Sparky Sparky Boom Man Cupcake Recipe Inspired by #AvatarAdversaries

Our Sparky Sparky Boom Man Cupcake recipe for Avatar Adversaries is a Paid Promotion for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Nickelodeon and BoxLunch are teaming up in the most epic way possible this holiday season featuring all-new Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra themed items! To top it off, they want to give a shout out to all the Avatar baddies with their #AvatarAdversaries campaign! This is brilliant because every Avatar fan has their favorite bad guy and can quickly spout out why they are so epic. When I was contacted to feature something fun to showcase the baddies of Avatar, I knew exactly which adversary I would showcase! This adversary happens to be part of the Avatar: The Last Airbender series and is only around to destroy the Avatar with his third eye through CombustionBending. He is one of my favorite bad guys in the show simply because of his nick name, Sparky Sparky Boom Man (later known as Combustion Man).

Sparky Sparky Boom Man is introduced in the 3rd book “Fire” of Avatar The Last Airbender. He is hired by Zuko to make sure Aang is dead, and if he isn’t dead, he is hired to take him out of the picture. Through all his screen time, Sparky Sparky Boom Man has one goal and that is to end the Avatar. However, even with this one-dimensional goal, Sparky Sparky Boom Man proves his ingenuity as he tracks the Avatar across the world and even uses Katara and Toph as bait. He is certainly an epic member of the #AvatarAdversaries and deserves to be highlighted.

In celebration of #AvatarAdversariesand to give Combustion Man the attention he deserves), I’ve created Sparky Sparky Boom Man Cupcakes in partnership with @Nickelodeon! (Sponsored) and Jasmin Dragon Tea from @BoxLunchGifts. These cupcakes have a couple features that make them rather fun to eat and to look at.

Popping candy
  1. The frosting contains popping candy that make these a perfect dessert for any Avatar Adversaries Party. As the connoisseur snacks on the cupcake the frosting will start to Sparky Sparky!
  2. The topper is made from wafer chocolates by taking a knife with a pointed tip and spreading it across wax paper on each side to create the arrows. The eye is made by drawing the eye on wax paper and then flooding it to make it smooth.

Let me issue this one warning…

WARNING: I have no skills in molding chocolate, but I have always wanted to try working with chocolate wafers. For a first time experiment, I am calling this a no so success, success!

Sparky Sparky Boom Man Cupcakes Recipe

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Our Sparky Sparky Boom Man Cupcake recipe for Avatar Adversaries is a Paid Promotion for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender.



  1. Melt chocolate wafers in a microwave safe bowl
  2. Using a poite knife, dip the knife in the chocolate and then brush it across the wax paper. Dip the knife again and brush it just below the last stroke. Dip it one more time and brush just below the last stroke. There should be 3 stripes with a triangle point at the end.
  3. Turn the wax paper 180 degrees and make the same strokes on the other side, connect the two strokes making the Sparky Sparky Boom Man Arrows.
  4. Let these set and harden.
  5. Melt the white chocolate wafers in a microwave safe bowl.
  6. Make the white eye by using a piping bag and slightly warm white chocolate. Needs to be still liquid but not runny.
  7. flood and let harden
  8. With the black edible ink marker, trace along the outer edge of the white eye. Draw a circle in the center and add a white dot. Let dry
  9. Fill in the round circle around the black dot red with the red edible ink marker. Let dry
  10. using a small amount of melted chocolate fuse the white eye to the brown arrows To make the “Sparky” frosting.
  11. Cream the butter and vanilla extract
  12. Slowly add Powdered sugar 1 cup at a time
  13. add 2-3 tbsp of milk to make creamy
  14. Fold in popping candy. Some may pop but most should hold as long as frosting isn’t too wet
  15. Place in a piping bag and pipe onto cupcakes
  16. Place the eye on top

The Sparky Sparky Boom Man Cupcakes are done!

For those that are like me and can’t mold chocolate to save your life, I have included printable cupcake toppers to place on top of the cupcakes using toothpicks or popsicle sticks. Simply click the image below to download the awesome printable cupcake toppers.

1 comment

    • Sandra on 11/11/2022 at 08:30

    What a fun recipe

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