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The Flash Cupcakes

Photo: Beth Branch
Yield
The Flash cupcakes would make the fastest man alive proud. Blow your guests away at a super hero party, birthday celebration, or your Halloween festivities. (Click here for stencils.)

Ingredients

How to Make It

  1. Make and bake vanilla cupcakes according to recipe directions. After the cupcakes have cooled, frost with vanilla bean frosting.

  2. To make The Flash cupcake toppers: first, print the stencils (which can be found here) and cut them out.

  3. Next roll out the red fondant to 1/4-inch thickness. Using the bigger circle stencil, cut out the red circles with a sharp knife. Store any leftover fondant in a ziptop plastic bag so it won't dry out.

  4. Roll out the white fondant and cut out the smaller circles. Store any leftover fontant in a ziptop bag.

  5. Trace the lightning bolt shape onto the yellow sugar sheet with a black edible ink marker*. After tracing all of the lightning bolts, cut them out with sharp scissors and peel the plastic from the back.

  6. Dampen the center of a red circle with water and place a white circle on top. Then, lightly coat the white circle with water and place a lightning bolt on top. Repeat with the rest of the shapes. Let the toppers dry completely before adding them to your frosted cupcakes.

Cook's Notes

*Edible ink markers can be found at most craft stores.