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Halloween Cupcakes

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Transform ordinary cupcakes into spooktacular Halloween treats with a few simple decorations.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Chocolate Ganache/chocolate frosting
  • Neon green food coloring
  • Pink food coloring
  • Candy eyes
  • Marshmallows
  • Blue M&Ms
  • Tic Tacs
  • Toothpicks
  • Piping bags
  • #47 icing tip
  • #12 icing tip

Let's get Cooking...

  1. To make spider web cupcakes, frost the cupcake with vanilla frosting.
  2. Next, place the chocolate ganache in a piping bag. Chocolate ganache consists of 100 grams (4 ounces) chocolate combined with 6 tablespoons of boiling hot heavy cream, but you can use chocolate or black frosting instead.
  3. Snip a small opening at the bottom of the piping bag and pipe 3-6 circles onto the cupcake.
  4. Using a toothpick, draw lines from the innermost circle to the outer circle to create a spider-web effect.
  5. To make the mummy cupcakes, pipe two small dots of frosting onto a cupcake, then place the candy eyes on top of the frosting dots.
  6. Using a piping bag with a #47 icing tip filled with vanilla frosting, pipe lines diagonally across the cupcake, keeping the candy eyes in tact, giving the cupcake a 'mummy' appearance.
  7. To make the monster cupcakes, dye vanilla frosting green (or any appropriately bold color).
  8. Smear the frosting on top of the cupcake.
  9. Using kitchen scissors, cut slices of the marshmallow. One marshmallow should make approximately 4 slices. You can grease your scissors with a little oil to prevent sticking.
  10. Place a marshmallow slice on the center of the green-frosted cupcake.
  11. Then place an M&M in the center of the marshmallow slice.
  12. Cut the white tic tacs in half, then place under the marshmallow to create a smile. These are the teeth.
  13. To make the brain cupcakes, fill a piping bag with a #12 tip with pink frosting. Draw two semi-circles that meet in the middle (create a circle outline on the cupcake followed by two lines in the center).
  14. Draw a sqiggly line in each semi circle to create a brain.