before placing the fondants in the cucpake?

  12. Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, let alone the content material!

  13. Nevada says:

    You shouldn’t mix your Marvel with you DC comics! And why chose only Marvel super women? What is wrong with the Black Canary or Hawk Girl?

  14. elisa says:

    Hi Jenn – Ahhh I just LOVE LOVE these cupcakes! Question, what fondant do you recommend using? I’ve tried to use Duff’s buttercream fondant and I noticed that when I’m trying to do cut outs the fondant feels too soft for the cuts. Do you let yours sit out to harden and then cut? Sorry for all the questions!

    Your website is awesome, I’ve bookmarked it and will be here on a daily basis :0) can’t wait to try out some recipes.

  15. justJENN says:

    @elisa I buy my fondant from a specialty kitchen store but you can also buy Wilton fondant at the craft store or online.

  16. Melanie says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! I made something similar for my son’s birthday & they were a big hit.

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