Halloween is just a couple of weeks away so I wanted to get in to the spirit of things over the weekend with some fun cupcakes. I decided to go with red velvet for its bloody colour as well as its delicious taste. The icing was a simple vanilla buttercream and they were topped off with some easy but effective decoration.
I followed step 5 of this recipe to make “broken glass” (I found the trick is not to stir it, despite what the instructions say!). I accidentally overcooked it slightly which is why it turned out a yellowish colour but it still tasted great and looked fun. As a finishing touch, I drizzled on grenadine syrup to give them a gory effect.
They were an instant hit with everyone who tried them. I’ll definitely be making these again on the 31st. Next time though, I want the cupcakes to be a little more red and the “glass” to be a little more clear. It’s nothing a few extra drops of food colouring and some careful timing won’t fix. Practice makes perfect and I’m more than willing to try these as many times as it takes ;-).