Thursday, October 25, 2012

halloween themed cupcakes

Double Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes

Cupcakes are always a big hit around our house - and I like to theme them with holidays if I can. Last year I came across a blog post about spooky spiderweb cupcakes (Definitely Not Martha - one of my favorite blogs to read - I won't try 98% of her meal ideas because I am nowhere near as talented - but I like reading about them. My favorite chocolate cake recipe I got from one of her posts)

I absolutely fell in love with the chocolate cake recipe she is talking about in her post - however, I was short on time so I used a box. I attempted the icing recipe she used, and it was a big fail; instead I used the standard buttercream recipe that I generally make (from the pillsbury cookbook - 3/4 softened butter, 4 cups of icing sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 2-4tbsp milk)

I made one pan of mini cupcakes and one pan of regular sized cupcakes. For the spider webs, I used a piping bag with the finest round tip that I had - once they were piped, I put them in the fridge to set - I did have trouble with some of them breaking - but I am still happy with how they turned out, and the kids loved them!

mini halloween cupcakes


  1. Love the spider webs. So creative!

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

  2. Spooktacular!!! Had to say it. What a fun addition to a cupcake.

  3. Festive and very cute! I love it.

  4. OMG I love these, I'm a total cupcake maker. It's my specialty! These are super cute, I especially love the spider web, so creative.

  5. Adorable!!! I <3 your web topper:) Pinned

  6. The ones that break are not a bad thing - you get to eat those!

  7. Super cool! I may have to try these! Thanks for linking up!


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