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Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween R.I.P Cupcakes- Cute and Yummy!

Still as cute and yummy as last year when I made them! I just thought I would do a few throw back posts from last year at Halloween  time, just in case you didn't get a chance to see them. Looking back on it now, maybe you could add a little bit of orange sprinkles or crumble some chocolate cake on top to make it look like turned earth. Here is my post from last year:
How cute are these to satisfy your Halloween craving?
While I was waiting in a doctor's office (something I do a lot since I have four kids) I saw this cute little recipe for a chocolate cake with "RIP" Headstones made out of cookies. I loved the idea and wanted to make it, but I thought cupcakes would be easier. No cutting and serving and plates and forks to worry about that way:)

So I guess I cheated a little bit because I didn't make the cake or frosting from scratch, but I did add an extra egg and a teaspoon and a half of vanilla to a white cake mix. And besides, My friend who is an expert at making cupcakes and frosting from scratch says she likes store bought chocolate frosting better than homemade anyway:)

So you will need:
Cake mix- whatever flavor is your favorite Prepare as directed adding extra egg and teaspoon and a half vanilla extract
Cup cake liners
2 cans Chocolate frosting
Milano Cookies from Pepperage Farm (Vanilla wafers would also work)
Basically you make your cupcakes according to the directions on the box. Let cool completely (put in freezer for a half hour if needed)
Fill a zip lock bag with chocolate frosting and cut a very tiny slit in one corner to pipe "RIP" onto cookie.

Frost cup cakes, cut a slit in the top of the cup cake with a knife for the cookie to be inserted into the cupcakes.

note: if you use a chocolate cake recipe you can crumble a little of the cake in front of the headstone to look like freshly turned dirt. I didn't do this because I used a vanilla cake.

So Yummy and so fun!
Happy Crafting!

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