Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bloody Shattered Glass Cupcakes

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You know that one person that gets way too excited about Halloween? I'M THAT PERSON. Give me all the candy corn, costumes, and jack-o-lanterns! I've always made cute holiday-themed desserts, but this time I wanted to try something a little creepy.

This edible glass is one of the easiest cupcake decorations I've ever made. As you'll see below, I just mixed two ingredients together and heated it in the microwave. I also had this Wilton red food gel on hand and it made for the perfect blood!

Shattered Glass Cupcakes
For the chocolate cupcakes
  • 3/4 cup (95 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (42 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (200 grams)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted Challenge butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
For the vanilla frosting
  • 1 cup unsalted Challenge butter softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar (630 grams)
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
For the shattered glass
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200 grams)
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
For the chocolate cupcakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a  cupcake/muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in large bowl; set aside.
  3. Mix eggs, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla in medium bowl; slowly add to dry ingredients. Add milk and stir until just combined.
  4. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full; bake for 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool before frosting.
For the vanilla frosting
  1. Cream softened butter on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat with mixer until combined.
  2. Add heavy cream, vanilla, and salt, and beat for about 3 minutes. Frost cupcakes.
For the shattered glass
  1. Lay sheet of wax paper on baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray; set aside
  2. Combine sugar and corn syrup in microwave safe bowl
  3. Seal bowl with plastic wrap and heat in microwave for 2 minutes
  4. Remove from microwave, discard plastic wrap, and stir.
  5. Seal bowl with plastic wrap again and heat in microwave for two minutes
  6. Remove plastic wrap from bowl and pour boiling mixture onto wax paper. Careful, it will be hot.
  7. Let harden for 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Shatter edible glass with knife into 1-inch size pieces. Stick shattered glass in frosting as decorations. Use red decorating gel or food coloring to create a blood-looking effect on the frosting.
Chocolate cupcake recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction

Here are a few other examples of cute Halloween cupcakes!


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