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|Promethweekus: Alien Cupcakes|
|Written by Ivan Radford|
|Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:41|
After the successful second year of Oscarnomnomnom and those lovely Avengers cupcakes, I've decided to embrace my inner baking nerd and start blogging movie cupcakes each month. Because let's face it, I'd probably be baking them anyway, so I might as well take pictures and make you lot jealous.
Following the edible Avengers goodness, I therefore turned my doughy fingers to the next big movie on its way to cinemas. An inspirational, stylish, colourful film, well-suited to the cute, family-friendly nature of the innocent cupcake. Yes, I present to you the world's first Prometheus-inspired baked goods. If H.R. Giger makes you hungry or you want your chest to burst with cakey goodness, then these babies will hug your face off.
Ridley Scott-themed Alien cupcakes? It's probably a good thing I don't have children. Read on for the full recipe and stuff - or head this way for a Prometheus review (spoiler: it's quite good).
Mix together ingredients and bake in an oven for 15 minutes at 180°C.
Alien Egg Cupcake
Mix together ingredients with green food colouring. Bake the cupcake, allow to cool, then mix together green frosting.
Butterfly the cupcake open and quarter the top. Scoop out the middle with a spoon to make room for an Alien embryo. Splurge frosting inside.
Reassemble the tophalf of the cupcake, leaving cracks for frosting. (Optional: Take some marzipan and stick on a couple of legs.)
Once the Alien egg cupcake has hatched all over your tastebuds, you'll have to make a Facehugger to go with it. So grab a ton of marzipan and get shaping those legs...
Roll the marzipan between your fingers to make the surface as bumpy, boney, sinewy and freaky as possible.
Get another strand of marzipan, roll it into a tail and use a knife to indent some vertebrae. Then mix up some green frosting and cover the top.
Stick together the body parts on top of the green frosting - and then give it to your nephew to traumatize them for life:
After the Facehugger cupcake has detached itself from your child's face, they'll say they're fine. They'll probably drink a lot of water and ask for some food. They might even complain of a sore throat. To make them feel better, this cupcake is the next step.
Take some marzipan, roll it into the shape of a
Roll some marzipan into some arms and add them to the
Mix up some red frosting. You will need a LOT of red. Scoop out a hole in the middle of cupcake, inject it with the red frosting. Then insert your chestburster.
And voila! Nightmare complete:
Decorate a cupcake with blue frosting. If there's some green leftover in your frosting pipe, don't worry. That just makes it look prettier.
Use black colouring and some icing to make a tiny
Other Alien/Prometheus Cupcake Ideas
If that's not enough edible Alien goodness for you/your permanently scarred children, try some of these...
Cut out white circles of icing to top the cupcakes.
Jones the Cat cupcake
Mix red and yellow colouring with icing and roll it out on a surface covered in icing sugar. Cut out a cat-shaped head, place it on top of a white circle, then use black icing to decorate whiskers, nose and eyes.
Alien mech suit cupcake
Use the remainder of the marzipan to stick together a yellow mech suit. Place it on top of a blue frosted cupcake.
Weyland logo cupcake
Mix blue colouring with icing, roll it out on a surface, then chop out three triangles. Assemble in a 'W' shape, then add some blue squares either side.
Put them all together and...
You have a complete set of Ridley Scott-themed alien cupcakes to eat while watching Prometheus.