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.)

Recipe by MyRecipes May 2014


Credit: Beth Branch


Ingredient Checklist


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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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