Make a Wasp or Ant Man Cupcakes Batch to Have a Movie Night!

I know a lot of people hit this post when looking for Ant Man Cupcakes! This is really a Wasp cupcake in the pictures but you can switch out any of the yellows for red and have your ant man cupcakes.

They would look like my Deadpool Cupcakes but look right at home next to the Wasp Cupcakes. I would grab a bag of plastic ants at the local dollar store and top them off – just wash the ants first.

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I have a special spot in my heart for Ant-Man movies as I was one of the bloggers able to be in New York for a preview with Paul Rudd.

Ant Man Actor Makes It

Two simple words: Paul Rudd He. Is. Adorable. I love how excited he was to be a part of the Marvel franchise, and his joke about being like “Cousin Oscar” on The Brady Bunch sitcom.

Paul really is adorable, and fun to watch. Just check out this clip from his third Marvel movie (the second was part of an Avenger’s cameo). That is why I had to make this Wasp Cupcake recipe.

Was Ant Man a box office success?

Grossing over 500 million in USD I would say yes. Even the sequel: Ant Man and the Wasp was considered a success as it came in over 600 million USD. That Marvel Franchise was a hot wave to ride!

Ant Man Cast

Obviously Paul Rudd – and then they brought in Michael Douglass as Hank Pym. Add Evangeline Lily as Hank’s daughter and Scott’s love interest? Dynamite.

Will we see them again soon? When looking at the Marvel 4th phase line up, we see nothing – until the 5th phase where they share Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

According to Rotten Tomatoes:

Picking up sometime after Endgame, Scott still needs to put his life back together – granted, he does that constantly. This time, though, he is an acknowledged hero, which should help some.

Although, one imagines his relationship with Cassie (Kathryn Newton, taking over from Emma Fuhrmann) will be fairly different. Also Hope (Evangeline Lilly), Hank (Michael Douglas), and Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) will need to adjust to life after returning from the Snap.

But their attempt at finding a new normal will be upset by the arrival of Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), a time traveler with a fantastic connection to the Marvel universe. In April of 2019, Rick and Morty scribe Jeff Loveness emerged as the film’s writer with director Peyton Reed set to return for his third heist with Scott and the gang. In December of 2020, Marvel revealed the title – Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – and confirmed Newton and Majors’s roles in the film.

OK then. That will be sometime in 2023 — as a rough guesstimate.

Hollywood has had a tough time lately with the COVID-19 situation stalling shooting of films and even all movie theaters being closed. I know there are more Marvel movies on the horizon, but the standard timeline is way off schedule now.

With that being said? You can whip up a batch of these and enjoy Ant Man Cupcakes or Wasp Cupcakes while watching Netflix or Amazon Prime to refresh yourself with the storylines.

That all being said, this recipe should make 18 of the Cupcakes. I apologize now for starting off with a boxed cake mix – I usually like to start them from a scratch recipe and realized I don’t have a white cupcake recipe on under my basic recipes. I will work on fixing that for you!

Ant Man Bloopers

Yup – I have a fun video for you. Check out all the great Stan Lee off-the-cuff shots! Bloopers used to be at the end of a lot of movies but with the Marvel Universe? We were trained to look for two “Easter Eggs” during the credits instead.

That poor comedienne on the boat tour – I have to watch the movie again to see how much they really cut his lines, LOL!

How to Make Ant Man Cupcakes and Wasp Cupcakes

You will need:

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 3 eggs room temp
  • 1/2 C of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1TBSP pure vanilla extract
  • Yellow, and black gel food coloring
  • Clear cupcake liners
  • Muffin pan

Wasp Cupcake Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin pan with the white cupcake liners. In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, and vanilla extract and stir until combined.

Divide the batter into 3 bowls and add a food color gel into each bowl. Add the yellow to one bowl, and add the black food coloring to the second bowl. Leave the third bowl white. Begin to fill the cupcake liners.

Scoop about 1 tbsp of each colored batter into the cupcake and continue to rotate colors until it is 3/4 of the way full.

Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes. Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.

For the frosting you will need:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Yellow, and black gel food coloring
  • 1 disposable piping bag with a star tip

Wasp Cupcake Frosting Directions

Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed. Mix until you see stiff peaks in your frosting. Once the frosting is made, split it into three bowls. Add about 2-4 drops of each color: yellow in one bowl, black in another, leaving the third one white.

Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over. Scoop one spoonful of the yellow frosting onto one side of the piping bag. Now scoop one spoonful of the black frosting onto another side of the piping bag. Scoop one spoonful of the white frosting onto the last side of the piping bag and squeeze the icing together. Frost the cooled cupcakes.

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I found nonpareils at Michael’s and used the yellow and black mixed together to top the frosting and add that little extra. You might want to whip up a batch of these Ant-Man and Yellow Jacket Drinks to go with them!

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