‘Mummies’ Cupcakes

These cupcakes were a last minute decision, my boyfriend was asking me what I was going to on Sunday afternoon after he had gone home and I said I did not know. He suggested I bake which had been a thought but I did not know what to do. He took me to Tesco for a few bits I needed then I saw some Halloween cupcakes that they were selling and my boyfriend said I should do some Halloween cupcakes and I was unsure as I already have my Halloween recipe but it is not out until Wednesday then I realised a Halloween recipe is needed for the day not on the night of. Therefore, I thought why not make so nice little Halloween cupcakes, so I looked for some gummy worms but Tesco did not have any.

They did have some cute cake cases that have ghosts on, my boyfriend asked me how I was going to decorate them. I have seen so many mummy designed cupcakes that I thought I could easily do. It also meant I could try and improve my icing designs.

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'Mummies' Cupcakes
Course Snacks
Cuisine Cake
Keyword Cakes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
Cupcakes
Course Snacks
Cuisine Cake
Keyword Cakes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
Cupcakes
Instructions
Cupcakes
  1. Pre-heat the over to 180 degrees/Fan 160 degrees/Gas 4. Put muffin cases into a 12-hole muffin tin, to keep a good shape as they bake.
  2. Measure all the cupcake ingredients into a large bowl and beat until blended and smooth. Once the mixture is mixed, separate the mixture between three bowls, then add your food gel to each bowl then mix the food colouring in. Add more food gel until you get your desired colour. Spoon your mixtures in to the cake cases and bake in the pre-heated oven for about 20-25 minutes.
  3. While your cupcakes are cooking, get some white fondant and add a few drops of black food gel to a little bit of fondant, Mix in until all the same colour...you may need to add more to get it black instead of grey.
  4. To make your eyes for the mummies, get your white fondant and roll it out until its an even thickness. Use a cutter that is no bigger than a five pence piece, I used a piping nozzle for the white bit of the eye and then a small piping nozzle end for the pupil. You will need 24 white bits and 24 pupils, I made the pupils using the black fondant. Once you have done your eyes, just put them to one side. Lift paper cases out of the tin and cool cakes on a wire rack until completely cold before icing.
  5. Once your cakes have risen and gone a nice golden brown take them out of the oven and lift the paper cases out of the tin and cool cakes on a wire rack until completely cold before icing.
Icing
  1. Beat the butter until it is a pale yellow colour then add the icing sugar a quarter at a time and mix until fully incorporated. Add a few drops of black food gel and mix in until you have the desired colour. Using a 1A piping nozzle, put the icing into a piping bag then pipe the icing on each cupcake making sure all of the cupcake is covered.
  2. Time to make your mummies eyes, take two white round bits of fondant and lay them on top of the cupcakes in the centre. Then get the pupils and add a little bit of leftover buttercream icing to the back of the pupils then stick down to the white bit, repeat this until all the eyes are done.
  3. Make another batch of the buttercream icing, fill a piping bag with the icing that is attached with a ruffle piping nozzle then do lines going across one another to create the mummies bandages.

The icing for the mummies bandages is not great but I’m really happy at how they turned out. These would be the perfect addition to any Halloween table and well as just a nice little treat.

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