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Thor Cupcakes With An Easy Recipe

May 17, 2018

Make these easy Thor Cupcakes all from an easy cake mix. Celebrate the AVENGERS: Infinity War movie release with these super cute cupcakes. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Who has seen the new AVENGERS: Infinity War movie? Better question, who hasn’t? Thor was a huge part of the movie and so I decided to make these Thor cupcakes to go along with my Hulk Rice Krispie Treats or these easy Avengers Cupcake Toppers I made with my Cricut.These Thor cupcakes are incredibly easy to make. Just use store-bought Red Velvet cake mix and follow the directions on the box to make them. One box should yield 24 cupcakes. Allow them to cool completely before adding any frosting or decorations. 
Mix your butter, powdered sugar, milk and cocoa powder together using an electric mixer or hand mixer. Beat until it is smooth and then add in your red gel food coloring. Having gel food coloring is important because it is intense in the color and the taste is almost non-existent. When you have red food coloring, sometimes it tastes metallic but I like the gel food coloring because you can’t taste it and it takes less of the coloring to get the color your want.Use a piping bag and a star tip to get the grooves when piping. I like to place my piping bag into a cup before I load up the frosting. It helps make it more stable and I’m able to keep the top of my bag clean. Next, you’ll make the top of Thor’s hammer for the cupcake topper. Use some fondant, mix in 2 drops of black gel food coloring and soften it by playing with it in your hands. The heat from your hands will make the fondant moldable. You may want to wear gloves so the gel color doesn’t stain your hands. Mold them into rectangles and lay them to the side. Mix the silver
luster dust with some water or vodka and paint Thor’s hammer to get them shiny.Next, break the pretzel sticks into the desired size of the base of the hammer and place them inside the middle of the fondant hammer. Place it on top of your cupcake and now you’ve made the perfect Thor cupcakes.

Thor Cupcakes

Create these amazing Thor cupcakes for your next Avengers party!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avengers, cupcake
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix + Ingredients to make them
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 7-8 drops red gel food coloring
  • 24 mini pretzel sticks
  • 4-6 ounces white fondant
  • 2 drops black gel food coloring
  • 3-5 tbsp cornstarch
  • silver food luster dust
Instructions
  1. Prepare your red velvet mix according to the box’s directions (they usually yield 24 cupcakes). Allow to cool on rack before decorating.

  2. Using a stand mixer, start beating butter and slowly add confectioners’ sugar. Add milk and mix on high until your buttercream has formed. In terms of consistency, you’ll want it to form stiff peaks.

  3. Add cocoa and red food coloring to the buttercream and continue mixing on high until it is completely colored. Using a piping bag, frost each cupcake.

  4. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Roll your fondant into ½ inch spheres (you’ll want to make 24 of them) and then shape into rectangles. Place each one on lined baking sheet. (You will want to dust your fingers with cornstarch once in a while to prevent them from sticking on your hands)

  5. Brush each fondant piece with silver luster. Insert a pretzel stick at the bottom of each one (you may have to break off a piece of the pretzel stick if they are too long). Place carefully on each cupcake.

 

Birthday Parties - Cricut - Kids - Movies

DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks and LEGO Love

May 7, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War was released two weeks ago and I’m still healing from the ending. Make these Avenger Cupcakes and create these super cute Avenger Cupcake Picks using your Cricut. This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commision at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyHave you seen Avengers: Infinity War yet? I’ll be honest, these movies don’t get me super hyped but I do love them and I really loved this one. My boys love them the most and Malakai has been asking me to open these cool Avengers LEGOs for weeks. I decided just some store bought cupcakes would be perfect for these Avenger cupcake picks and we could celebrate him finally being able to open the box ;).Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyThe bond between Thor, Groot and Rocket was created during this movie so I had to have this Lego set. This is probably my favorite scene of the movie where they create Thor’s axe and he has a new weapon to celebrate. Use these cupcake picks to make the coolest Avengers party with all the characters.Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyThey’re on the Kawaii Avengers digital cartridge available with Cricut. I used the Print Then Cut method on printable vinyl, then I layered them on some black cardstock. I used my Xyron to run the cardstock through the Creative Station and sandwiched a toothpick in the middle and placed the backside to the frontend of the matching Avenger.Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdayparty

Supplies –

Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyAfter you’ve printed your Avenger Cupcake Picks, lay them on the coinciding black cardstock cut out. Place your figures on to your Xyron Creative Station and run it through. If you don’t have one, just use some glue. Place your toothpick on one the front end of your Avenger and then place the backside of him and sandwich it together. Super easy.Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyI bought these store-bought cupcakes and then used some superhero sprinkles that I found at Bakers Party Shop.Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyJust place your Avengers Cupcake Picks into the center of each cupcake and you’re set for the party!Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyWhat Malakai and I loved most about this day was opening his new LEGO Avengers set. He was in heaven creating this and was all hands on deck. My OCD came out to play with him on this day but he was more than happy so I had to just roll with it. 😉Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdaypartyGrab the LEGO Avengers sets here or stop by your local LEGO store. Have fun with your Avengers Celebration!Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdayparty Make these awesome DIY Avengers Cupcake Picks using your Cricut machine. Perfect for an Avengers birthday party or just an Avengers celebrations. #avengers #legos #cricut #cricutmade #birthdayparty

Birthday Parties - Crafting DIY - Cricut - Movies

DIY Avenger Masks using the new Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2

April 30, 2018

To celebrate the release of the new Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2, exclusive to JOANN, make these awesome DIY Avenger Masks. Perfect timing for Avengers: Infinity War.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeThis post contains affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I receive a small commision. Thank you for your support.

I just saw the movie this opening weekend and I usually don’t feel like they knocked my socks off. They did this time. To show my excitement and Malakai’s excitement for seeing Hulk, we made him these paper Avengers masks using the new Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2 Bundle available exclusively at JOANN stores.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMade

Supplies

I’ve been using the Cricut machines for over 4 years now and I cannot express how beautiful the new Wisteria Cricut Explore is. It has a metallic sheen to it and it looks beautiful in my craft room along with its sister, the Cricut Maker. It fits perfect for the Pantone color of the year, Ultra Violet. I also love the Bluetooth capability so that I can easily use my mobile phone to cut my project. My desktop conked out a few months ago so my husband and I are sharing a laptop, not ideal but, it’s working because I have my mobile devices to use my Cricuts.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeI began by using the Print Then Cut method for my Cricut.To start, you want to first calibrate your machine so that you get a good, close cut. You also want your bleed lines to be on so that your cut line will be on the printed project.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeAfter you’ve printed your masks, you will place them on your included Light Grip Mat and set the smart dial to Cardstock. Your machine will begin by reading the registration lines and then it will begin cutting. With your Explore models, you want to use white paper to print your items on. The Cricut Printable Vinyl is great for making stickers. I also love their thicker Printable Sticker Paper but it will not pull through my HP 8610 Printer.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeThe easiest way to remove any paper from your Cricut mats is to bend your mat backwards and let the paper peel off. If you pull the paper directly, you will curl your paper and you can’t move on to your other part of the project until that’s resolved.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeThe cut file includes the hole so that you can easily add the elastic or twine. My son is two so there is no way he’s going to hold still enough for me to tie it on. He just holds it up and takes it right off. That’s why I love that they’re paper and easily made, I don’t feel bad if he only likes it for a few minutes. He’ll come back to it off-and-on for days.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMade

So what’s included in your Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2 Bundle? You’ll receive:

  • Wisteria Explore Air 2
  • Wisteria XL Scraper and Weeder
  • Holographic Sparkle Vinyl
  • Iron-On in pink, teal, purple, gold and silver
  • New Foil Embossed Paper in pink and silver (for all your paper crafts)
  • SportFlex Iron-On

Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeHead to your nearest JOANN stores and pick up the Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2 Bundle and get crafting today to create these DIY Avenger Masks, Iron Man says so 😉Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMade

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Desserts - Movies - Party Time

DIY Hulk Rice Krispie Treats

April 16, 2018

Prepare for the release of AVENGERS: Infinity War with these super cute and easy Hulk Rice Krispie Treats. Make them for a birthday party or just to enjoy a movie screening.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Supplies –

Follow the recipe and instruction below from the recipe card. It’s super easy. Just make a batch of Rice Krispie treats and color them green. This post shows how easy it is.Allow them to set and cut into rectangles. If you’re using the recommended 9×9” pan, you should get about 6 treats. Melt your coating chocolate with the coconut oil. The coconut oil will make the coating chocolate a great shine. If you don’t have it, don’t worry about it. Dip one end into the purple and allow it to set.Dip the other end into the brown candy melts and then dip straight into the brown Jimmie sprinkles. Use your black food gel and create the eyebrows by drawing straight lines pointing inward to each other. Use the same gel and add them to the candy eyes and adhere them on the Hulk Rice Krispie Treats. These are the perfect treat to have for an Avenger party or even your biggest Hulk fan. I can’t wait for Avengers: Infinity War to be released into theaters.[recipe id=”6088″]

Giveaway

Marvel Movie Collection Giveaway!

April 13, 2018

I’ve teamed up with some fabulous bloggers to give one lucky winner the entire Marvel movie collection! You’ll receive digital codes to redeem them all, a $295 value!
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The digital Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Collection includes: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Spider-man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2, Thor: Ragnarok, and Black Panther (which will be released on May 15!!!)

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In AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artefacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.

With Karen Gillan (Nebula), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider Man), Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/White Wolf), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Linda Cardellini (Laura Barton), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Stephen Strange), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Chris Pratt (Peter Quill, Star-Lord), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang, Ant-Man), Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Dave Bautista (Drax), Vin Diesel (voice of Groot), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Danai Orira (Okoye), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Kerry Condon (Friday), Paul Bettany (Vision), Bradley Cooper (voice of Rocket), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Benedict Wong (Wong), Sean Gunn (Rocket Raccoon), Don Cheadle (James Rhodes/War Machine), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Jacob Batalon (Ned), Florence Kasumba (Ayo), Ethan Dizon (Tiny), Terry Notary (Teen Groot), and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Ebony Maw).

Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, music composed by Alan Silvestri, screenplay by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby,  comic book story by Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim, characters created by Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, and Jim Starlin.

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Movies

Early Man Movie Review

February 13, 2018

Have you been wanting to see the new Early Man movie? 

My kids and I had the opportunity to attend a press screening of the new Early Man movie that is being released on February 16, 2018. This movie was funny, had a lot of teachable moments and the claymation is always fantastic.From the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, Early Man tells the story of a group of cavemen whose valley gets taken over by the the evil Lord Nooth. Football (or soccer to us Americans) is a sacred game and it was the game that their ancestors invented – however, they don’t know how to play at all.

Dug has dreams of fighting more than just rabbits. He has thoughts about doing something big and fighting mammoths. In a lot of ways, the professional football team is considered the mammoth of soccer. They don’t know how they’re going to win to get their village back but they are determined.This movie is child-friendly yet has a few subtle adult references that they won’t pick up on. My favorite character is Hognob, the loveable sidekick who is also a pig. He’s funny, he’s competitive and he just wants to play. He finally gets his chance and it’s hilarious.

I took all four of my kids. My teenager liked it but probably had hoped for more action. My 10 year-old sports fanatic loved it. My 8 year-old daughter was the one who really wanted to see this and she was delighted the whole time. I also took my 2 year-old and to my surprise, sat entertained the whole movie.It’s the perfect length of time to keep the kids engaged and entertained. With a run time of 100 minutes, these are the length of family movies I like.

There weren’t many times in the movie where it dragged on or seemed like a scene lasted longer than it needed to. It was perfect. I would see this again but I don’t know if I’d buy it to watch at home. If it was available on Netflix I’d definitely watch it again.