Saturday 6 October 2012

Halloween Cupcakes

As it is nearly halloween I thought I would add a recipe and a few ideas for some fun halloween cupcakes.

I have just given a basic recipe and some ideas for toppings but i am sure that you are more creative than me!

Halloween Cupcakes
Halloween Cupcakes
Halloween Cupcakes
Halloween Cupcakes
Halloween Cupcakes
Halloween Cupcakes
Halloween Cupcakes
Halloween Cupcakes
Watch a video of how to make this cake and decorate them:

Ingredients for the cupcakes
120g unsalted butter at room temperature 
400g caster sugar
360g plain flour
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
350ml milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for the buttercream

100g unsalted butter at room temperature 
200g icing sugar
2 tablespoons boiling water
food colouring as required

Other ingredients
fondant icing
piping icing
anything else you want to use to be creative!

Equipment Required
large bowl
electric mixer
cupcake cases
cupcake tin

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees centigrade (or 360 fahrenheit or gas mark 5).  First mix together the butter, caster sugar, flour, salt and baking powder with an electric mixer until it is a breadcrumb type consistency.  Add the eggs into the milk with the vanilla essence and lightly whisk together in a separate bowl. Add about three-quarters of this to the breadcrumb mixture and beat together and then add the rest of the milk mixture and mix until a smooth batter.

Put the cupcake cased into the bun tin and fill about two-thirds full with the mixture.

Bake in the oven for around 15-20 minutes (not on the fan setting) unit springy to the touch and starting to lightly brown. 

Leave them to cool for a few minutes in the tin and then put on a cooling rack to cool completely before adding any topping. 

To make the buttercream first beat the butter with an electric mixer to soften. Then add the icing sugar and boiling water and carefully mix together until creamy and smooth.  Split between bowls to add different colours as required.

Please see the video for ideas of how to decorate using simple approaches that you can get the kids to help you with. The decoration approaches are:
(1) Creating a spiderweb with buttercream icing and piping icing.
(2) Using fondant icing to create words and pictures.
(3) Piping words onto the buttercream icing.

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