Happy Halloween to all my festive foodies out there! Last week, there was a spooky bake-off at work; …uh OF COURSE I’m going to participate, was that even a real question? The idea was to be spooky and scary in any medium, so naturally I did a ton of soul searching, and made cupcakes. And by that I mean searching on Pinterest for ‘spooky baked good ideas’. Ms. Originality over here.
I do have to give a shout-out to one of my favorite go-to-for-inspiration blogs, Annie’s Eats for the idea! Check out her page for some more detailed step-by-step photos and action shots of making the werewolves. I used my basic chocolate cupcake recipe (found here or here) and… drumroll please. I bought the frosting. This is a big deal, because YOU all know my stance on “things from a box” but I had to accept my limitation on this one. It’s actually a funny story:
I bought these adorable paper liners for the bake-off, you see. I thought, “Hey, orange base and chocolate frosting, these will really POP!” Well…
To make a long story short, it was Sunday night at around 10:30 and I’m already 2 batches of batter deep. The cooking time was COMPLETELY off and I inadvertently filled the cups too high. I had to call it a night and resigned myself to be both baking and decorating on Monday after work (Thank goodness the bake-off was Tuesday). So, I bought the icing- and you know what? PEOPLE LOVED IT. Not sure what that really says for my icing but, not thinking about that, focusing on the positive!
Anyways – not too much on the recipe front; but the photos were just adorbs.
Arroooooo! Is that how werewolves sound? I think so. Anyways, stakes were VERY high for this one – winner (ME) was awarded a JEANS DAY! That’s right. Winner winner, jeans day …dinner? These pups were super time consuming and sticky, but at the end of the made people so I was happy to have that. Also, feeling kinda proud of myself. But that’s neither here nor there.
For the record – I used regular sized marshmallows, mini m&m’s, and black jelly beans to do the face/nose! The mouth was fruit rollups.
Happy Baking! and WOW November already? Can’t wait to start making all sorts of winter-time goodies!
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