Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloween Cupcakes 2012




I love Halloween baking and really went all out last year. I was planning a few different things this year but time ran away from me so here's my last minute attempt. Red Velvet Eyeball Cupcakes and Chocolate Pumpkin Patch with Wriggly Worms. It's late and I'm too tired to think of cool names! 

The cupcakes were fairly easy to make and you don't need a lot of specialist equipment. I made a batch of red velvet cupcakes (12) and a batch of chocolate cupcakes (18). The frosting was enough to frost all 30 cupcakes! (Click on the links for the recipe).  The frosting was from the red velvet cupcake recipe - I frosted the red velvet cupcakes first and then added 50g melted chocolate to the remaining frosting for the chocolate cupcakes. 

As these are for Halloween, I'm entering them to Calendar Cakes hosted by Rachel from Dolly Bakes and co-hosted by Laura from Laura Loves Cakes


 red velvet cupcakes - nice and red but bits of batter that I didn't mix properly -oops! 

 covered with cream cheese frosting 

 pipe a small circle of green frosting then fill with an M&M for the eyes

 I bought a tube of Wilton red decorating gel 


 to create bloody eyeballs.. spooky! 

 chocolate cupcakes 

 covered in chocolate cream cheese frosting 

 crushed oreo cookie crumbs and Jelly worms for decoration 


 I also decided to make some little pumpkins from ready rolled orange icing and a green tic tac. I used a toothpick to make the indentations on the side. 



Happy Halloween Everyone! 

22 comments:

  1. I love your Halloween cupcakes, they are so cute and perfect for the holiday. Happy Halloween!!

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  2. Those eye ball cupcakes seems so gruesome. Not sure I could bring myself to eat one lol. The pumpkin patch with wriggly worms are more my cup of tea lol. Happy Halloween.

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    1. I agree that the eye ball ones are quite gruesome. They were still eaten with not a crumb left :)

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  3. Happy Halloween Ros! :D And I love your cupcakes-making them red velvet is a great idea! :D

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    1. Thanks Lorraine. They are no match for your amazing creations :)

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  4. Love them all but I think my favourites are the bloody eyeball red velvet cupcakes. Spoooooky!

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    1. Thanks! Spooky indeed but I still ate it :)

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  5. I think the eyeballs are my favourite and the red velvet adds an extra Halloween touch!! Brilliant spooky cupcakes...thanks for entering Calendar Cakes :-)

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    1. I tried not to use too much food colouring so they were not as red as they could be which would have been even scarier!

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  6. Happy Halloween! I love your red velvet cupcakes and wish I had made some for our cake sale last weekend now. I certainly will be doing so next year. You have chosen such cool decorations! xx

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    1. Happy Halloween too. They were quite last minute ideas so I'm pleased they worked out well. Will have to plan better next year!

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  7. Very cute - your pumpkins are particularly good, I didn't realise they were handmade at first!

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    1. Thanks! The icing was on offer so I thought I'd give it a go. Surprisingly easy to make - I'll have more of a go with fondant icing now.

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  8. These are fab - very spooky! Oreo crumbs are so versatile!

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    1. I love oreo crumbs! I've used them in lots of bakes and they taste good too :)

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  9. Hurray you got some Halloween baking in! Those little pumpkins are so cute. The eyeballs are my favourite though, anything eyeballs really grosses me out! I would still eat one though!

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    1. The eyeballs tasted good but definitely looked spooky! So pleased to have squeezed in a little Halloween baking - will have to make up for it next year!

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  10. Very effective and very spooky!

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  11. Ros, these are so great! I love the eyeball ones. What great Halloween bakes!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad I managed to make something for Halloween!

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