Halloween is around the corner, and my kids already got themselves into the spirit of this season. Let’s face it, it is much fun after all, and I was happy to make them these cupcakes last week.
It is vanilla with white chocolate chunks, and white chocolate ganache icing with few drops of violet food colour.
The cats came from a Halloween cupcake kit along with the baking cases.
Tomorrow is Halloween, Boo Hoooo! My kids are so waiting for this every year! They love to dress up and go Trick or Treat. Me? Not so much. Way too many sweets……
I made carrot cupcakes for this occasion. I use my same recipe to bake this which you can find in my archive, but this time I didn’t put Pecan nuts, but Brazilian nuts for a change.
To make the frosting I whipped the double cream and slowly I add few spoons of liquid Alphonso Mango coulis to it.
The cupcake toppings are NOT edible 🙂 They are plastic sculls, but if I would have a silicone scull mould I would have made few myself.
The cupcake wrappers are once again made by me from cardboard paper.
My kids where waiting for Halloween to go on trick or treat especially my daughter, but sadly we won’t do it as they got a virus and the doctor said we shouldn’t go in public because it is contaminating. What are the chances?! Halloween is once a year and they got ill on that week!
We did some dressing up and they painted Halloween ceramics and I baked some cupcakes all in the spirit of Halloween.
For this occasion I baked a batch of vanilla cupcakes -which once again has proved to be a perfect base as it is plain but delicious and easy to make.
The frosting is made from white chocolate ganache with chestnut puree. When I use chestnut puree in a recipe I usually just whip it with double cream, but this time I made a white chocolate ganache first (the previous day) and then whipped up together. Very good and dense!
My Halloween Baby in her scary costume 🙂
After I made my witches from sugarpaste I realized they are too big to fit on a cupcake…Well, doesn’t matter really, I baked a chocolate cake and put them on top. Me and the kids went to a friend’s house for a Halloween party and we took the cake to share with our friends.
I filled the cake with orange flavor chocolate cream, it was light and delicious. Originally I meant to cover this cake with yellow marzipan but taking it out from the box I was very disappointed to see that it wasn’t yellow at all! So I covered the cake with it anyway but I also mixed some white sugarpaste with little black sugarpaste to make this grey color.
For the cupcakes I used Halloween themed stickers. My daughter helped me put them on a stick and that’s how we made these easy cupcake toppers.
Not yet Halloween, I know, I know…. Still I’m totally excited this year to start on working on Halloween themed cupcake decorations! In the meantime I thought I’ ll bring my cupcakes from last year maybe I can inspire someone 🙂
I will definitely make those black cats this year too because they are just super cute and of course my daughter loves them! I will also try to make a Witch, lets see if I can, I will definitely challenge myself 🙂
I used two kind of cream for frosting these cupcakes, the orange is made from Orange Chocolate Buttons (melted in heavy cream), the brown is Milk Chocolate in Heavy Cream.