Cupcakes, cupcakes and more cupcakes!!!

 

Coming off of my last post, I shared that I absolutely LOVE Halloween now because of my girls. . my youngest one went Trick or Treating for her first time (she will be 2 next month!) and was a champ! She insisted on walking on her own, carrying her own candy basket and grabbing the candy at each house on her own. She loved walking with the big kids. .  it was adorable.

 

So, I took it upon myself to ask my daughter’s Kindergarten teacher if I could bake the class cupcakes for the Big Day (Halloween) – and delighted we can still bring baked goods from home- I went to work. If you’re on Pinterest or other food blogs frequently, you will notice some of these. .  so not much originality here other than my decorating and color choices. So, with that, here’s a recap of all the super cute Halloween (or other occasion) cupcakes I loved!  Owls, monsters and mummies. .  oh my!

 

I hope you enjoy! And if this is your first time seeing these, hooray!

 

 

Got the idea for the Owl Cupcakes from Dinner, A Love Story’s post.  Jenny did not make them, but shared the photo. I took it upon myself to give the Golden Oreos some love too. Ain’t she a beauty?

 

 

 

I have to point you over to Whipped, where I got the mummies and monsters! Aren’t they adorable? Whipped provides the step by step photos on how to create the mummies here.  . and hers look great!

 

 

 

 

Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
 
For the Owls, just make the frosting peak up for the ears (doing by hand). For the mummies, you will need a pastry bag and a tip to apply the mummie frosting.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cupcakes
Serves: 24

Ingredients
FOR THE CUPCAKES:
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup Sprinkles (any kind)
FOR THE Vanilla Buttercream FROSTING:
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
  • 4-6 cups confectioners sugar
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
FOR THE DECORATIONS/TOPPINGS:
  • Oreo cookies (you’re only using the side with the creme filling)
  • Reeses pieces
  • Candy corn
  • Black icing for the mummies
  • Candy eyes

Instructions
FOR THE CAKE:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Line your cupcake tin with cupcakes holders and set aside.
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the softened butter and vanilla, mix until the batter resembles course sand. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well with each new addition. Add the milk, and mix well. Lastly, if making funfetti cupcakes, pour in the sprinkles and mix by hand, gently.
  3. Spoon the cake batter into the cupcake liners (filling about ½ way each) and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely, and then frost.
FOR THE FROSTING:
  1. Using a stand mixer, beat the butter and confectioners sugar together (adding about ½ cup of sugar at a time until it has reached your desired sweetness and texture). Slowly mix in the milk (you may only need ⅛ cup) and vanilla extract, beating until slightly stiff and well combined (for about 3 minutes). Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes and then frost the cooled cupcakes.
FOR THE DECORATIONS:
  1. Now, decorate!! And have fun. . and let the kids help too!
  2. For the owls, put on the frosting, and make the frosting peak up for the ears (I used a butter knife). Then, apply the oreo cookies (you are only using the side with the creme filling) and place on the Reeses pieces for the eyes and nose!
  3. For the monsters, put on the frosting, apply the candy corn and then the candy eye balls.
  4. For the mummies, put on the black icing first and spread. Then, using a pastry bag and flat tip, apply the frosting, line by line. Lastly, put on the candy eye balls.

 

Vanilla cupcake recipe adapted from Ashley over at Baker by Nature, love her blog!

 

For the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, I used Alice’s over at Sweet Savory Life. In my mind, there’s no way to make this frosting any better, so I didn’t change a thing! Check it out!

 

For my Chocolate Owl, you might be wondering what I used for his eyes. .  if you’re familiar with Sprinkles Cupcakes, I had a package of their candy toppers on hand, so used some of those for my chocolate owl’s eyes!

 

 

 

 

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16 Responses to "Cupcakes, cupcakes and more cupcakes!!!"

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  1. Andreea

    November 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Adorable!!! love the mummies :-)

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    • hipfoodiemom

      November 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you, Andreea! I know, aren’t they great! :)

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  2. Allilau

    November 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Stunning! I might just add this is the first time I’ve seen these delightful creatures, either here or elsewhere and I love them! There are two things I definitely need to experience in this lifetime in the states, the first is thanksgiving, the second is Halloween! ;) being from Australia we look in envy during this festive lead up!

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    • hipfoodiemom

      November 2, 2012 at 1:17 am

      Oh thank you, Alice! :) And I’m glad I was the one to show these to you! :P I don’t know about envy but it is certainly a fun holiday. . only bad thing now- I have so much candy and chocolate in the house. . not good for me or the girls! :P

      Reply
  3. The Hungry Mum

    November 2, 2012 at 1:13 am

    I love them all! Too cute to eat [though, maybe I could manage one of those scrummy looking owls].

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    • hipfoodiemom

      November 2, 2012 at 1:18 am

      Haha, thank you! I know. . after I made these and boxed up 24 for my daughter’s class. . I had about another dozen here for me and the neighbors.. but I almost couldn’t eat them. . almost! Sadly, I ate the oreo cookie eyes first! :P

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  4. Linda | The Urban Mrs

    November 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Oh, I love seeing these cure cupcakes. They are so fun to make and definitely too cute to eat. I hope you had fun on Halloween.

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    • hipfoodiemom

      November 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you, Linda! Well, all the kids in my daughter’s class enjoyed them and both the girls had so much fun trick or treating, so I’d say it was a good Halloween! :) Hope you had a good one as well my friend! :)

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  5. Ashley - Baker by Nature

    November 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Yay for cupcakes! How did they turn out? They look beautiful!!!

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    • hipfoodiemom

      November 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      Hi Ashley! They turned out GREAT! All the kids gobbled these up! I seriously LOVE your vanilla cake recipe!!!! :) Thank you!!

      Reply
  6. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    November 5, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Alice, these are all so incredibly adorable and so much fun! I can only imagine how much fun you had making them and the delight of the little kiddies before they gobbled them up. This is the first time I’ve ever seen them (as you can tell, I’m never on Pinterest even though I have an account) and I’m totally in love. I’ll make them for my nieces and nephews next Halloween.

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    • hipfoodiemom

      November 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Nancy! Oh then I’m glad you saw these! Aren’t they adorable? I knew I was going to bake cupcakes (easiest thing for kids) and once I saw these, I knew these were the ones! Phoebe told me some kids just ate the candy topping and licked all the frosting off but that’s to be expected with kids. . :P they know what the good stuff is! Thank you for the sweet comment! :)

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  7. Susan

    November 6, 2012 at 1:50 am

    These are so cute!! Great ideas…

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  8. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    November 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    How clever and what better way to spend time than making people happy – inside and out!

    Reply
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