Pyrex National Baking Week

Homemade Family Time
16th - 22nd
October 2017

Scary Halloween Cup Cakes

Baking With Kids
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Cooking time: 
15-30 minutes
Serves: 
18
Preparation time: 
10-15 minutes
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Ingredients: 
  • 250g Stork tub unsalted, softened
  • 250g Billington’s golden caster sugar
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • Apricot jam
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • various food colouring
  • various black writing icing
  • black, red and green black designer icing
Method: 
  • Place all the cupcake ingredients into a mixing bowl.  Beat together preferable with an electric mixture until the mixture is pale and fluffy, this could take up to 5 minutes.
  • Spoon the mixture into the cupcake papers.  Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes in the tins, before cooling completely on a wire rack. Once cold you can start getting scary.

For Decoration

Boo!

  • Bring the apricot jam to the boil in a small pan and using a pastry brush, brush the cake all over with the jam.
  • Take a walnut size piece of ready rolled white icing and add a few drops of black food colour and knead it through until you get a marbled grey effect. Boil a little apricot jam and brush over the top of the cake. Flatten the icing to the size of the cake and lay onto the cupcake. Use Silver Spoon Cakecraft Chocolate Letters and Numbers to spell BOO!

Spiders Web

  • Top the cupcake with Black Designer Icing and smooth over the cake using the back of a spoon. Start at the centre of the cake and using White writing icing to draw circles around the cake. Then use a cocktail stick to drag the centre icing to the edge of the cake. Repeat all around the cake until the web design is complete.

Monster

  • Top the cupcake with Green Designer Icing and smooth over the cake using the back of a spoon. Take two black jelly drops, cut off the tops and place as eyes. Using red Writing Icing make a bloody mouth. Take a small piece of White Ready to Roll Icing and colour black using black food colouring, flatten and cut into hair.