I’ll keep this short, because who wants to read about cupcakes when they could be assembling last-minute Halloween costumes? (Speaking of which: according to WordPress stats, people are finding this blog by searching “Dolores Haze costume”. This makes my day in ways you cannot imagine. I wish I didn’t already have a costume lined up myself; there are at least a couple of people who would appreciate the reference.)
But…following my last rant about overpriced festive bake kits at Target, I saw an equally overpriced kit at Chapters to make mummy cupcakes. The kit made 12, and it cost $10.50. And, okay, yes it came with candy eyes, but how important are those to the overall integrity of the finished product? And do they really taste like much? So I broke out my trusty chocolate cupcake recipe as well as that for buttercream icing, and made my own, no doubt tastier, version.
I used a basketweave tip (Wilton #47, I think) to pipe on the bandages. That was tricky! I’m a big fan of symmetry and pattern, and to try to maintain a random order of bandage direction? Killer! The eyes are mini chocolate chips, and the mouth is red gel food colouring applied with a toothpick (my parents’ idea; before they suggested it, my mummies had a bit of a Hello Kitty vibe and no mouth to speak – ha! – of).
(Yes, that’s my mummy holding my mummies.)
Have a safe and happy Halloween, everyone!