Aliens / Prometheus Cupcake Recipe


Gummy worm alien cupcakes

For our ALIENS / PROMETHEUS party themed episode of Maybe Wil Wheaton Will Show Up, we cooked up a batch of Alien cupcakes to resemble how the aliens burst out of people’s stomachs with runny blood frosting. These were a big hit at our Aliens party. Mmmm, appetizing AND morbid.


Cake mix
Eggs, vegetable oil, whatever it says on the back of your particular cake mix box
Gummy worms
Red food coloring
Powdered sugar


  1. Bake the cupcakes by following the directions on the back of your yellow cake batter box (or however you usually make cupcakes if you bake from scratch).
  2. When the cupcakes are done baking, allow them to cool slightly, then use a fork to make an indentation in the center of the cupcake.
  3. Stick half of the gummy worm into the indentation so that the other half is sticking out like the alien.
  4. Make royal icing by mixing in a small bowl the powdered sugar, milk, and red food coloring. WARNING: Add milk VERY gradually as it will easily become too runny.
  5. Drizzle the red icing on in a blood pattern and enjoy!

For further instruction, watch us make them and other ideas for a Prometheus / Alien themed party in the video below:


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