These cupcakes are so simple, I really think I gave them their own post in order to have an opportunity to write about vampires and somehow incorporate Buffy into my baking. But in any event, as with the previous Halloween treats I posted, this is the simplest version of a theme. Depending on the amount of time you want to spend, you can get proportionally more elaborate than I did here.
|This is what I used.|
|Heat until the jam is thin.|
|I'm not trying to be spooky with this pic, I didn't realize the flash was on...|
Don't mind my messy table...
|My apartment was unseasonably hot, and my icing started to melt!|
And then when you cut it open, there is a nice amount of bloodiness in the cake:
In this particular cupcake, I managed to line up the bite puncture wounds perfectly with the jam in the cake. It looks cool, but it wasn't intentional, and isn't necessary. The only way anyone would notice is if they split the cupcake down the middle anyway.
- 1-7oz jar marshmallow cream2 tsp hot water
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 C shortening
- 1/3 C powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Dissolve the salt in the hot water and allow it to cool down to room temp
- Whip all ingredients except the salt water until fluffy
- Slowly add the salt water and whip well until fully combined and fluffy
- Add dye gel if desired