Wednesday 22 October 2014

Halloween Cupcakes

It's been a while since I've baked, and I've realised that I am actually really missing it. Baking and decorating is something I love doing; it's like therapy. Only with lots of washing up afterwards. That's the bit I always wish I could miss out on.

Witches Hat cupcake
Anyhow, this post is really just a little update and reminder for me. I'm getting excited about half term you see, and the thought of being able to do some baking with my girls again. They are actually pretty good at the cake mixing bit, and they love decorating as much as I do.

I'll gloss over the fact that they never want to follow my instructions when decorating, and that they just want to chuck as many decorations on as possible whilst eating fistfuls at the same time, and that they obviously don't want to help with the washing up (but that bit I am definitely working on this half term). With my rose coloured specs on, baking with my girls is fun with a capital F.

Half term brings Halloween of course, and as Sophie has insisted on a small impromptu party at home whilst her big sister is out at someone else's, I've had to rally the (very obliging) troups and have borrowed a couple of minors to keep her happy help me out on the 31st.

Mummy cupcakes
They don't know it yet, but part of my party plan is to decorate some cupcakes for them to take home. 

As Sophie no doubt has other ideas of what will happen at the party (huh, whose party does she think it is exactly?!), I'm going to have to get some of this prepared beforehand (here's one I made earlier) so that the girls know exactly what is expected and they don't go off-piste too much or decide they'd rather have sweetie cakes. 

Of course I love borrowing other people's children for organised parties, as they do pretty much tend to stick to the rules, unlike my two. So whilst Sophie might be shouting at them from the next room for yet another round of Spooky Statues, I know that the visitors will listen to me and produce something lovely to take home (she says, hopefully).

So without further ado, here are some of the Halloween cupcake designs which I've made in previous years, and to those I am adding a couple more new ones to the repertoire. We are going to have some spooky FUN!!

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Spider Cupcakes

Spooky Eye and Tombstone Cupcakes

Cobweb, Pumpkin and Ghouls Cupcakes
Ghost cupcakes (these need a bit more practise!)
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