Gorgeous Iron Man Cupcakes
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Iron Man Cupcakes

If you have a superhero lover in your family, be sure to make them these adorable Iron Man Cupcakes! Made with fondant and silver food luster, you need these superhero cupcakes in your life!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 cupcakes



  • When you’re about to begin the decorating process, ensure that your cupcakes are completely cool on a wire rack. This will prevent your buttercream from slipping off each cupcake.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, use an electric mixer and beat butter, sugar and milk on slow speed. These ingredients will make up your buttercream frosting.
  • Gradually increase the speed to high and once the ingredients are smooth and form semi-stiff peaks, the buttercream is ready.
  • Add yellow gel food coloring to the buttercream and mix until completely tinted.
  • Scoop the buttercream into a frosting bag with Wilton 1M tip attached. Frost each cupcake.
  • To make Iron Man’s hand: roll 12 spheres out of your red fondant onto the fondant mat, making the spheres about ½ an inch in size.
  • Flatten each sphere, so that it’s about 1 inch in diameter.
  • To start shaping the hand, use a paring knife to cut out a small triangle from your fondant circle. Your circle will resemble a pie piece from a pie.
  • To proceed with creating the hand, cut slits at the top to give the hand 4 fingers.
  • Trim the sides to give the hand a more realistic shape around the wrist area. Round out the edges and smoothen any imperfections out to form the hand's shape.
  • With your white fondant, roll out 12 spheres, about ¼ of an inch in size.
  • Pour some edible silver luster into a bowl and add a few drops of water. Use a small cake decorating brush and paint each white sphere with the glitter. Place one sphere on each hand in the palm area to form Iron Man's Repulsor.
  • Top each cupcake with Iron Man’s hand, nestling the hand into each frosted cupcake so that it's secure. Serve and enjoy!