I must have offended the blogger spirits over the weekend, but all is well now as I finally succeeded in uploading all these pictures today. As you may already know, I made some pumpkin cupcakes over the weekend, and the recipe I used made 36 cupcakes which was perfect for a group of mom's get-together. As I wasn't very creative at 4 am that particular morning, I simply stuck with a few simple frosting designs for the cupcakes, and here's the results. The kids enjoyed them too.
The wiggly ghosts were fun to make with a round tip filled with white frosting.
When the kids woke up, they helped put the eyes on the ghosts and the spiders.
The eyeballs were simply gummy candy I have in the pantry with chocolate chip in the center. Then lots of squiggly red frosting for the red-eye. The bats and cat below were last minute addition from the kids.
It's not my best work, but I had fun decorating them. Which one do you like best?
Here's some more halloween cupcakes from last year at this link.
I used Wilton's frosting/icing recipe:
1 cup solid white vegetable (no trans-fat) shortening
1 lb pure can confectioner's sugar (approx 4 cups)
1 tbs wilton Meringue Powder
a pinch of salt
1 tsp Flavoring (used vanilla)
1-2 tbs water
Cream shortening, flavoring and water. Sift confectioner's sugar and add it with the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix over medium speed til blended and creamy.
This makes a stiff consistency.
For medium consistency: add 1 additional tsp of water to a cup of stiff consistency frosting/icing to achieve that.
For thin consistency: add 2 tsp of water to a cup of stiff consistency frosting/icing.