With X-Men: Days of Future Past being released today, we’ve been all about X-Men this week. If you’re having an X-Men-themed party this weekend, or just like to eat lots of blue food, you’ve come to the right place.
A sophisticated mutant needs a sophisticated treat once in a while, and these Beast-inspired cupcakes are just the thing. Prepare for a Beast-ly green poo after ingesting a large amount of blue food coloring.
White cake mix
1/3 cup oil
1 1/4 cup water
Blue food coloring
Blue sugar or blue sprinkles
Black and white gel icing
Preheat oven and mix up cake batter as per the box’s instructions. Add blue food coloring.
Spoon cake batter into cupcake wrappers and bake as per the box’s instructions.
Once cupcakes are cooled, decorate with blue frosting, blue sugar, and blue sprinkles. Using black and white gel icing, attempt to draw Beast’s face without it looking like one of the Despicable Me guys, Harry Potter, or Cookie Monster.
X-Men Logo Cupcakes
In order to pay tribute to this trademarked franchise, we’re also appropriating the X-Men logo for this baking experiment.
Cupcakes from previous recipe
Flat cookies (we used a small, round, chocolate-covered shortbread)
Yellow candy melts
Red gel icing
Melt yellow candy melts in a double boiler. Quickly dip cookies in melted candy, covering completely. Place coated cookies on parchment paper and place in fridge until set.
Place a small dab of frosting on the back of the cookie to secure it to the top of the cupcake. Carefully draw a circle with an “X” in the middle on the cookie with red gel icing.
Cool down with a sophisticated adult beverage, in slushie form, inspired by Iceman as played by Shawn Ashmore, the guy from The Following. Or Warehouse 13. Or is that Aaron Ashmore? Wait. Now I don’t know. At any rate, ol’ Bobby Drake has finally found a use for his powers in this deliciously icy drink.
1/2 cup Blue Curacao (or any blue liqueur)
1/2 cup vodka
4 cups blue Kool-Aid (or make 4 cups of Blue Raspberry Drink Crystals from the bulk food store because your grocery store sucks and has no blue Kool-Aid)
Sprite, 7-Up, or equivalent (optional)
Mix up Kool-Aid. Combine Blue Curacao, vodka, and Kool-Aid in a baking dish and place in the freezer overnight.
When ready to serve, simply scoop up the ice with an ice cream scoop or spoon. Because of the alcohol content, Iceman’s beverage doesn’t freeze thoroughly, making it more of a snocone texture.
Top with more Kool-Aid or with a lemon lime soda for a carbonated twist! Don’t forget your tiny umbrella!
Now that’s an X-Men party… for one, apparently.
Just remember: drink responsibly.