Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Yummy Mummy Halloween Cupcakes

I made these for a YW activity, and they were so fun for Halloween! In all, they took about 2 hours.

1. Make cupcakes
(I used a Devil's Food Cake mix. One box makes 2 doz cupcakes.)

2. Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
(I used the store-bought. It tastes good, and you are not going to see it, so don't spend the time with homeade buttercream frosting! One can will frost 2 doz cupcakes.)

3. Make Buttercream frosting (1 batch per 2 doz cupcakes.)

Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 cup solid white vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon Clear Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approx. 1 lb.)
  • 2 tablespoons milk or water
  • Yield: 3 cups icing.
Frosting Directions:

    • Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer.
    • Add vanilla.
    • Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed.
    • Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.
    • Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
    • Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use for long periods of time.
    • Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks.
    • Rewhip before using.
    4. For Mummy's Bandages, pipe long bands using smooth side of Basketweave Decorating Tip 47. Leave a small gap in center for eyes. (If you don't have a cake decorating bag, large ziploc bags will also work!)

    5. For eyes, tint 1/4 cup white icing with Golden Yellow Icing Color and pipe two balls in center gap using Round Decorating Tip 8. Use a small amount of icing tinted with Black Icing Color to pipe pupils with Round Decorating Tip

    Enjoy!

    1 comment:

    Lindsey & Ben said...

    Those are totally cute! I am going to make those for my little Beehives for Sunday!!! Thanks!!!