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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Halloween Cupcakes!- Food

Hey guys!
So at the weekend me and my brother made some Halloween themed cupcakes. Personally I think they turned out really well.( Which is always a good thing!) I would really recommend these cupcakes for Halloween parties as they just look amazing! The recipe is super easy so if your wanting the recipe, keep reading! The main flavour is lemon but it also has a sprinkle of cinnamon. In fact I'm sitting here writing this now eating one of the cupcakes!

Halloween Cupcakes Recipe: (This recipe is from the book "1000 cupcakes recipes")

You will need:
110g of self raising flour, sifted
110g caster sugar
110g butter
2 Eggs
1 lemon, juiced and  zest

220g ready to roll fondant icing
orange and green food colouring
100g butter softened
200g cups icing sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

First you need to preheat your oven to 190c and line a cupcake tin with 12 cases.

Add your flour, sugar, butter, eggs and lemon juice and zest and whisk together till it blends together.

Divide between the cases and and bake for 15-20 minutes. Once out of the oven leave them to cool.

Keep a bit of your icing for the stalks of the pumpkins and then dye the rest of your fondant icing orange.

 Divide your icing in to 12 pieces and roll into 12 balls.

Then I got the back of a knife and just put it in to the icing both ways to make room for the stalk of the pumpkin to go on to.

Then dye the rest of your left over icing and dye it green. Roll the icing into cones and put on to the top of the pumpkins by dipping the icing in to water.

Then beat your butter in a smaller bowl and then whisk in your sugar and lemon juice.

Spoon  half of your mixture into a piping bag and pipe a circular kind of blob onto the centre of the cake. Leave yourself a fair amount left over for the next part.

You need to dye the rest of your buttercream orange and then pipe that around the sided of the cake in the shape of teardrops as shown on my cake above. It's hard to explain when writing this so if you are stuck then your best option is to look it up.

Once the icing is complete sprinkle a tiny amount of cinnamon on top of the icing in the center and then place your pumpkin on top of that!

Like I said super easy but it does take quite a long time depending on how quickly you work!
I got all the ingredients from Tesco if you didn't know where to find them.

                                                Please let me know in the comments if you tried these!
                                                          Hope you enjoyed!

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