31 Oct 2013

Ghost cupcakes - Happy Halloween!


It's now well into the final witching hours of the day, but I just wanted to share with you my little Halloween baking effort - ghostly chocolate cupcakes...

I made regular chocolate cupcakes and topped them with a rather indulgent chocolate ganache type frosting made from milk and dark chocolate chips, single cream, icing sugar, soft cheese (Philadelphia or similar) and butter - this stuff is dangerously tasty.

The ghosts are regular vanilla frosting made with icing sugar, soft cheese, butter and vanilla essence, but to get the frosting really white - the butter usually makes it pale yellow - I added something called super duper white, and it worked really well to get a nice white ghost colour.

I haphazardly splodged the ghosts on with a piping bag and added chocolate chip eyes.  Each one came out a little different and has a bit of his own personality, well that's my excuse for my lack of icing technique anyway :)  Happy Halloween!

For those who wanted the recipe this is the one I've been using for years for cupcakes and frosting.

14 comments:

  1. The look so good!! I thought the ghosts were made of meringue at first but the frosting sounds delicious.xx

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  2. Those look so good! It would be dangerous for me to make those as I'd end up eating them all! xx

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  3. The little ghosts look so cute! :D

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  4. Ah they're so cute :D
    Such a creative way to make the ghosts too, I thought they were meringue at first which I don't like, but this - this I could try and enjoy :D
    Even if it isn't Halloween, I'll still make them :D

    Juyey xx

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  5. So cute! Lol. I think we can follow the same concept in December and make snowman cupcakes. ;-)

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  6. Would you be able to give the exact recipe so I can attempt to make them please?

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    1. This is the recipe I always follow for cupcakes - it has the cake and frosting guidelines for all of the flavours - http://www.exacteditions.com/browsePages.do?issue=35854&size=3&pageLabel=92

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  7. They look delicious.... Chocolate is often missed out on Halloween apart from trick or treating!

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