29 October 2014

Broken Glass Cupcakes

Halloween is just on the horizon and to celebrate there will be plenty of tricks and treats being made and eaten across the country, including a frightening feast of our own. These broken glass cupcakes are quite deceiving as they are completely edible! They are really effective for your buffet table and more importantly they are delicious.






Ingredients

Cupcakes (makes 15)
220g light brown sugar
220g butter
4 eggs
150g self raising flour
60g cocoa powder


Decorations
3oz butter
3oz cream cheese
16oz icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Clear mints (we used Foxes glacier)
Mixed berries



Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a muffin tray (15) with cake cases
  • Mix the butter with the sugar and then add in the eggs followed by the flour and cocoa
  • Combine until a soft batter is formed
  • Split the mixture evenly between the 15 cases
  • Bake for approx 15 minutes until springy to the touch
  • Remove from the tray and allow to cool on a wire rack
  • Once cooled create the frosting by mixing the butter with the cream cheese then adding in the vanilla and icing sugar
  • You can pipe the frosting onto the cakes but for a more natural and edgy Halloween look I used the back of a spoon to apply
  • To create the glass I melted 20 mints in a pan on a low heat
  • Once melted pour onto a sheet of baking paper and spread out thinly
  • Place in the fridge for 10 minutes to cool and then snap off pieces to make your glass
  • Insert these into the cupcakes however you like (NB some may be quite sharp so be careful)
  • In a pan heat a handful of red berries (I used Tesco frozen fruits) until the juice runs from them
  • Use a spoon to scoop out the juice and spread on top of the cupcakes, avoiding any seeds
  • Scoff!






Are you making any cakes for Halloween?


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40 comments :

  1. What a brilliant recipe for Halloween! Love the blood splatters and the great use of Fox's Glacier mints ! Pinned for later too :)

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  2. These look awesome! I really want to give them a go.

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  3. Wow, they ;look amazing. How cool, I would never have guessed that they were mints!

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  4. What a great idea! They are such fun and look delicious.

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  5. hey look so realistic! Ideal for a spooky Halloween party.

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    1. The Mr was a little worried at first assuming I had some kind of disaster in the kitchen haha x

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  6. These look amazing-what a great idea!

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  7. Hello there these look fantastic-we've been working on some decorations but I think cakes should be next! x #sharewithme

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  8. Oh they look fantastic. I have pinned it :)

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  9. I love these Emma. So clever and look fab. Hope you've saved me one? X

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  10. These are so clever! Very gruesome too :p

    Sara | This Girl Loves

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  11. oh wow these look brilliant, such a clever idea! x

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  12. These are absolutely fantastic. I love it. What a great idea and so creative for Halloween. Thank you so much for linking up to Share WIth Me #sharewithme

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  13. These look absolutely amazing! Love the effect :)

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  14. I didn't actually make any Halloween specific food this year but I am saving your recipe for next year as they look fab!

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  15. Fantastic for this time of year!

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  16. These look so realistic love the effect can't wait to try x

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  17. Tried these on Saturday and the kids loved them, even though they didn't look as 'delicate' as yours, in fact they were very messy, but it suited the occasion!

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  18. I love the glass idea, wondering if I can try this with a Christmas theme....

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  19. oh my daughter made some of these for halloween too

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  20. These are so clever! love them!

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  21. These look amazing might have to try making these x

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  22. Very effective, might have a go at a stained glass festive version

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  23. These are such a good idea! I'd love to serve them to people, not tell them what they're made from and then see their reactions!

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  24. These will definitely be on the list for next year's Halloween!

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