“The Hunger Games” is a sensational trilogy about a dystopian United States that holds a gladiator-style fight to the death in a futuristic murder arena complete with hybrid creatures, force fields, and cameras to broadcast the carnage into every home with a television set. The participants in those Games? They’re children between 12 and 18. This is teen reading at its finest: think Lord of the Flies meets Twilight meets Spartacus.

The main character, Katniss Everdeen, is a headstrong, bow-hunting, coal mine girl who poaches local game and sells it to support her family.  She voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games.  She becomes known as "The Girl on Fire" after she wore a specially designed outfit that made her look like she was on fire.  She is a fearless fighter, and deserves to be honored with a cupcake.

Her cupcake is spicy and a little bit wild.  Firm, feminine, and fiery.  A dangerous cupcake.

Step 1: Ingredients

For the cake:

-  3 1/2 cups cake flour
-  3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
-  2 1/2 cups sugar
-  3 eggs, at room temperature
-  3 tablespoons red food coloring
-  3 tablespoons cocoa powder
-  1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-  1 1/2 teaspoon salt
-  1 1/2 cups milk
-  1 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
-  1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-  3 tablespoons cayenne pepper

For the frosting:

-  12 ounces cream cheese
-  1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
-  2 cups powdered sugar
-  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-  red food coloring
-  yellow food coloring

For the chocolate mockingjay:

- chocolate chips, melted

Have you considered tempering your chocolate? Chocolate without cocoa butter, including most chocolate chips, cannot sustain it's form at room temperature.<br><br>Brilliant guide though!
<p>mmm that looks good</p>
Lovely piping on the chocolate mockingjay. Piping chocolate designs can be tricky. It looks beautiful :)
your mokingjay is perfect and i love how you used the orange icing as fire <br>BTW i read the books before they were cool
How did the hipster burn his tongue? <br> <br>He drank his coffee <i>before it was cool</i> <br> <br>But I'm just teasing n.n I got the book just after it was released, no one I knew had read it yet. It's fun to have read it first, huh?
It's great! BTW it's in my guide &quot; Cupcakes!&quot;
Fantastic! And your mockingjay is ooh so good!
The Hunger Games is NOTHING like Twilight.
Yeah that's cuz The Hunger Games is *GOOD* and Twilight *SUCKS!!!*
one word, amazing!
Wow! These are so great and very creative!<br>
Thank you!
I love these! the chocolate mockingjay is perfect!
Thank you!
I think you managed to capture Katniss perfectly and they sound yummy.
Thank you! :)

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