Monday, October 27, 2014

Spooky Treats

          Tis the Season for Ghosts and Ghouls... my favorite time of year.  With just under  1 week until Halloween, my husband and I are a bit behind in finding just the perfect costumes for our 7 year old Goblins.  It's not that we haven't tried or that we haven't stewed on it for a year... we just haven't found the perfect get-up for their first real trick-or-treating excursions. 


Even though the boys haven't been transformed yet, I have some perfect disguises for your ordinary cupcakes.  From Wacky Witches to Perfect Pumpkins, any boring  cupcake can be made extraordinary.   All you need is icing (buttercream is my favorite), food coloring, chocolate, candy, and some imagination.

Here is a fantastic Icing Recipe to get you started:

Butter Cream Icing Recipe3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk
(to make Chocolate... add 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder)

Pumpkin Cupcake                                                                   
White or Yellow Cupcakes
Orange Colored Buttercream  Icing
Orange Sugar or Sprinkles
Green Buttercream

1- Ice your cupcake with Orange Frosting
2- Cover with Sugar or Sprinkles
3- Use Pretzel as a Stem
4- Pipe leaves with Green Frosting

 If you need help with any of your Halloween Treats, don't hesitate to call on us... In the meanwhile, readers, I am calling on you... Costume ideas anyone?

Chef Heather
The Chocolate Mousse

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