Halloween inspired cupcakes!

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As it's Halloween in less than 2 days I decided to make some Halloween inspired cupcakes! I've been wanting to post a baking blog post for a while now so this felt like the perfect time! 

I'm definitely someone who enjoys creating blog posts based around themes and certain times of year here are a couple of other theme related blog posts you can check out.

Valentine's Day Hot Chocolate

So here is everything you will need to make Halloween cupcakes, perfect for party's or just personal enjoyment! (based on a recipe from BBC Good Food)

What you need
110g softened butter, caster sugar & self-raising flour
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp milk

140g butter (softened)
280g icing sugar
1-2 tbsp milk
orange & black food colouring

What to do...
Preheat the oven to 180°c (gas 4) and grease and line a baking tray with 12 muffin cases

cream together the butter and sugar until pale

add in the eggs and vanilla extract and beat the mixture

fold in the flour adding a little milk if needed, spoon the mixture into the cases until half full

bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden, set aside the cakes on a cooling rack for 10 minutes until cool this ensures that the icing doesn't melt once added to the cake

for the icing, beat the icing sugar and butter together in a bowl until soft, add some milk if necessary

separate the icing into 3 bowls and add the orange food colouring to one bowl, and the black food colouring into another

mix until the icing and colouring are well combined

spoon the icing into a piping bag of your choice and pipe the icing in a circle motion onto the cupcakes


Decorate the cupcakes how you choose!


cupcakes


Ghost - melted and cooled white chocolate in the shape of a circle and covered in icing with edible silver balls for the eyes
Spider Web - Black buttercream icing with yellow icing detail for the web (cause I didn't have any white left!)
Pumpkin - Orange buttercream icing for the pumpkin, rainbow popping candy and green icing for the stalk
Skull -  white buttercream icing, skull detail and red icing for the blood

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