Hello again! Since it is Halloween in only two days, I’ve got this recipe for you to make some last-minute spooky Halloween cupcakes. They are really quite easy to make, but they look great! I think that the green frosting with black bats on top looks really spooky, so that’s pretty much perfect! :)
As a base I’ve used a cupcake recipe by Mary Berry (because you just can’t go wrong with a little bit of Mary Berry ;) ), but to make these cupcakes Halloween themed I’ve added a couple of extra things to the recipe.
If you want to make these yourself, here’s the recipe:
Recipe – for 12 cupcakes
For the cupcakes
For the icing
The first thing you want to do is preheat the oven to 180°C and line a muffin tin with cupcake cases
For the cupcakes put all the cake ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk or a wooden spoon until smooth and well mixed.
Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases.
Bake the cupcakes in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until they are will risen and firm on top.
To let them cool transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack.
While the cupcakes are cooling, you can start making the icing. I used a KitchenAid for this, but you can also do this with a hand mixer.
Start by beating the butter until light and fluffy.
Add milk and vanilla extract
From this point you can slowly start adding your powdered sugar bit by bit.
Lastly add a couple of drops of food colouring and mix well to give the icing a lovely green colour.
When the cupcakes are completely cool pipe swirls of icing on top and star decorating.
To make the fondant bats, roll the fondant out flat and cut out little bats. I just freehanded this, but you can of course use a template or, if you have that, a bat shaped cookie cutter.
Place them on top of your cupcakes and finish of with some black sprinkles.
When you're finished they should look something like this:
I hope you liked this and let me know if you think these turned out good and if you might try to make them yourself!