By momaphet on October 18, 2010
Photo by momaphet
Photo by momaphet
"I'm posting this to share decorating ideas.Mine are far from decorating perfection but oh, so fun to make and eat. Decorating like this takes time - You are warned - but well worth the effort! You can make it much simpler by only make one or two designs. These were a huge hit at our work Halloween party and kids love them! Use your favorite cake and frosting recipes, your frosting must be soft enough to squeeze through a cone and tip but firm enought to hold it's shape. My frosting was a basic buttercream with a little egg white added for firmness - egg white powder will work too. The bright blue frosting lost some of it's shape due to mixing powdered food coloring with extra milk to avoid grainyness, this is one reason I suggest using gel or paste food color. I went throught the bulk candy section at the grocery store and picked out the items I thought most condusive to monsters and such - the assorted licorice candies are fabulous and slice up easily; sour strips make great tounges : ) , and I loved the yellow Runts for making horns and fangs! I had mini baking M&M 's on hand; they were a good size for eyes, but regular ones could work too. I was looking for the skinny string licorice but couldn't find any - it would be a nice additon as is edible glitter - Wilton makes it and you can find it at JoAnne's or Michael's, or where ever you buy your cake decorating supplies For frosting Decorating Tips - I used open star #18, plain round #7, a #68 leaf tip, Atteco 47 or 45 for the mummy, and a Wilton or Marpol 233/ Atteco 133 for the grass and some of the monsters . You may have similar tips but slightly different sizes. I make my own parchment cones, unless you do a lot of decorating and make your own to save money, it's much easier to buy the nice plastic bag cones. I always use couplers so I can change tips but you could make seperate cones for each tip. The Mummy and Worm Cupcakes are the easiest and take the least amount of time to make. The spiders are the messiest and most time consuming. If I were to do this assortment again I would prep for the decorating ahead of time - slicing licorice candies for eyes, cutting sour tounges, dipping the spiders etc., and bake the cupcakes the day before. Doing everthing at once took hours."
Serving Size: 1 (1 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I just HAD to make the mummy cupcakes, as they looked SO cute...and as DS was having a Halloween/Birthday party it seemed appropriate.
I did cheat somewhat though, and instead of using frosting I used royal icing, rolled very thinly, and then cut into strips and layered onto the cupcake, bandage style.
It actually worked really well, and didn't take too long either. The kids ( and the adults too for that matter) thought that they were fabulous.
Thanks so much for the fantastic idea. Made for PRMR."
"Took a cupcake decorating class where we made these designs, and they were a BIG hit! I particularly like the variety of monsters provided in this article. With a little practice, they are easy to do, and my husband and coworkers gobbled them up. SUCCESS. :D"
"I gotta tell ya...these mummys are adorable! I made them and brought them to work - what a hit! I used the store bought frosting, which turned out kinda shiny, so it didn't really look like cotton wrap, but people still got the idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity!"
"So so so cute can't wait to make those mummy's!!!"
"I love your profile and recipes! Do you have any short simple treats that could be made in like 5 minutes? I love those kinds of recipes!"