Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

father’s day superhero cupcakes

Show dad he is your superhero with these brightly colored buttercream-decorated cupcakes. Wilton® icing colors in red, yellow and blue add the “POW” that will “WOW” dad this Father’s Day.
Step 1
QUANTITIES NEEDED:
   -  1 Tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
   -  ½ Cup Solid Vegetable Shortening
   -  ½ Cup (1 Stick) Butter (or Margarine), Softened
   -  4 Cups (Approximately 1 Lb.) Confectioners' Sugar, Sifted
   -  2 Tbsp. Milk
 
Prepare batter following your favorite mix (or recipe) directions. Bake cupcakes in white baking cups and let cool. 
Step 2
Make two recipes of buttercream icing. Reserve one recipe white and then divide the second recipe into thirds.

TIP: For the Wilton® buttercream recipe, click here.  
Step 3
Tint portions red, yellow and blue.

TIP: Combine Christmas Red and Red-Red for red shown. Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for yellow shown. 
Step 4
Prepare three decorating bags with couplers. Fill bags with red, yellow and blue icing. 
Step 5
Use spatula and white icing to cover tops of cupcakes. 
Step 6
Attach tip 3 to all decorating bags. Pipe message in center of cupcakes, zigzags and dots around message. 
Step 7
Change bags to tip 16 and pipe stars.
 
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  • 809188221
    Item # 10051561 
    $4.79
    • Size: 12"
    • Count: 12
    • Size: 12"
    • Count: 12
    • Size: 12"
    • Count: 12
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  • 809188221
    Item # 10058187 
    $7.49
    • Size: 12"
    • Count: 24
    • Size: 12"
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    • Size: 12"
    • Count: 24
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  • 953005939
    Item # 10051382 
    In Store Only 
    $2.39
    • Color: Royal Blue
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Royal Blue
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Royal Blue
    • Size: 1 oz
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  • 953005939
    Item # 10051381 
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    $2.39
    • Color: Red
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Red
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Red
    • Size: 1 oz
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  • 953005939
    Item # 10051369 
    In Store Only 
    $2.39
    • Color: Christmas Red
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Christmas Red
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Christmas Red
    • Size: 1 oz
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  • 953005939
    Item # 10051372 
    $2.39
    • Color: Golden Yellow
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Golden Yellow
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Golden Yellow
    • Size: 1 oz
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  • 953005939
    Item # 10051377 
    $2.39
    • Color: Lemon Yellow
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Lemon Yellow
    • Size: 1 oz
    • Color: Lemon Yellow
    • Size: 1 oz
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You’ll Also Need
  • Favorite Chocolate Cupcake Mix (or Recipe)
  • Electric Mixer
  • Spoons
  • Spatula
  • Bowls
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Measuring Cups
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Solid Vegetable Shortening
  • Butter (or Margarine)
  • Confectioners' Sugar
  • Milk
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