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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mummy Cupcakes

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With Halloween only 34 days away, I've been seeing Halloween themed desserts everywhere. I happen to see these in a magazine, at my Dr's office. I can't recall the name of the magazine, but as soon as I saw them, I knew I had to make them. We simply LOVE Halloween here. Hubby is more into the gruesome part of Halloween, while I'm into the cutesy fun part. So, I get to do the cutesy stuff inside the house, and Hubby takes care of the dark and macabre outside. While I enjoy his severed head and body parts, I enjoy my cutesy cupcakes even more, LOL.

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These are really just a technique and they are super simple. Well, if you're not an A type personality, they are simple. At first I was thinking the bandages too much and ended up with a cupcake covered with too many frosting bandages. After some constructive criticism from my nephew, we decided less was best. The kids just went nuts over these and I just had to share with my neighbours, who are still raving about them today. These are so cute, they could make just about anyone anxious for Halloween!

Mummy Cupcakes
printable version

1 box French Vanilla cake mix
2 eggs
1 1/4 C water
1/3 vegetable oil
green food color gel
48 M&Ms
1/4 C chocolate chips, melted
1/4 C salted butter
2 C powdered sugar
1-2 Tbs half and half

Mix cake mix with eggs, water and oil. Prepare to package directions; adding desired amount of green food gel. Pour into 24 paper lined muffin cups. Cool completely.

In a bowl, cream butter. Slowly add in powdered sugar, a tiny bit of the food gel and half and half, until the frosting is light and fluffy. Fill a piping bag, that has been fitted with a #45 tip.

Take cooled cupcakes and spread a small amount of melted chocolate, to attach the eyes. Place 2 M&Ms for eyes. Randomly pipe strips of buttercream over top of cupcakes, to resemble bandages (leaving spaces seems to look more authentic, than too many bandages).

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This post linked to

Make a Food-"e"-Friend Monday
Cucake Tuesday
Delicious Dishes
Tasty Tuesday
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8 comments:

MrsFoxsSweets said...

These mummies are really cute...not cute...scary! Thanks for the hint about leaving the spaces, I would have cluttered all the bandages together!

sugarswings said...

i love these and the green spooky color :)

Pup Fan said...

These are really cool!

Miz Helen said...

Your cupcakes are just adorable! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.
Miz Helen

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Those are so cute! Great idea!

natasha {schue love} said...

These are adorable!! Definitely a stand out!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love these! I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

HoosierHomemade said...

Really cute! Thanks so much for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!
~Liz