Make Your Mockingjay Party A Hit with Hunger Games Cupcakes

Planning a Hunger Games movie marathon party with your friends? Impress them with your baking skills with these awesome Mockingjay Hunger Games Cupcakes!

If you’re planning a Mockingjay-watching party for you and your friends, you’ll need some yummy treats, right? These Hunger Games cupcakes aren’t just delicious, they’re incredibly cool looking too! Don’t let the look of these cupcakes intimidate you. If you follow the directions below, they’re not that hard to make. The hardest part, of course, is the Mockingjay symbol, but our easy tutorial will guide you through!

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“Hunger Games” Cupcakes

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Cupcake Ingredients:

1 3/4 C Flour
2 C Sugar
1 C Cocoa
1 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
1 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
1 TSP Salt
2 Eggs
1 C Whole Milk
1/2 C  Oil
2 TSP Vanilla
1 C Boiling Water

Cupcake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla and mix well using a wisk
  • Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
  • Mix all together until fully incorporated using a hand mixer
  • Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
  • Place 1 cup f water in a pot and have it get to a boil. Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount not the mix and then pour in the remaining boiling water. You will need to continue to mix as you add the water.
  • The batter may be a little runny.
  • Scoop  batter into cupcake paper liners until 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in the cupcake pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the cupcake pan and place on a wire rack until completely cooled. Takes about 45 minutes

Planning a Hunger Games movie marathon party with your friends? Impress them with your baking skills with these awesome Mockingjay Hunger Games Cupcakes!

Chocolate Frosting:

Frosting Ingredients:

1 C unsalted butter, softened
3/4 C cocoa powder
3 C powder sugar
3/4 C heavy cream

Frosting Directions:

  • Beat the softened butter on its own until smooth.
  • Add cocoa and powder sugar alternately with heavy cream  into the creamed butter until it becomes a smooth and thick texture.
  • If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if too thin, add more powder sugar.
  • Spoon the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip and begin frosting from the outside edge of the cupcake in a circle motion ending up in the middle of the cupcake.

Royal Icing:

Icing Ingredients:

2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Golden yellow gel food coloring
Bronze Dust ….dusting powder & brush

Icing Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
  • If icing is  not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
  • Spoon the icing into a bowl.
  • Add several drops of  golden yellow gel food coloring in the large bowl of icing … stir well to mix the color.
  • Fill a small frosting bag with a #5 tip with the golden yellow gel food coloring.


Planning a Hunger Games movie marathon party with your friends? Impress them with your baking skills with these awesome Mockingjay Hunger Games Cupcakes!


  • Locate a picture of the Mockingjay  on Google…find a picture that has several small sized Mockingjays. Print the picture in color. Tape this picture with  numerous images of the Mockingjay on it to a cookie sheet.
  • Tape wax paper (covering the copies of the Mockingjay) to the cookie sheet . Follow the color and features as printed on the paper.
  • Using a small pastry bag fill with the golden yellow royal icing and a #2 tip.  Start by outlining the Mockingjay  first…. Fill in the Mockingjay with the golden yellow icing.. Allow it to dry for 30 minutes.
  • Allow to dry for 5-10 hours.
  • Apply the  Bronze dusting powder with a small pastry brush.
  • Ensure that image is  dry, gently touch one of them with your finger if it allows you to push in on the icing allow it to dry more…. If it is dry the image will have a hard feeling not allowing you to push in on it.
  • Cut the wax paper holding the completed image  into squares surrounding the completed design.
  • If image is dry peel them off the wax paper and place on the frosted cupcake.

Keep your Hunger Games cupcakes out of heat until it is time to serve. You don’t have to refrigerate them if your house is cool, but if it’s a hot day you don’t want them in the sun either.

What other snacks would you serve at your Hunger Games party? Tell us in the comments!


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30 thoughts on “Make Your Mockingjay Party A Hit with Hunger Games Cupcakes

  1. This is perfect for all the tween/teen girls who are celebrating birthdays this summer. Awesome ideas.

  2. Those are so amazing looking and I love how you made the Mockingjay pin! My 12 year old is crazy into Hunger Games so I may have to try my hand at whipping these up!

  3. This is an incredible idea! I may swipe this when the final movie comes out. So many people in my circles are such huge fans. They’d love this for sure! I hope you come by my bloghop (link in my name) to share this. We have a huge number of Hunger Games fans always begging for recipes and I never really quite know what to give them. LOL! – Jerusha,

  4. Those are really cute! I love the Hunger Games trilogy and can’t wait for the final movie. I’m not sure what I’d serve…maybe some tracker jacker honey combs lol.

  5. Wow These look amazing! What awesome cupcakes. My son is a huge Hunger Games fan so I’m sure he would LOVE these!

  6. What a fun way to make the cupcakes. I think my teen would really like these if I made them too.

  7. How creative! Cupcakes are really getting prettier these days. I would love to make something like that. Wish me luck! 🙂

  8. Omg these are just all sorts of awesomeness!!! I know so many girls that would go crazy for these at one of there parties!

  9. Oh those are awesome! I would love to make these. Just because I love LOVE The Hungers Games trilogy!

  10. I love the movie Hunger Games! This is a fantastic idea to make these cupcakes – thanks for the great idea!

  11. That is the coolest cupcake I have ever seen!!! Love the mockingjay! Yummy and creative! Saying hello from the best of the weekend, and I think I just found it! 🙂

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