Are you ready for Halloween?!!!
With these incredibly easy Cupcake Decorations you will more than thrill any Trick-or-Treaters that come to your door.
For each cupcake, you will of course need cupcakes - homebaked from scratch, baked out of a box or shop bought, any will do. Check out my easy Vanilla Cupcake recipe without butter if you need a failsafe recipe.
Frost each cupcake with buttercream or frosting coloured with orange food colouring
Also, prepare some melted chocolate in a piping bag or zip-loc bag with the corner cut off.
These need no extra ingredients than those listed above.
First, on a piece of greaseproof paper, using the melted chocolate, pipe spiders webs, and spiders. This may take a few practice goes, but don't forget every spiders web is different and they're not always neat and tidy. To make it easier, you may want to draw some webs onto a piece of paper, which can be placed under the greaseproof and traced with the chocolate. Place the spiderswebs into the fridge for 10 minutes to set.
Once they are set they will peal easily from the greaseproof paper and can placed onto the cupcakes.
Extra ingredients: Marshmallows and Ready-to-Roll Fondant Icing
Place a marshmallow on top of the buttercream and put an extra blob of buttercream on top.
Roll the fondant to approximately 2mm, and cut a 3-4" disc with a pastry cutter (or freehand if you're feeling artistic).
Drape the fondant over the marshmallow
Finish by piping 2 eyes and a mouth with the melted chocolate
Extra ingredients: Chocolate Sprinkles and Malted Milk or Nice Biscuits
With the melted chocolate pipe RIP onto the reverse of the biscuits, and put them into the fridge for 10 minutes to set.
Cover the buttercream in chocolate sprinkles.
Once the chocolate on the biscuits has set, insert the biscuits into the buttercream to resemble gravestones.
So there you have it, 3 simple but very effective cupcake designs that are perfect for a scary Halloween party.
If you're looking for a flavour of cupcakes that's a little different. Why not try my Diet Coke Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting.