In Cupcakes

One of my favourite places in Ottawa’s downtown is The Comic Book Shoppe. Not only because they are my source for the latest Walking Dead trade and bags of imported Hello Kitty strawberry marshmallows, but because they’re a fine bunch of folks. Mr. B and I like to wander down there on lazy Sundays to chat with the always friendly employees and spend more money then we should on comic books and Pocky.

So when they asked me if I would be a part of this year’s Fine Arts Gala, I was all over it. Showcasing sugar art as an actual fine art form? Sweet deal! So I got cracking on some gala-worthy superhero cupcakes…

3 X-Acto blades and a bajillion hours later, the cupcake toppers were finished.

The result of my efforts were what I think are my favourite cupcakes to date. Super colourful and really fun to make. Also, I went a little crazy-pants with the icing flavours, but they all turned out quite tasty.

I had my own big table all to myself. I spread out my cupcake tier, Geek Sweets stickers, complimentary milk and a portfolio of previously made sweets for people to flip through, and waited for the doors to open to a big pile of geekily-inclined art buyers.

See my little sheet with my name on it and everything? I’m fancy.

But before the doors opened, I managed to snap some pictures of all the different cupcake topper designs. Wanna see ’em?

Well too bad, I’ma show ’em to you anyway:

 Wonder Woman, chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting.

Robin, chocolate cupcake with cherry frosting.


Supergirl, vanilla cupcake with strawberry frosting.(Now before you go doubting my nerd cred, I’m aware Supergirl’s symbol is the same colour as Superman’s. I just really wanted to use my hot pink metallic baking cups, so I pitched cannon out the window.)

Fantastic 4, vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting

Watchmen, chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting

Captain America, vanilla cupcake with blue raspberry frosting

Punisher, chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting

Spiderman, chocolate cupcake with blue raspberry frosting

Hellboy (B.P.R.D.), chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting

Deadpool, chocolate cupcake with cherry frosting

X-Men, chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting

Bizarro, chocolate cupcake with grape frosting

Flash, vanilla cupcake with cherry frosting

Green Lantern, chocolate cupcake with mint frosting

Batman, chocolate cupcake with lemon frosting

Superman, vanilla cupcake with blue raspberry frosting

And now for my two favourites:

 Joker and Harley Quinn (!!), vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frostingI love those kooky criminal lovebirds.

I had such a great time and I can’t wait to do it again on Free Comic Book Day next year! if you live in Ottawa, stop by and say hi. I’ll be the one dressed as classic era Silk Spectre.

Oh, and I’ll also by recognizable by my GIANT TOWER OF CUPCAKES. 

Thanks for the stellar event Comic Book Shoppe! 

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  • Paula

    Love every one of your cupcakes and toppers, especially all the vibrant colours. You must of had a blast at this event!

  • Don (@foodieprints)

    <kick> ARGH!

    So kicking myself for not getting to the Comic Book Shoppe to see your cupcakes on Sunday! Helping my better half promote her math school at a chess tournament got in the way…

    A Superman fan, I love the bizarro and Super Girl ones most!

    Dead pool!?!? Yes, that's the marvel character's name that came up in conversation over the weekend…

    As always you bake up some of Ottawa's most beautiful cupcakes!


  • Leslie

    These were unbelievably good. And now, two days later, looking at the pictures makes me hungry for them again!

  • Deanna

    Love your blog!! These cupcakes are nerd-tastic! My fav is the Watchmen one 🙂

  • Jennifer

    Those are AWESOME!!! Since your in Canada and I'm in the US you don't sell the toppers on Etsy or anything do you? I would totally love to buy some of those for my boyfriends birthday coming up b/c he's a BIG RPG NERD and he would absolutely love those!!!

  • Stephanie

    These are amazing!!! Can't wait for more posts!!!! (=

  • Jesse


    Wow, absolutely fantastic work and I adore the Harley Quinn cupcake.

  • C

    My mind…it is blown. Absolutely blown. You're epic.

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  • kelli

    I LOVE these! My son is turning five and wants a superhero birthday party. I'm going to see if I can even begin to duplicate some of your toppers. 🙂

  • Victoria

    Got to Say you are amazing at what you do my boys LOVED >>LOVED>>>LOVED these cupcakes!

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