Hulk Smash Cupcakes

If your little one is a fan of MARVEL superheroes like mine both are, then they are going to love these Hulk Smash Cupcakes. They are made to look like Hulk's fist and they are delicious too! #recipes #superheroes

It’s beginning to look a lot like Avengers, everywhere you go.

I think you all know that we’re big Avengers fans here. We’re big Marvel fans. I gasped when I saw Stan Lee go by me in his wheelchair last summer. I couldn’t think of a single thing to say! We see ALL of their movies in the theater, and I was so happy last year when Thor: Ragnarok came out and it was the first time we saw a Marvel movie as a family of four. In the past, we had gotten a sitter for both kids, or for the last couple of years, a sitter for Des. He loved the movie! It has some darkness and it’s long and the only way we could get his morale up was to tell him that Hulk was going to be in the movie.

hulk smash cupcakes

He is a fan and I am a fan! These Hulk Smash Cupcakes would be perfect for any superhero party or movie night. We are SO excited to see Avengers: Infinity War and we have our tickets for Friday. It’s actually a big week for us, and I’ll be talking on my blog tomorrow (tonight at midnight, actually) about one of the most important topics in my entire life, if not THE most important one. So I hope you’ll tune in! It’s a personal one. Anyway, it’s time for the cupcakes. Don’t they look smashing?

(See what I did there?)

Ingredients:

1 box of white cake mix, any brand
1 1/4 C. water
1/2 C. vegetable oil
4 egg whites
Cupcake liners
Green gel food coloring
Purple gel food coloring
White frosting, any brand
12 oz package of Wilton green candy melts
Wilton 1M star frosting tip
Disposable piping bag
Avengers silicone mold (I suggest purchasing 2 in order to cut down on the candy making time)
12 count muffin tin

Instructions:

1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place the cupcake liners into the muffin wells

2 – Combine the cake mix, water, vegetable oil and egg whites, and mix well

3 – Add in the several drops of the green gel food coloring and stir to combine

4 – Fill each cupcake well about 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes

5 – Insert a toothpick into the cupcakes around 18 minutes. If it comes out clean, then the cupcakes are done!

6 – Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let cool

7 – Pour the Wilton green candy melts into a microwave safe dish

8 – Heat in 30 second increments, stirring occasionally until melted

9 – Carefully spoon the melted chocolate into the Hulk fist section of the mold

10 – Place in the fridge to set about 20 minutes

11 – Remove from the fridge and gently pop the fists out of the silicone mold. Repeat this process until you have 16 fists total

12 – Add a few drops of purple food coloring to the white frosting and stir to combine

13 – Attach the star frosting tip to the disposable piping bag and fill with purple frosting

14 – Gently squeeze the frosting from the bag and onto the top of the cupcake in a circular motion

15 – Place a Hulk fist on top and repeat with all cupcakes

*Makes approximately 16 cupcakes

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Marvel Avengers Silicone Mold

Wilton Green Candy Melts

Wilton Star Frosting Tip

Disposable Piping Bags

Gel Food Coloring

White Cupcake Liners

Cupcake Tin

If your little one is a fan of MARVEL superheroes like mine both are, then they are going to love these Hulk Smash Cupcakes. They are made to look like Hulk's fist and they are delicious too! #recipes #superheroes

If your little one is a fan of MARVEL superheroes like mine both are, then they are going to love these Hulk Smash Cupcakes. They are made to look like Hulk's fist and they are delicious too! #recipes #superheroes

Who is your favorite Avenger?

If your little one is a fan of MARVEL superheroes like mine both are, then they are going to love these Hulk Smash Cupcakes. They are made to look like Hulk's fist and they are delicious too! #recipes #superheroes

What Moms Want: Caramelized Fruit and Mascarpone English Muffins

This post is sponsored by Bays® English Muffins. All thoughts, opinions, and original recipe photos are my own.

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We definitely need to talk about Bays® English Muffins. Immediately!

The thing is, it’s a bit of a love story. I didn’t realize you could fall madly in love with English Muffins, but you CAN! These are SO good! You can have them with butter next to scrambled eggs, and be completely happy. My kids like them with butter AND peanut butter (a new one for me, I admit) and have them every morning. I wanted to play, though! I love English Muffins for French Toast recipes, for Eggs Benedict, and for making Crispy Cinnamon Toast. There are endless ways to enjoy Bays® English Muffins. They have the perfect shape and perfect consistency. I knew I had to get fancy for Mother’s Day.

Gorgeous, right? Cassidy taught me how to caramelize the muffins in butter, sugar and cinnamon until they’re golden and crispy. Separately, we make a mean mascarpone topping. Then we add freshly sliced fruit! In terms of English Muffin toppings, this is the way to go for special occasions. A little basil and nutmeg on top, and you’re in flavor country. You can’t imagine the taste when you take your first bite! This is what moms want for Mother’s Day! And we have a lot to celebrate, so stay tuned for a recipe and sweepstakes. We’re talking all things Mother’s Day right now, and I couldn’t be happier!

Just for a quick shoutout, Cassidy bought this tablecloth/flowers for Passover, and they are still going strong:

Caramelized Fruit and Mascarpone English Muffins

Caramelized Fruit and Mascarpone English Muffins

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 stick butter (room temp)
  2. 1/4 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  4. Mascarpone spread:
  5. 8oz marscapone cheese
  6. 1/2 vanilla bean
  7. 2TBSP honey
  8. 1/4tsp cinnamon
  9. 1/8tsp nutmeg
  10. strawberries (sliced)
  11. bananas (sliced)
  12. fresh basil (finely chopped for garnish)

Instructions

  • 1. Put cheese in stand mixer and cut open vanilla bean, and then scrape vanilla bean seeds into the mixer too
  • 2. Add honey, cinnamon and nutmeg and beat until combined
  • 3. Combine butter, sugar and cinnamon
  • 4. Butter up Bay's English Muffins and place facedown on saucepan over medium-high heat
  • 5. Monitor closely and remove when sugar starts to caramelize, and muffins are crispy
  • 6. Top English Muffins with Mascarpone spread, and then fresh fruit
  • 7. Garnish with chopped basil and a dash of nutmeg. Enjoy!
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As always, feel free to email me with any recipe questions. We got it pretty perfectly on the first shot, but learned a lot along the way. Considering that we have three moms to cook for, we wanted to get it just right for Mother’s Day!

Tada! It’s like magic. You can do no wrong with English Muffin toppings, if you put that much care into them. Speaking of which, let’s talk about Mother’s Day. You can celebrate it with breakfast in bed, courtesy of Bay’s® English Muffins, and with a chance to win a spa gift card for a special mom in your life! Whether it’s your mom, your daughter, your grandmother, your aunt, your mother-in-law, your sister, your neighbor, and so on, make that beloved mom feel special all day long!

Enter the sweepstakes now, and every day until May 13th, for a chance to win a $200 spa gift card. There’s no purchase necessary. Simply enter the sweepstakes here from April 24th – May 13th. Official rules are at bays.com.

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