Spooky Halloween Cupcakes
200 g butter softened
200 g caster sugar
1.5 teaspoons of vanilla essence
3 large eggs beaten
200 g self raising flour
For the cupcake glaze
4 tablespoons Monin Rose Syrup
For the cupcake decorations
Sheet of pre-rolled white icing
100 g icing – sieved
Black food colouring paste
- Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4 and line a cupcake baking tray with cupcake cases.
- Add the butter, sugar and vanilla essence to a food mixer and beat until pale and smooth, and the sugar granules have disappeared.
- One by one add the eggs, scraping the bowl down after each addition, until the eggs and the butter and sugar mixture are fully combined. As you are adding the eggs, if the mixture starts to look lumpy or separated, just add a spoonful of the flour and mix slowly to combat the lumps.
- Next add the flour slowly and mix gently until combined.
- Add to the cupcake cases I use an ice cream scoop for equal measurements and baking consistency and it works really well.
- Bake in the oven for 35 – 40 minutes, and then remove and turn out to a wire rack.
- While the cupcakes are still warm take a skewer and spear through the top of the cupcakes. Next take a pastry brush, dip it into the Monin Rose Syrup and brush the syrup onto the top of the cupcakes to feed the syrup into the holes.
- It should be enough that the cupcakes absorb the syrup without getting soggy, and I found that 4 tablespoons was just enough for these 24 cupcakes.
- Once the cupcakes have cooled completely you can decorate them with the sheet icing which you cut out into circles, by securing with a little brushed water to stick to the cupcakes.
- Pipe on the ‘Jack Skellington’ faces, and any candy decorative eyes then add a little edible glitter to finish. (I love a bit of sparkle!)
- I found some great decorations at TKMaxx to put around the cupcakes to decorate, they were the best ones I have seen this year! What do you think of these great liquorice skulls and pumpkin marshmallows?
If you are looking for some fun and free templates for your pumpkin carving, then why not head over to the Camping Insider Website where there are 10 different designs to choose from.
They are easy to download and with 10 designs there is plenty of choice to have some fun carving pumpkins.
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