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Iron Man Cupcakes

These fun and themed cupcakes are not only tasty but, they'll get you in the mood for the NEW Avengers: End Game movie. They are vanilla, buttercream, and fondant. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avengers, Buttercream, Christmas Cupcakes, Fondant, Iron Man, Themed Cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Nancy Polanco


  • 12 your favourite vanilla cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp tbsp milk
  • 2 drops yellow gel food coloring
  • 4-5 oz red fondant
  • 1 oz white fondant
  • edible silver glitter


  • When you’re about to begin the decorating process, ensure that your cupcakes are completely cool. 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 colouring 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, 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 look similar to Pac Man).
  • To proceed, cut slits and give the hand 4 fingers.
  • Trim the sides to give the hand a more realistic shape. Round out the edges and smoothen any imperfections out.
  • With your white fondant, roll out 12 spheres, about ¼ of an inch in size.
  • Pour some edible glitter into a bowl and add a few drops of water. Use a small brush and paint each white sphere with the glitter. Place one sphere on each hand.
  • Top each cupcake with Iron Man’s hand. Serve and enjoy!