Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Jack skellington cupcakes |

Hello lovelies,
Today I wanted to show you how I made my jack skellington cupcakes. If you follow me on instagram then you may have seen them already. These are really simply cupcakes to bake and would be a really cute addition to your Halloween party's, or if your like me then your Halloween movie nights.

Ingredients | 
Cake ||
110g butter.
110g caster sugar.
2 eggs.
1tsp vanilla.
110g self-raising flour.
1-2tbsp milk.
Icing ||
Icing sugar.
Black icing pen.

Equipment |
Mixing bowl.
Wooden spoon.
Oven at 180c.
Cupcake tray.
Cupcake cases.
Measuring spoons.

Step 1 |
Measure your butter and sugar into your mixing bowl and cream them together until they are a smooth paste.

Step 2 |
Add your eggs one at a time and mix them in. If you think its starting to split them add a tiny bit of your flour. Make sure your eggs are properly mixed in so it will be a smooth batter.

Step 3 |
Add your flavouring into the cake batter and stir it in. I used vanilla but you could use any flavour you like. If its a strong flavouring then add a tiny bit and taste the batter. You might only need a little bit.

Step 4 |
Sift in your flour and then fold it into the mixture, this way you won't know the air out as much and you will get a much better rise in your cupcakes.

Step 5 |
Divide your cake batter into your cupcake cases and then bake them for around 10-15 minutes or until they are golden brown. Test hem by inserting a thin skewer, if it comes out clean then your cakes are ready but if not pop them back in for a few more minutes.

Step 6 |
Once you have let your cakes cool you can then start icing them. Put some icing sugar into a small bowl and add a few drops of icing sugar. Depending on how many you make you will need more or less. I added two head tablespoons of icing sugar to a bowl and added a few drops of water. Mix it together until it is a very thick paste. If its to runny then it will just soak into the cake. Spoon on some of the icing and then smooth it over with a knife to make sure it comply covers the cakes. 

Step 7 |
One your icing have set you can then start to pipe the jack skellington face onto your cupcakes. I used  a ball icing pen but you could use a piping bag and just add some black food colouring to some icing. Below I have inserted a video of how I piped it. Excuse the very chubby hands but for a first attempt at a Youtube video, I don't think I did to bad.

Here's what the finished cakes looked like. They tasted really nice and I think if I make these again, I might make a chocolate cake because they would taste incredible. I hope you liked this post and this recipe. I just finished baking a coffee and walnut cake and I filmed the whole thing. I'm not in the video but I'm going to upload it to my youtube channel, if you would like to see that then I will leave all my links below.

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Lots of love,
Chloe xxx

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