Witches needn’t be just for Halloween! This is an excellent recipe showing imagination in using bought cookies and chocolate in an unusual and innovative way. The possibilities for adapting this recipe to create other characters is practically endless (an example shown is the scarecrow cupcakes in the post). Obviously these brilliant cupcakes would be the perfect addition to a Halloween party, but they would also suit a magic/Harry Potter themed party equally well, and with the option to adapt decoration, would provide a magical treat for a guest on any occasion.
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Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are a fall flavored dessert that is full of rich spices and sweet creamy goodness. Besides the spices, another wholesome ingredient is the applesauce which replaces half of the oil but keeps the cake moist, and the buttermilk which lends to the creamy rich flavor. The cream cheese buttercream frosting is full of flavor as well with a quarter cup of rich maple syrup.
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Pumpkin lovers out there will surely enjoy these pumpkin ale cupcakes, even if it is not Thanksgiving Day. These cupcakes are made out of pumpkin pie and cocoa powder. To add a little twist, pumpkin ale is also added. The butter cream on top of these mouth-watering cupcakes is made out of pumpkin pie, extracts of vanilla and a few tablespoons of pumpkin ale. To add a little color, some brightly colored sprinkles are garnished on top.
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Halloween may still be a few months away, but these Mummy cupcakes will never be out of style no matter what the season is. These Mummy cupcakes are made out of chocolate cakes, with white frosting on the top. The flat Mummy like cover is made out of fondant that is rolled into a surface that is flat. The top part of the fondant is consists of two different colored M&Ms to serve as the eyes of the Mummy cupcakes. Partner these cupcakes with a warm glass of milk to compliment its taste.
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These Halloween Pumpkin cupcakes contain a secret: rainbow vanilla cupcake batter. Of course, you would never know that until you bit into them and tasted them in all of the vanilla buttercream frosted goodness. So, what makes them a Halloween pumpkin? The frosted decorations on the top of each, of course! The buttercream frosting is tinted orange (for the pumpkin face) and the features are “drawn” on in black frosting. A little green frosting is at the top of each face to create the illusion of a stem, or hair, depending on how you look at it!
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Pumpkin cupcakes are an aromatic and full flavored cupcake. Whether featured on a Thanksgiving Dinner table or at a summer time barbeque, these are the perfect dessert. They are not too sweet and they are most definitely not boring with all those rich and flavorful spices. An afternoon tea would be perfectly accompanied by these, as well as a dessert table, a birthday, or just a glass of milk for an afternoon snack.
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With a little creativity, you can make Halloween themed cupcakes that might scare the neighborhood children. Until they bite into them, that is. Start with the cupcake flavors of your choice — you can go with chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter or even something exotic. It is up to you. Then, set up the items needed to decorating the cupcakes: vanilla frosting, food coloring, decorating gel, cookies, cookie crumbs, candy pumpkins… and then get creative!
There’s something about chocolate pumpkin cupcakes that sounds so strange, but tastes so great. The cupcake batter is made of some basic ingredients (flour, eggs, baking soda, salt, sugar) and some more unusual ones (pumpkin puree, orange juice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice.) Don’t worry – it also contains melted bittersweet chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips! Top with pumpkin pie spice frosting after baking, and then add on chocolate-coated wafer cookies to make them look “witchy.”
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Who says that squash is only for pies? With the Yellow Squash Cupcakes, you have attractive, bright yellow cupcakes that are infused with the real goodness of squash. Its moist insides burst with flavor as the treat melts in your mouth. Its essence is complemented by a chocolate cream cheese frosting that is smooth and glossy. Make these for your family and have them indulge in a healthy snack that is just right for your budget.
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Eyeball cupcakes are creepy and cute and a yummy addition to any eerie party theme whether it is Halloween or just kids who enjoy “grossology”. The base is a standard vanilla cupcake baked in a white paper cup and then topped with a vanilla buttercream frosting. Jelly beans cut in half create the iris and red food coloring added to some of the buttercream creates the veins to create a weird eyeball that is lip-smacking good.