Iron Man Cupcakes


Iron Man Cupcakes

Many of us have fav comic book heroes or superheroes that they really really like. I have a few. One of them just happen to be Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr. I think it is quite funny that I did not really like the characters he portrayed when I was younger. However, some of his latest roles have changed my  outlook.

One of my favorite superhero movies is Iron Man. Here is a dessert cupcake that is made to depict the movie that some of us have come to know and love! You could also recreate these Iron Man Cupcakes for your child’s birthday party


Iron Man Cupcake

Iron Man Cupcakes

Cupcake Recipe:

2 1/2 C flour
1/2 cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C softened butter
2 C sugar
4 eggs
1 C Greek yogurt
1/2 C buttermilk
1 bottle red food coloring
2 tsp vanilla


1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Line the cupcake tins with paper liners.
3, In a medium bowl sift flour,  cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together.

Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy with your electric mixer in a large mixing bowl.

4. Add in eggs, 1 at a time.
5. Mix in with the creamed butter, sugar and eggs the Greek yogurt, buttermilk, red food coloring and vanilla.
6. Gently add the flour mixture, small amounts at a time, into the large mixing bowl.
7. Mix until thoroughly combined.
8, Scoop batter into lined cupcake tins until 3/4 full.
9. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
10. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes.

Frosting Recipe

1 C softened butter
3 + C of powder sugar
4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Can of  edible gold  spray


1. Add soft butter and powder sugar in mixing bowl.
2. Mix until it appears creamy.
3. If not creaming add whipping cream.
4, If too soft, ADD more powder sugar.
5. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak.
6.If not add more powder sugar.
7.Using a pastry bag and large pasty tip spoon the frosting into the pastry bag. -Frost cupcakes.
8. Spray frosted cupcakes with the edible gold spray.

Iron Man Cupcakes

Royal Icing Recipe

2 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp almond extract
2 + C powder sugar food coloring for deep dark red and golden yellow


1. Mix eggs, cream of tartar, almond extract, and powder sugar

on medium speed for 4 minutes.
2. Divide icing into two bowls.
3. First bowl add deep dark red color. Stir until desired color is reached.
4. Second bowl add golden yellow color. Stir until desired color is reached.

Iron Man’s Mask 


1. Search Google for image of Iron Man’s Mask. (Also check for cartoon image)
2. Copy/paste to Word.
3. Save in your folder.
4. Print the image.
5. Tape the printed image of Iron Man’s Mask to a cookie sheet.
6. Cut/Tear wax paper to cover the printed image of Iron Man Mask.
7. Tape the wax paper over the printed image of Iron Man’s Mask.
8. Using a small pastry bag and a #2 tip.
9. Using royal icing matching the color of the mask, outline the mask.
10. Fill in the mask fill in with the matching color.
11. Allow to dry for 5-10 hours. Cut the wax paper holding the completed

Iron Man’s Mask into squares surrounding the image.
12. Ensure heads are dry, gently push in on one of the images.
13. If it allows you to push in the image is not dry.
14. Cut the wax paper into squares surrounding the images.
15. Gently peel the wax paper from the back of the image.
16. Make a small cut in the center of the frosting on the frosted cupcake.
17. Place the dried Iron Man’s Mask in the center of the cut in the cupcake.

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