With everyone in AVENGERS overload, I decided to do an easy superhero party theme for Elliot’s birthday. When I asked him who his favorite Avenger was, he told me Hulk. Never mind that a few days later he changed his mind and said Captain America was his favorite and Hulk was his 2nd favorite. Sorry crazy child who changes his mind often… I stuck with my Hulk theme. 🙂 To be fair you could easily adjust these cupcakes to fit most superhero characters.
These cupcakes turned out pretty cute and the best part is that they didn’t require crazy baking skills or a huge budget! And Elliot loved them.
- Purple or green cupcake liners
- Green frosting
- Purple sprinkles or candies
- Cupcake toppers (check out my DIY ones below)
- Paper Punch *optional
My original plan was green cupcake liners and purple frosting. Unfortunately you can’t really make purple frosting with regular red and blue food dye. You can see the strange color it made above. After doing a little research, I found out that buying concentrated gel icing colors are the better way to go especially for purple! This Wilton set includes violet.
I switched gears and went with green frosting instead. If I had planned on green frosting, I would have bought purple cupcake liners but I still think my cupcakes are cute.
Top each cupcake with either purple sprinkles or purple candy and add a Hulk cupcake topper. You can find some pretty cute and elaborate cupcake toppers on Etsy but I wanted this to be an easy and inexpensive version that I could DIY.
DIY Hulk Cupcake Toppers
I attempted to find simple Hulk stickers locally but that was a bust. Luckily ebay came through for me, I found a set of 48 round Hulk labels for a couple bucks. I had plenty left over to create my Hulk themed goody bags too.
To make the cupcake toppers, I cut circles slightly larger than my stickers out of purple construction paper. I used a paper punch but scissors would work too. I think card stock would work better but I just used what I had on hand. Place the Hulk sticker on the circle, and tape the tooth pick on to the back of each topper. Done.
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