Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween 2012 - 3 recipes!!

Happy Halloween foodies. So glad you stopped by to glance your beady eyes on my ghoulish offerings. And you're wearing a costume, how kind... you make a lovely monster!!

This halloween I made a series of devilish treats for my guests and work mates.  They were dying to eat them...

First up we have some dirt cupcakes, which are topped with some rather sinister looking objects.

Halloween Oreo Cupcakes

Chocolate Oreos
Sugarpaste or rollable icing
1tbs Butter
1tbs Icing Sugar

  1. Make your cupcakes using the recipe linked above. 
  2. Split your Oreos and scrape off the chocolate filling into one bowl, and the biscuits into another.
  3. Crush Oreo biscuits into a fine crumb. I do this by putting the biscuits into a double bag and then rolling with a rolling pin.
  4. Add the butter and icing sugar to the chocolate from the Oreos and mix together to make a spread for the top of your cupcakes.
  5. Spread the mixture onto your cakes and then dip to coat in the fine Oreo crumbs.
  6. Make sugarpaste or royal icing toppers using food colouring and toothpicks to get your details. I made frankenstein, witches fingers, worms and gravestones.
I also made some Halloween themed cupcakes and shortbread for my work mates to enjoy, heres how...

Lemon & Honey Cupcakes 

Lemon Juice
Candy Corn (optional)

  1. Make your cupcakes using the recipe linked above. Add Lemon to the mix instead of Vanilla. Add to taste.
  2. Once cupcakes are out of the oven, top with a very small amount of honey while cupcakes are hot and allow to soak in.
  3. To make the buttercream, follow the instructions in the recipe linked above. Add Lemon to the mix instead of Vanilla. Add to taste. Add a very small amount of honey.
  4. Pipe onto your cooled cupcakes and top with a piece of candy corn. I got mine from American Soda

Cinnamon Spiced Shortbread

This is a really simple recipe to make and have in the freezer ready to bake for unexpected christmas guests. You can store it for up to a month in the freezer without losing any flavour.

2tsp Cinnamon

  1. Make the simple shortbread dough using the recipe linked above. Add the cinnamon to the dough instead of vanilla. You can add other spices such as nutmeg, all spice, apple pie spice or pumpkin spice.
  2. I rolled my dough into sausage shapes and refrigerated them overnight. 
  3. I then cut into discs and pricked with a fork to stop the biscuits spreading while cooking.
  4. Cook as per the instructions.
  5. Once cooked, dust with icing sugar as per the instructions.

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  1. Hi Nicola! Sorry if this comment is a bit unrelated, but... I've heard your a professional designer and I would be interested in a header or blog design of your making... Unfortunately, I can't bake cupcakes or make pillows but I can offer... a pair of handmade earings? :D

  2. God. No. I have written 'your' instead of 'you're'? I'm ashamed. And should be axed.

    I haven't found anything in my inbox, but I'm sending an e-mail right now :)

    1. No. You were right the first time with 'your' lol. I've just removed the reply with my email address blaring out for all the spammers in the world to see hahaha