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Halloween Cupcakes Part 2

Halloween Cupcakes Part 2

October 15, 2014
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It’s that time of year again! Costumes, candy, and parties. Last year, I gave you some ideas for Simple Halloween Cupcakes to Impress. I had so much fun writing it, I did it again! I’ve got four new cupcake ideas that don’t take all day to decorate and will be a hit with your gremlins and princesses.

 

Spider Webs

What you’ll need: 

 

  • Chocolate cupcakes 
  •  Chocolate frosting 
  • White chocolate chips 
  •  Plastic spiders

 

I started by putting melted white chocolate chips in a resealable plastic food bag and snipped the corner. Trace a spider web on a piece of parchment paper. Flip the parchment paper over and place on a cookie sheet. Go slowly and pipe frosting in the pattern of the web. Put the cookie sheet in the fridge until set, or about 30 minutes. Gently remove the webs with a metal spatula, and place them on chocolate frosted cupcakes. You may have to get creative when it comes to the spiders. I found some spider rings at a craft store, and simply cut off the spiders.

 

Frankenstein

What you’ll need:

 

  • Vanilla cupcakes
  • Vanilla buttercream frosting – colored orange 
  • Marshmallows 
  • Green melting chocolate (or white chocolate chips and green food coloring) 
  • Black frosting 
  • Black rope licorice

 

Start by “painting” the marshmallows green with the green tinted white chocolate. I found that using a small pastry brush worked the best. Paint the sides, allow them to set, and then paint the top – that way you always have something to hold on to. Use the black frosting to create the face, hair and bolts. Stick small pieces of black licorice into the bolts and allow to set. Place your finished Frankensteins on orange frosted cupcakes.

 

Bubbling Cauldrons 

What you’ll need:

 

  • Chocolate mini cupcakes 
  • Vanilla buttercream frosting – colored green 
  • Cotton candy (available at grocery stores in the candy aisle or Halloween section) 
  • Black rope licorice

Pipe green frosting on each cupcake using a star tip – the messier the better so your cauldron looks like it’s bubbling over! Top with a little bit of cotton candy and a piece of licorice for a handle.

 

Ghosts

What you’ll need:

 

  • Chocolate cupcakes (mini or regular) 
  • Chocolate frosting 
  • Vanilla buttercream frosting
  • Chocolate sprinkles

Frost the cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Pipe vanilla buttercream on the cupcakes in a cone shape (see photo above). Use chocolate sprinkles for eyes and mouth. Use tweezers to place the sprinkles.

 

Have fun, and Happy Halloween!

 

 

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