BOO! Did I scare you?

October 13, 2008 at 5:14 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I love Hallowe’en. I do, I do, I do! One of my favourite things about Hallowe’en is dressing up. Since we people get all the fun of costumes I thought cupcakes should deserve the fun too. I mean, I am all for equality. I also really like candy corn and Hallowe’en is nothing without candy corn. So I looked up a recipe for candy corn. I tried to take the flavour of that deliciousness and put it in a cupcake. Now, the cupcake didn’t taste exactly like candy corn but it was amazing. It was crispy on the outside, light on the inside and not too sweet. Hubby was very surprised about how good it turned out and scarfed it down.

Try Cuppycakes in Disguise and you will be pleasantly surprised!

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Oooooo
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Surprise!! There’s a cupcake inside!!

Ingredients for Cupcakes

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup white corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cup cake and pastry flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Ingredients for Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 4 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

What is required for decorating

  • waffle bowls
  • 1 pkg (225g) white chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs butter
  • icing colours (black, red, yellow, blue, green)
  • Paint brush

Prepare Cupcakes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Take another bowl and blend sugar and butter. Add corn syrup, honey , milk and vanilla and then blend. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.

Liberally oil a cupcake pan and fill with batter. Cook for 18-23 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

Let cupcakes cool.

Prepare Buttercream Frosting
Blend confectioners sugar and butter together by slowly adding the sugar. If frosting gets too stiff add some milk. Dye frosting orange by mixing together red and yellow icing colours.

Assembling cupcakes
Melt white chocolate chips and a tablespoon of butter over a double boiler. Take the pot off the heat source and then dip waffle bowls in the chocolate one by one. Spread the chocolate evenly over the waffle bowl with a pastry brush (preferably silicon). Place waffle bowls on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Transfer baking sheet into the fridge so that chocolate hardens (about 2 hours).

Take cupcake and turn it upside down. Ice them liberally and place them in the fridge to harden.

Once the chocolate is hardened take the waffle bowl out of the fridge. With a paint brush and black icing colours create ghost faces.

Paint phrases on the cupcakes with a paint brush.

Place waffle bowls on the cupcakes and voila–cupcakes in disguise.

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Uh-oh….one cupcake didn’t make it….
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I think the ghostbusters got this one … mmm

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  1. These are so cute!! How creative! I made cupcakes for Halloween as well, but not all of mine turned out as great as these 🙂


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