Spooky Cupcakes

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I’m back with another baking post, this time perfect for Halloween or if you or your kids are having a party! This is a Mary Berry sponge recipe ( as I love her recipes, I find they work best – personally.) But I put a Halloween spin on them! Now I did do a lazy version – confession time I didn’t make the buttercream – I know, I know!  But I saw some in Asda and that’s what inspired this post!

What you’ll need – 

  • 175g butter
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Coloured buttercream – or make your own 😉
  • Halloween sweets as toppers – I used Asda halloween eyeball and brain sweets
  • Cute Halloween cupcake cases

 

Let’s Bake!

  • Start by creaming together the butter and sugar
  • Add in the eggs and stir together
  • Mix in baking powder, vanilla extract and gradually stir in the flour.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes at 190 degrees.

  • Once cool, begin the piping –  I folded my piping bag over a pint glass so I could get the buttercream in easily. I lined the outside of the bag with one colour and then filled the bag with the second so both colours would spiral.

I am a huge novice when it comes to piping, but I was pretty happy with how they turned out, I started in the middle worked outwards then came back in a finished with a point on the top.

Then time to decorate with my Halloween sweets – what I didn’t realise is the buttercream I bought were both flavoured – orange and lime. So I probably wouldn’t have mixed them had I known, but I think they look pretty cool!

Super easy to make, and I think both kids and adults will like them!

I hope you enjoyed this little Halloween treats post – there will be another one coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled, and happy baking!

 


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