31 October 2013

Life | Halloween Cupcakes

Happy Halloween everyone! I know not everyone buys into the 'holiday' but my family for one is a big fun. It's just a load of fun. This evening we will be sat watching a series of halloween based films (usually Hocus Pocus) whilst my Dad opens the door as a skeleton to kids and Adam goes round the side gate as a wolf...
On Sunday Adam and I decided to make some cakes and pop our own Halloween spin on them.. So here is what you need!
For 20 cakes:
3 medium eggs
6 oz self raising flour
6 oz butter
6 oz caster sugar
chocolate chips
icing tubes in black and white

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (not fan assisted). Mix together the sugar and butter like so...

Then mix in the 3 eggs and gradually seize in the flour. Mix until it creates a creamy mix... Then add as many chocolate chips as you like! Of course you can pop whatever you like it such as raisons, cranberries etc but let's face it. Chocolate. Hello?!

(tshirt: topshop | cardigan: tesco | jeans: topshop)

Grab some halloween based cake cases and pop into a cake tray. Mine takes 12 at a time so I had to do it in two batches...

If like me you need two batches, pop the first batch in for 20 minutes, the second for around 15 minutes. If you only have one batch (or two trays) just pop them in for 20 minutes. Then let them cool for at least half an hour.

Adam and I then decided to decorate our cakes - 10 each - and see whose came out on top. We used black and white icing, ready made and in a tube with different nozzles. You can make your own icing and icing bag, but for around £2 each you can get them for Sainsburys. Much easier!

Our independant adjuidicators (my grandparents) voted for the winning cakes... Now I have to say they did NOT know who decorated which ones (for Adam who thinks I cheated), but they chose me and my awesome bats as the winners! Although Adam's skull definitely gave me a run for my money.

These are so easy to make and the basic ingredients make it really easy to remember a fab base for normal cupcakes. I know it's a bit old school using oz but it's easy to remember... whatever eggs you use double it for the rest!

Whatever you're doing this halloween I hope you have a great time! I cannot wait to move out and host my own party - fun times!!

What are you doing for halloween?


1 comment

  1. These are spooktastic! The look yummy. I need to start doing more baking, always makes the house smell so good


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