October 25, 2011

Fun Halloween Cupcakes

       These fun cupcakes are sure to please your kiddos at your Halloween bash this year. 
The cake mix I used is the exact recipe off the back of the Hershey’s Cocoa box “Perfectly Chocolate Cake”. I homemade the icing and tented each bowl of icing with Wilton’s icing colors, but if you are short on time use the already made icing.
Colors- white, black, brown, green, yellow, and red     
I highly recommend Wilton disposable decorating bags for this project!
Butter Cream Icing
1 stick of butter (at room temp)
2 cups of confections sugar (sifted)
1 tsp vanilla
2 TBS of milk (add more if needed)
In small bowl mix butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Then add milk and vanilla until blended well.
To make chocolate butter cream icing add ½ cup Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips melted with the milk and vanilla.
I made chocolate icing for the werewolf cupcakes, but if you want feel free to color your white icing brown.
I doubled the icing recipe and I halved the recipe for the chocolate icing.
Directions for Decorating
1. First with white icing completely ice the eye and spider web cupcakes.
2. Then with green icing ice Frankenstein and Monster cupcakes, but only ice half the cupcake for the monster.    
3.  Mummies – I used Wilton tip #352 and turned the tip on the side and used a wrapped look. Each mummy is wrapped differently, so don’t worry about technique just have fun. Leave a small opening near the top for the eyes.
4.  Next start on werewolves. I used Wilton tip #18 with chocolate icing. Start in the center and sweep out till point, kind of like you are making a flower. Also create little ears.
5.  Then change to yellow for the eyes; I used Wilton’s tip #3. I used yellow eyes for the mummies and monster eyes.
6.  After that I used Wilton tip # 18 with black icing for Frankenstein’s hair. Switch to tip #3 and fill in pupils for the mummy and monster eyes, Frank’s smile, and spider web.
7.  Then Tip #3 and white icing for Frank’s eyes, monster’s teeth, werewolf’s fangs, and werewolf’s eyes.
8.  Next use red icing and tip #3 for Frank’s tongue and red shot eye.
9.  The final touch is black icing and tip #3 for werewolf’s and Frank’s pupils, and werewolf’s mouth .

Enjoy a Merry Not Scary Halloween!

1 comment:

  1. This are so cute can't wait to try them.


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