I’m just loving all the Halloween baking that I have seen on Pinterest and on various blogs. All you bloggers and bakers are so creative in your Halloween Cupcake, cookies and cake designs and I take inspiration from that. Halloween is a great time to bring out the creative baker in all of us and I said “Challenge accepted.”
As most of you readers know, I mainly post recipes for dinners, main dishes and sides with a few breakfast items on occasion. I have been taking my kitchen adventures to a new level by making more treats and desserts lately. After all, it’s the holiday season just around the corner and I want to jump on the Christmas treat bandwagon. And hubby has a HUGE sweet tooth and has promised me he will eat all my mistakes.
The other night I started of by baking up some spooky, cute and hopefully creative Halloween Cupcakes. The first ones I made were my “Bloody Mummy Halloween Cupcakes.”
I started with a red velvet cupcake mix (yes, I do use boxed mixes on occasion) from the Vintage Bakeshop. I decided on red velvet since I didn’t want chocolate, but I thought making a mummy on a white cake would make it all blend too much together. After they were done, I filled a pastry bag with white cream cheese frosting and attached a smooth basket weave decorator tip and frosted the mummy’s by gliding the frosting back and forth to make his cloth strips. After attaching edible google eyes, I felt he needed more. So, I got out my red food coloring and dripped it on the mummy. I think he’s much more spooky with the “blood” don’t you?
For my kitty cat cupcakes, inspired by my jet black cat Ace, I thought black fur, eyes, whiskers and candy corn ears.
Well, the cats face isn’t quite what I had envisioned in my head, but that happens occasionally to us doesn’t it? I started with red velvet cupcakes again and used a Wilton #233 multi opening tip to make it’s fur. I mixed a black gel food coloring with chocolate frosting to use as fur. Using the multi opening tip takes some practice (and patience) but it looked ok….. well, the fur looked matted, lol. After applying eyes, ears and frosting whiskers, I think my cats look a bit demented. I now call these my “Twisted Whiskers Halloween Cupcakes.”
So there you have it…. my Halloween cupcakes all decorated and ready to eat! What is your favorite Halloween treat? Do you enjoy cupcakes, candy apples or cake? Leave a comment below letting me know.