Saturday, October 29, 2011

Yummy Mummy!

So it has been a crazy week! So you know that I have been baking to counteract the insanity! Here is a easy and fun cake for Halloween. It is a edible Mummy with a surprise for the kids inside topped in cream cheese frosting.

I made two different cakes to give this cake some height. One is vanilla and the other a yellow cake then I tinted them green and purple for Halloween. Here they are layered with cream cheese frosting.

Once you have a very base coat of frosting on your cake decide what side is the front and add a small patch of black and your eyes out of frosting. Once the eyes are in place you can add the "gauze" wrappings. I used this tip by Wilton. One side is smooth the other has ridges. I used the ridge side out to create the mummies wrappings.

Here is a slice of the inside with the fun purple and green stripes. My kids loved making and eating this one with me!! Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Owl Cupcakes

I made these today for my Sisters Baby shower. She loves owls and I thought it would be a fun thing to give guests as they went home. It also would be a fun thing to make this month for Halloween, so because I am nice I thought I would share with you!! I have to admit I saw these in a magazine and ripped the page out so I don't know which, but they are super easy and super cute. Give them a try!

Basically for this cupcake start by baking your favorite cupcake recipe or mix. For the eyes buy double stuff Oreos and using a spatula cut through the cookies so all the frosting is on one side ( I needed more than one package for 24 cupcakes). I saved the other half of the Oreos for a cookie crust, but you can just dunk them in some milk too. Frost your cupcakes normally and stick on two Oreo halves. Next stick on two junior mints with frosting to complete your eyes. Use a banana runt for the nose and complete with a few swooshes of frosting above and below the eyes. I used a star tip for this part so it would have a textured look. They are soooo cute, and tasty too!