Thursday, 27 October 2016

Halloween Rose Cupcakes




Hey Whisperers, 

Now I am a big fan of cupcakes, whether it's vanilla or chocolate, red velvet or raspberry i love them. So when i was thinking of what to make for my Spook Week i knew i had to make some cupcakes. This recipe is pretty easy and you can change it to suit your tastes so i thought it would be perfect! So lets get into the post!


πŸŽƒWHAT YOU WILL NEED πŸŽƒ

Ingredients-

110g/4oz Caster Sugar
110g/4oz Butter
2 Eggs 
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
110g/4oz Self-Raising Flour
1-2 Tsp Milk
Red Gel Food Colouring
Black Gel Food Colouring

Optional- 
(If you don't have these you can make your own with 140g butter and 240g icing sugar)
Brown Butter cream Icing
White/Vanilla Buttercream Icing 
Green Food Colouring

Utensils-

Bowl
Cupcake Liners
Cupcake Tray
Wire Rack
Spoons
Electric Whisk
Piping bag (1 reusable one or 2 regular ones)
Star Piping Tip 

πŸ‘» LETS BAKE πŸ‘» 




First of all, preheat your oven to 180°C. Next, cream together your caster sugar and butter until they become pale and fluffy. I didn't have any caster sugar left so i used regular sugar and the cupcakes turned out fine, so use whatever you have! 


Next up whisk in your eggs, one at a time. Tip: To help prevent your mixture from separating add a spoon of your flour into the mix! After both eggs have been whisked in add your vanilla extract and milk and mix until combined.


Once your eggs, vanilla and milk have been fully combined begin to whisk in your flour one spoon at a time. Once all the flour has been added whisk for around 30 seconds to add some air into the mixture. I also added a small amount of green food colouring into my mix to add a little extra something to the cupcake when you bite into it. 


When you have finished whisking the batter separate it evenly between your 12 cupcake cases and place the tray in the oven for around 12-15 minutes keeping your eye on the cupcakes to make sure they don't burn. To test if they are cooked insert a toothpick and if it comes out clear they're done. Place your cupcakes on a wire rack and allow them to cool. 



Time to start on the icing. Now i did try to make the black icing for the black roses but one box of icing sugar and 2 bottles of food colouring later, i was just left with icing that pretty much tasted like vinegar so instead i brought chocolate and vanilla icing, i used the Betty Crocker Vanilla Buttercream Icing and the Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge icing  both of which taste AMAZING!  Now i know a lot of people like to make their own icing so click here for a simple buttercream icing recipe that i love! 

Imaged Sourced from Giphy
Now to create the 'blood roses' put your icing tip in your piping bag (link to the a similar piping tip i used here) and cut the end off, draw lines of red food colouring up the sides of the bag (no more than 4 times or it will all become red). Twist your piping bag and test the icing until it gets the red feathered look. Then hold the piping bag straight down and pipe from the middle of your cupcake outwards in a spiral to create a cute rose.

For the black/brown roses, mix together your black gel food colouring and your icing until it is as dark as you want it to be. Then alike the blood roses, fill your piping bag and pipe your flower from the centre of your cupcake in a spiral motion to create a dark rose.



And you're done! These cupcakes are perfect for any Halloween party and even for parties throughout the year! 

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you make these cupcakes using the #PWDarkRose on Twitter!

Thanks for Reading,
Happy Halloween,
Soph 
xoxo







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