Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Halloween Cupcakes

In honour of all things scary and creepy we needed the cakes to send a shiver down the spine of anyone munching on them!  So hubbie got creative with the help of Lily Vanilli’s book “A Zombie Ate My Cupcake”.  With the party descending on us shortly, preparations needed to be under way.  Although the actual cake making will happen in earnest Wednesday morning, the design needed to be ready for mass production!  We do have at least eight hungry children attending, plus some parents (and my healthy appetite for all things cake!).

This is how he made these beauties:

Firstly follow a Halloween cupcakes recipe

Then make up some butter icing

Then for the detailing

Use marzipan for the worms and pink food colouring (use a knife to mark out the wormy sections!)

The eyes are uncoloured marzipan, blue icing and black icing

But if you’re not lucky enough to have such an illustrative book (with even Zombie hands cake included!!!) then you can of course scour the Internet for inspiration.  Halloween baking recipes are all over the place but if you know where to go you can find some works of genius.

My hubbie is so good at baking even the creepy eyes and pink worms would not put me off eating his Halloween cupcakes!  I would just chuck it in whole and then concentrate on the taste…

I wonder what other Halloween recipes I can give him a nudge to reproduce before Halloween, perhaps I should pretend to be displeased with the finished result, so he goes back to the drawing board and I get to eat more tester cakes (hmmm now I could be on to something!).  I think batch two will require some red food colouring off the eye ball to make it more dramatic!

The boys will be so excited to see these in the morning... I wonder if hubbie will try and convince them that they are real garden worms when he gobbles one down in front of them!


  1. i have that book its very good i made the hearts last year

  2. ooh these look great. x

  3. WOW they are amazing! What a great idea xx