Saturday, 29 October 2016

Halloween CandyCorn Cupcakes!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, from July to December is literally the best half of the year... I mean, my daughter was born in March so I guess that should count... but then we are getting technical.

October is Halloween, lets be real with ourselves here. I know a lot of people in Australia are very "bah humbug" about Halloween but hey, I don't care. Halloween is a great holiday, one I have loved ever since I can remember. I love decorating the house, watching scary movies, listening to spooky music and making Halloween treats!!

One of my favourite things ever to make are cupcakes. I could make them everyday, which would mean I could easily eat them everyday... but for the sake of my blood sugar levels, I'm not going to do that. I thought this year I would make Candy Corn Cupcakes. For those who don't know, candy corn is a delicious piece of candy that you cannot eat just one of, you must eat at least 1000... FACT.

I thought I would share my cupcake adventure with you fellow Halloween lovers as a bit of inspiration or, 'foodspiration' as the cool kids say...  I have also done a video for you incase you are in a "can't be bothered reading, but watching things is great for my lazy eyeballs" mood. So enjoy!

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 120grams plain flour
  • 140grams caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • A smidge of salt
  • 40grams butter, melted
  • 120ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • half tablespoon vanilla essence
  • orange food colouring. (To make it you combine 2 drops of red colouring and 3 drops of yellow  "SCIENCE BITCH")
Icing Ingredients:
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • Half a block of butter, melted
  • Orange food colouring
  • Yellow food colouring
  • So we start by warming our over to about 170-180° Celcius.
  • Line your bake trays with some awesome cupcake cases, double points if they are Halloween ones.
  • We then mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter all together. It should be a sandy texture, so don't freak out if you think it's too dry. It's not!
  • Slowly add half your milk and make sure it is nicely blended in.
  • In a seperate bowl mix together the remaining milk, egg and vanilla and then once all mixed, add it slowly into the dry mixture.
  • The texture should now be quite runny, when I first made it I freaked out that it was going to be too runny but it works out! Trust me!
  • Add in your food colouring and mix until its well orange-ified
  • Pop the mixture into the cases, filling them about two thirds full. 
  • Whack them in the over for about 20 minutes, but keep an eye on them because some ovens like to burn the crap out of cupcakes, e.g mine!
  • Once they are done, place them on a cooling rack to just chill out.
  • Now time for icing. This is literally my favourite icing ever so make sure not to eat it all before you decorate your cupcake.
  • Mix all your ingredients, except the food colouring in a bowl and beat until really well mixed. The texture should be a nice thickness that doesn't move if you hold the bowl upside down. If its too runny, add more icing sugar.
  • Once mixed, seperate the icing into 3 bowls. One bowl will be your orange icing, one is yellow and the other remains white.
  • Mix the orange colour in one bowl, the yellow into another.
  • Use a piping tool for this one if you can, start by adding your orange icing is a circular motion. Then add the yellow on top, finish with the white at the very top. Each time making your circles smaller, almost like a pyramid. 
  • Enjoy, and don't eat them all...well you can but have a glass of water somewhere in between!

I hope you guys enjoyed my cupcakes... That sounds weird. If you enjoyed the video, please subscribe as there are many more videos to come for this little blog of mine. Also make sure you give it a thumbs up AND if you want extra points, leave me a comment to say "Hey", I'll totally reply, I swear!! Plus if you want to be a total teachers pet, share it around!

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