I just love Halloween -so any excuse to make something halloween related! This year it was cupcakes seeing as I seem to be on a bit of a cupcake buzz lately.
The Cupcake batter:
2 and 3/4 cups of flour
1/2 a cup of cake flour
1 Tablespoon of baking powder
1 Teaspoon of Salt
8 ounces of unsalted butter
2 and 1/4 cups of sugar
3 large eggs and 1 egg white
1 cup of milk
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla extract (vanilla essence will also do)
Sieve all dry ingredients together, then add butter and whisk to a pastry like texture, then slowly add in the wet ingredients until there are no lumps and the mixture is thick and creamy. Then bake in oven at 180˚until they are golden on top, time depends on how much batter is used in each cupcake!
60g of unsalted butter
50g of icing sugar
a dash of orange food colouring
blend together and pipe onto the cupcakes once they’ve cooled.
Decorate with assorted halloween candy and red colouring as blood!