Ghoulish glow in the dark cupcakes by foodsnots.com
If you’re planning a party for Halloween, some of the most fun you can have is spent baking ghoulishly good cupcakes. Everyone loves a cupcake and they are a perfect recipe idea for Halloween get-togethers; whether you’re baking for a kids’ party or a booze-filled bash.
Take a look at some of the Halloween cupcake (and cookie) ideas I’ve found on good old Pinterest – some might look scary, but I bet they’re devilishly delicious.
Last year’s Cakebook Britain
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A country made out of cake. Once you think about how awesome that sounds you begin to ask: “How does that work?” Well, let me tell you.
Strawberries and cream on Henman Hill. Or is it Murrray’s Mound?
Credit: CC/Jeremy Weate
Every June brings the pinnacle in grass-court Grand Slam tennis action to UK shores with the Wimbledon Championships, and with it hundreds of mentions of strawberries and cream.
Now, I would never turn down a delicious bowl of fresh, sweet strawberries and British cream – who would?! – but running a blog half-dedicated to the amazing food that is cake, I can’t help thinking tennis fans should be eating something a little bit more interesting than the traditional fruit and dairy fare.
I was really looking forward to making these before the Easter weekend. Originally I was going to make Nigella’s Easter egg nest cake but didn’t make it to the shops in time to get all the ingredients, so I used what was already in the cupboard.
I made a mix of vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing and good old chocolate cornflake cakes to be a little bit different, and also because I just couldn’t decide between the two! I think the contrast when arranged together looks pretty good on my new cake stand. Although my buttercream left a lot to be desired, I definitely need a lot more practice at piping!
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Black bottom cupcakes, with added strawberries!
I was given the Hummingbird Bakery recipe book when one of my old university housemates moved out and gave it to me. It was a gift from his mum as well, how sweet. So thank you Alex!
Anyway, I kept meaning to bake something from the book because literally every recipe in it looks amazing. The recipe for black bottom cupcakes caught my eye though. The combination of deeply dark chocolate cupcake and vanilla cheesecake baked into one just has to be tried.
So I gave it a go and I was more than pleased with the results. They were scrumptious!