29 October 2012

Fun and Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween is such a fun time and not just for the kids but for us grown ups too! My son just loves to get dressed up for Halloween and he usually plans his scary costume many months in advance. With Halloween on our doorstep here is some Fun and Easy Halloween Cupcakes you can make. They are a great treat for your trick or treaters or a nice addition at your Halloween party and the best part is that they are so easy to make.



Simple Halloween Cupcakes

1/2 cup white Sugar
1/3 cup soft Unsalted Butter
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cups Self Raising Flour
1/2 cup Milk

Cream the Butter and Sugar together till light and fluffy. Beat in the Eggs and stir in the Vanilla.
Add the Flour to the mixture and mix well. Stir in Milk and beat till smooth.

Spoon half of the cupcake mixture into another bowl - add pink or blue (blue in my case) food colouring to half the mixture. Spoon blue mixture into cupcake liners and then top with vanilla mixture.

Bake for 15-20 mins at 180 degrees Celsius, until a test pin comes out clean.

Makes 12 cupcakes


To Decorate

You Need:

You need a small amount of white and black fondant or sugarpaste.
Edible ink pens.
Piping bags with white, orange and red frosting.
Halloween cake confetti


Make small spiders out of the black fondant.
Make some eye balls from the white and black.
Frost cupcakes in different colours. Decorate as scary or fun as you can. Make some mummy cupcakes, some scary bloody eyeballs and add some fondant spiders.

Happy Halloween!

23 October 2012

Easy Halloween Witch Cake

I made this really easy, funny witch Halloween Cake a few years ago, so with Halloween just a few days away I thought I would share it.  It was one of my first tries with fondant, so it's just a proven fact that you don't have to be an expert to make  something really cool for Halloween.

Burried Witch Halloween Cake

The cake was a two layer chocolate cake (you can make your own from scratch or buy the box cakes). I made mine from scratch.

Ice the bottom layer with some chocolate frosting (again here you can make your own buttercream frosting or you use store brought ones) you can also use chocolate fudge or similar. Once the bottom is covered in frosting, take the top layer and crumble it onto the bottom layer. Make some large and smaller pieces. It should look like dirt! Make sure they stick to the frosting.

I then made a witches hat from some purple fondant, some arms and legs from the green fondant and hands and shoes from the yellow. I placed it on the cake so that it looks like the witch is burried alive!

I sprinkled the cake with some cocoa powder (you can also use hot choccolate powder) to make the dirt look more real. Lastly I added some candy pumpkins just for fun!

And there you have it, a Halloween Cake to die for.......

Witch Halloween Cake