Thursday, April 26, 2012

Avengers Cupcakes

Last night Mr S and I went to the see the new Avengers movie. Needless to say it was AMAZING! If you haven't seen any of the previous Marvel movies (Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor and Captain America) I found this really great article on Flicks on all the previous movies and characters, it's great just to jog your memory even if you have seen them. Basically, the movie is based on the Marvel comic books, most of the characters have had their own movies but secretly they were all joining together to create one monster of a movie, the Avengers!

Avengers Cupcakes
Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow,
Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye

We booked tickets to the "special screening" at Event Cinemas which was at 6pm. I originally wanted to go to the midnight session but didn't want to be tired for work the next day. Little did I know, it was a public holiday that day (ANZAC day) so it wouldn't have mattered, HOWEVER the special screening turned out to be awesome! For the same price (okay 10 cents difference) we got free popcorn, cool 3D glasses, key rings, buttons and posters then when we were seated we were told there were prizes under seats and it turned out we had a  frizbee too!

Avengers Merchandise
Avengers Merchandise

I had planned on making these cupcakes ever since the idea for Avengers first came out and now was the time! So I made chocolate cupcakes with a caramel centre (yum) and decorated them just for me. Not for any other reason which was qutie nice actually. Don't worry, I didn't eat them all! I took them to work today and everyone gladly gobbled them up (not before taking a million photos!)

All in all I'm VERY happy with how these turned out and tasted too! I will put up a tutorial of how to fill cupcakes with caramel very soon.

Avengers Cupcakes
Marvel, Avenger, Iron Man, Captain America,
Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow


Marvel Cupcake


Avengers Cupcake


Iron Man Cupcake


Captain America Cupcake


Thor Cupcake


Hulk Cupcakes


Hawkeye Cupcake


Black Widow Cupcake

10 comments :

  1. They tasted as good as they looked!

    from a very lucky colleague of Lydia's!!

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  2. Wow those are awesome! Your cakes are amazing!

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    1. Hi Cloridaaa,

      Awh thank you so much, you are too sweet!

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  3. Those might just be the cutest Avengers cupcakes I've seen. Captain America's shield couldn't be more perfect!

    I just made some Avengers Cake Pops and would love if you checked them out :)

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    1. Hi Maddy,
      Thank you so much, really appreciate it! Lovely cake pops!

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  4. I love these and would love to make them for my sons birthday next month. My question is what kind of icing did you use on top of the cupcakes. Is it fondant on top of buttercream? Any help would be very appreciated.

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    1. Hello!

      Oh that's a great idea! I used a little bit of buttercream on top of the cupcake and then covered with ready to roll fondant. If you roll out your fondant then cut it out with a circle cookie cutter that is roughly the same size as the top of the cupcake then smooth it over with your fingers it should stick on fine.
      Good luck! Let me know how it goes!

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    2. the ready to roll fondant seems to only come in pastels at michaels craft stores. any suggestions on where to get the red, white and blue?

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    3. Not sure where abouts you live, but we have white fondant in supermarkets in New Zealand. I just buy that then tint it with gel food colouring to get it to the colours I want. You could also try buying fondant online from a cake decorating speciality online store? Hope that helps!

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