These cupcakes are perfect for a superhero-themed party!
Anna and I helped make these for a Holy Musical B@man themed get-together that my friends and I held over the summer. In addition to eating these cupcakes, we ate Starkid-themed treats (Red Vines, bugles, etc.) and watched Holy Musical B@man. Our friends are just the coolest. The girl in costume is my wonderful friend Lesley, who made the cupcakes with us.
Here’s how to make the cupcakes!
Before you start on the cupcakes, you’ll need to make some green sea glass candy. It’s probably best if you make the candy a day or two before you decide to make the cupcakes.
We doubled this recipe to make two different batches of sea glass candy (mint and green apple) so we would have enough to give away to friends. One batch of sea candy should be enough for a dozen cupcakes though. Skip the powdered sugar step so that your candy remains clear and crystal-like.
If you don’t have the time to make your own sea glass candy, coarsely crushed green jolly ranchers would work as a substitute.
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For the cupcakes, we used this recipe from Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero’s cookbook, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.
Startby whisking together a cup of powdered sugar, 1/4 a teaspoon of mint extract, and a splash of almond milk. If the consistency is too thick, add almond milk—if it’s too thin, add powdered sugar. Adjust the mint extract to your taste. You could use a different flavor if you like—we just thought mint would go well with our chocolate cupcakes!
Once the cupcakes have cooled, spread a thin layer of mint glaze on each cupcake. Then take some sea glass candy and arrange them in crystal-like patterns on the cupcakes. It’s helpful to actually poke through the cupcake with some of the bigger candy pieces to make them stay.