Thursday, October 31, 2013

"Stabbed in the Brain" Cupcakes

My husband came home from work the other day and told me they were having a Halloween potluck at  his office with a contest for the most creative Halloween dessert. He then asked if I would make "one of my little creations".  I googled and searched Pinterest and saw some cute stuff - witch fingers, Frankentstein marshmallow pops, etc. but was not feeling overly inspired by anything. That is until I walked into Joann Fabrics and saw a package of Wilton butcher knife decorations. I was already making cupcakes for my son's class, so this is what I came up with. Kinda cute, kinda gross.....

I just used a boxed cake mix (*gasp*) for the cupcakes and made some buttercream frosting.  I used a tiny bit of red food coloring to make a fleshy color. Then I piped on the icing in a brain-ish pattern, stuck on some Wilton candy eyeballs, stabbed the brain with a Wilton butcher knife decoration and added some Betty Crocker red decorating get for the blood. 

Now to see if I win the most creative Halloween dessert contest........


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