It doesn't hurt that I get to eat, what ever sinfully sweet thing I've created, but we'll pretend that I don't even take that part into consideration.....
The other day, Mr.B was at a friends house and Queenie had yet to return from my parent's house; so what did I do? You got it! I went into the kitchen to make up some cute Halloween themed cupcakes. I made some Skeleton cupcakes and I also made some spider web cupcakes. I shared the spider web cupcakes with my neighbor, who now calls me Martha. I just loved seeing their 3 yr old's face light up, when she saw my creations.
Mr.B thought they were pretty cool too!
Spider Web Cupcakes
1 C sugar
1/2 C butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 C milk
orange or green food color (optional)
1 can vanilla frosting
black food color
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cupcake pan or line them with paper liners. In a medium bowl, cream sugar and butter. Beat the eggs in, 1 at a time, then add the vanilla. Combine the flour and baking soda and add to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in the milkand food color (if using), until the batter is smooth. Pour into prepared cupcake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. The cake should spring back when slightly touched. Cool completely.
Scoop out 1/4 C of frosting into a pipping bag, or Ziploc bag. Add black food color, mixing well, until desired shade is achieved. Frost cooled cupcakes, with black frosting. Using the white frosting, pipe 4 circles, starting from the outter edge of the cupcake, making smaller circles, as you get closer to the center. The top of your cupcake should look like a target. Taking a toothpick, slowly drag it through the frosting, from center of cupcake, to outer edge. Repeat 7 times, around the cupcake, to create the web.
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