Father's Day Super Hero Cupcakes

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If your Dad is your superhero, treat him this Father's Day with these yummy vanilla cupcakes. Swap the buttercream colour and decorations to match his favourite comic book characters and you are sure to put a smile on your Dad's face.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C, gas mark 4) Line a cupcake tin with 12 cases.

  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

    • 250g Butter (unsalted)
    • 250g Unrefined golden caster sugar
  3. Add the eggs on at a time, mixing between each addition and adding a spoonful of the flour if necessary. Follow by adding the vanilla extract.

    • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
    • 4 Egg(s) (free range) (medium)
  4. Carefully fold in the flour then spoon into the cupcake cases, until they are about 2/3 full.

    • 250g Self-raising white flour
  5. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  6. Leave to cool completely on a cooling wire.

  7. To make the buttercream, beat together the icing sugar and butter until light and fluffy, then add the vanilla extract and food colouring.

    • 500g Icing sugar
    • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
    • 250g Butter (unsalted)
  8. Fill a piping bag with the icing and pipe swirls on top of the cupcakes.

  9. Roll out the sugar paste icing for your topper and using a knife or a circular cutter (depending on the design) cut out the shapes approximately 2.5 inches in width.

  10. Cut out the designs and letters (if using) with a sharp knife and brush the back lightly with water to stick to the other sugar paste icing.

  11. Place the sugar paste decoration on top of the buttercream swirl and serve.

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