Halloween Cupcakes

The lovely people over at Silver Spoon sent me some Cakecraft products and what better way to use them than baking gorgeous little Halloween cupcakes.  The children had a great time baking these and an even better time decorating them!

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What you need: (makes 12)

  • 4oz unsalted butter
  • 4oz caster sugar
  • 4oz self raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavouring
  • 2 tbs milk
  • jam (what ever flavour you like)
  • a selection of Silverspoon Cakecraft decorations – we used black, red and green food colouring and red and black designer icing and ready to roll white icing

What to do:

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl
  2. Beat the eggs with the vanilla flavouring and add slowly to the butter and sugar mixture
  3. Add the flour and mix well
  4. Add the milk and mix well
  5. At this stage you could add a couple of drops of food colouring – after all Halloween is the best time of year for eating green food…
  6. Place one spoonful into each cake case (we use silicone cases)
  7. Place a dollop of chosen jam on top of the mixture then top up each cake case with the remaining cake mix
  8. Bake at 190C for approximately 12-15 minutes until cooked and golden brown
  9. Allow to cool thoroughly before decorating

To Decorate:

Pop the cakes from the cases and let your imagination (and particularly your children’s run free) – we opted for ghosts, eyeballs and spider webs

Ghosts – roll out white ready to roll icing, cut into a square and drape over the cup cake (use jam to get the icing to stick to the cake) – using designer icing in black pipe on the faces

Eyeballs – roll out white ready to roll icing, cut into circles and place on top of the cake, using food colouring dye some balls of icing coloured and cut into smaller circles for pupils and iris. Using red designer icing pipe on bloodshot veins

Spiderwebs – using black designer icing pipe onto the cake web shaped patterns – this would also be great on cookies.

With so many different colours and types of cakecraft available from Silverspoon it would be easy to create a whole host of ghouls and scary Halloween themed food.

Child Facts:

  • Activity lasts about 2 hours
  • Cleaning up lasts approximately 6 hours (depending obviously on how much control you have over your children’s behaviour)
  • Children loved to do this – it encourages their creativity, baking skills and for those a little obsessed with educational value – maths and english… (weighing, counting and descriptive words…)
  • Yes they are full of sugar and colours but – Halloween comes but once a year and if you can’t go OTT then when can you?
  • All the food colouring washed off hands, faces and luckily the clothes it landed on :)
  • Perfect little cupcakes for Halloween parties

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