Jaciinta is am a SAHM mum with 3 children who used to be a teacher. She now spends her time as a freelance writer, blogger at Jacintaz3 and she is also writing her own children’s book. Here, she shares her recipes for Halloween Cupcakes.
Halloween calls for some scary treats and the children have been on about making some monster Halloween cakes.
Now I am not really that great with decorating cakes etc but decided to give it a try.
So on Sunday, we got together to make these interesting Halloween treats (a little early, I know but as my daughter says, we want to be perfect for Halloween)
I really didn’t know what exactly we were going to be trying out but we had the word ‘ghost’ in mind.
So we made some cupcakes and then took it from there –
For the cupcakes
4 oz self raising flour
4 oz butter
4 oz caster sugar
A dash of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
For the decoration
250 grams of ready to roll fondant icing (for the ghost cakes)
Chocolate Buttercream (mix together 50 grams of butter, 50 grams of sugar, 1 tablespoon of milk and 2 tablespoons of cocoa)
Cream the butter and sugar.
Sift the flour into the batter bowl and add the beaten eggs.
Add the milk and the vanilla essence and mix to a smooth batter.
Pre heat the oven to 180˚
Ready a muffin tin with cases and spoon in a little of the mixture into each. It should be less than half filled as it will rise quite a bit.
Bake for about 20 -25 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Ghost cakes –
Frost the cupcake with the buttercream
Add a marshmallow on the top
Roll fondant into a small ball and place on the top of the marshmallow.
Roll out fondant into a 10 cm circle and drape over the cake.
Add two chocolate chips for the eyes.
Zombie cakes –
Add some butter cream on the top of the cake.
Then add the crushed chocolate biscuits.
Cut out hand shapes with a paring knife in the fondant.
Stick the zombie hand into the butter cream. (I propped it up with a piece of biscuit)
Frost the fairy cake.
Add the mini marshmallows and then add chocolate chips for eyes.
Cut out long teeth shapes in the fondant and add to make a spooky cake.
The children enjoyed making them with me and they also wanted some in their lunch boxes the next day.