My top two Marvel superheroes are Captain America and Spider-Man. I already wrote a post about why Captain America is my favorite, but Spider-Man was basically the hero I grew up watching. I watched the Tobey Maguire movies, then Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man, and then Tom Holland’s version of the character in the MCU. I honestly loved watching every Spider-Man series, although I would have to say that Tom Holland’s has been my favorite.
Anyways, after watching (and loving) Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home last year, I wanted to celebrate my 25th birthday with some Spider-Man cupcakes!
When I was shopping AC Moore’s store closing sale last month, I found Avenger cupcake liners. I thought that these would be perfect for my birthday! I then waited until the week before my birthday to decide on the actual design of the cupcakes. I was at Walmart when I finally decided to brainstorm decoration ideas, and since I had a tournament to go to the day before my birthday, it would likely be my last trip to the store before baking the cupcakes (I guess I could have picked up some ingredients on my birthday…but who wants to do that?). Since Spider-Man is my favorite, he was the go-to choice. Besides, I feel like he’s one of the most popular heroes, so who wouldn’t recognize his symbol and colors?
I primarily focused on the design of these cupcakes and not the taste. Fortunately, they still ended up tasting great! I used a box of white cupcake mix from Pillsbury, red Funfetti icing, and black/white decorator icing (with a set of decorator tips).
- Bake the cupcakes by following the steps on the back of the package.
- Wait for the cupcakes to cool before applying the icing; you don’t want the icing to melt from the heat!
- Coat the top of the cupcake with red icing.
- Make the spider web design with the black icing. Essentially, you make an asterisk and then connect the lines to make it look like a web.
- Use the white icing for the eyes. Then, outline those eyes with the black icing.
- Eat and enjoy an amazing cupcake!
I don’t normally share blog posts on baking, but since the inspiration hit, I had to write and publish it! I used to bake all the time (I’ve even made snitch cake pops before), so maybe I’ll try to feature a few more of these posts throughout the year. Baking can be time-consuming, but it’s so fun!
Do you like to bake? If you do, have you ever decorated any of your creations with a fun theme?