Batman Cupcakes

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These batman cupcakes are perfect for a birthday party or movie night!

Since the LEGO Batman movie was just released, I decided to come up with a Batman cupcake idea perfect for a movie night.

These Batman cupcakes look like the bat signal. White cupcakes topped with homemade yellow buttercream frosting and a candy bat shape.

Also on my mind was that last week, Adam West passed away. He was the very first Batman that I watched growing up. I loved the show and this was another reason for coming up with this Batman cupcake idea.

The concept for these cupcakes is derived from the Bat Signal. The yellow icing behind the bat symbolized the light created by the Bat Signal from Commissioner Gordon.

Batman cupcakes sitting on a cooling rack, picture taken from the top.

How to Create the Batman Cupcake Decoration

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The first step is to find a Bat Signal in the size you want for the cupcake topper. Then using a Sharpie, trace the bat part of the signal onto wax paper. Make as many as needed.

Tracing the Bat for the Cupcake Topper

Flip the wax paper over so the marker side is down.

Melt Black Candy Melts according to the instructions. Place the melted candy in a disposable piping bag and snip the end.

Pipe the candy onto the wax paper, tracing the outline of the bat. Then fill it in so it is solid.

Piped Bats for Cupcakes

Place them in the fridge to harden for about 3o minutes. Take them out when it is time to ice the cupcakes.

Completed bats for cucakes

After piping the yellow icing on the cupcakes, place a bat on the side for decoration.

Batman Cupcakes

Batman Signal Cupcakes

The perfect cupcakes for a Batman Fan!


Batman Cupcakes

Perfect cupcakes for a Batman birthday party!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:18 minutes
Total Time:28 minutes



  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 large egg whites


  • 1 cup 2 sticks of unsalted butter softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoon milk
  • Yellow Icing Color Gel



  • In a large bowl mix cake mix, flour, sugar, salt, water, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, sour cream, and egg whites until well blended.
  • Add cupcake liners to your cupcake tin.
  • Scoop your cupcake batter into the prepared cupcake tin. Make sure not to get them more than 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for about 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cupcake comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool before adding icing.


  • Beat the butter for a few minutes using your mixer on medium speed.
  • Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and mix on low speed until blended.
  • Add the vanilla extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • If you need stiffer frosting, add the remaining sugar.
  • If you need a thinner frosting, add the remaining milk.
  • Add Yellow coloring gel and mix until you get the desired color.

Bat Topper

  • See post for written instructions with photos.
  • Add to cupcakes once they are iced.


Cooking time does not reflect decorating time.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 32 Cupcakes
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Midwestern Moms

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