Chocolate Halloween Cupcake Recipe

25. October 2012 15:32 by Foodshack in Baking, Recipes  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)

Why not offer the tricksters something home made this Haloween?

125g/4½oz plain flour
25g/1oz cocoa powder
1½ tsp baking powder
150g/5oz caster sugar
50g/2oz of softened butter
1 egg
8 tbsp milk

For the cream cheese icing
50g/2oz cream cheese
25g/1oz butter, softened at room temperature
125g/4oz icing sugar, sifted
½ tsp vanilla essence

For the chocolate icing
25g/1oz icing sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder

Preparation method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a muffin tray with 9 paper cases.
  2. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl. Add the sugar and butter and beat the mixture together until well combined.
  3. Whisk in the egg and milk until the mixture is thick and smooth.
  4. Divide the mixture between the paper case and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until springy to the touch and skewer inserted into the middle of one of the cakes comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.
  5. For the cream cheese icing, beat the cream cheese and butter together in a bowl until well combined. Beat in the icing sugar and vanilla.
  6. Spoon the icing onto the cupcakes, leaving a small border around the edge.
  7. For the chocolate icing, sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons of water to form a smooth, thick icing.
  8. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag with a fine nozzle. (Alternatively, spoon the mixture into the corner of a sandwich bag and snip off the corner, to form a small hole.)
  9. Carefully pipe 3 concentric circles onto each cupcake. Run a toothpick from the centre to the edge of the cake, through each circle of icing, at 2cm/1in intervals to create a cobweb effect.
  10. Set aside for 20 minutes to allow the icing to harden.


Halloween Cupcake Stand

25. October 2012 14:45 by Foodshack in Baking  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)
Be the envy of your guests with this cake stand. The Halloween cupcake stand will make an excellent addition to your party food table.

The flashing LED lights to give an extra spooky feel to the stand.


UK Designed and Manufactured - 5mm Light Activated Material - Internal LED lighting - Batteries included

Total Size is over 270mm * 270 mm * 270 mm

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5 Great Halloween Cupcake Ideas

1. October 2012 11:51 by Foodshack in Baking  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

With Halloween approaching we have found some of the most fantastic Halloween cupcake decorations:

Large Pumpkin 3D Cake Pan

Professional quality cast aluminium
Non stick
Finished cake size 6.75 x 6 in
Instructions included
Makes a great cake even without decorating!

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Mini Halloween Cupcake Cases

Perfect for fairy cakes, mini cupcakes muffins.
Mini cases made of greaseproof paper.
Pack Cuntains 100 Mini Cupcake Cases.
This is attractive sleek product in modern design.

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Spiderweb Cupcake Wrappers

Wrap your spooky cupcakes in these laser cut spider web cupcake wrappers and you will be sure to leave your guests with a Halloween treat they'll never forget!

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Edible Halloween Cup Cake Decorations

A4 Sheet of Wafer Paper Printed with 24 Halloween Pictures
24 Edible Halloween Images. Diameter of each topper 3cm.
Ingredients: Potato Starch, water, vegetable oil.

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3 Tier Acrylic Halloween Cupcake Stand

The Classikool Halloween Cupcake Stand is the latest addition to the incredible Classikool Cake Stand Range. The colours of the stand, orange and black work so well together with the added benefit of the cut out shapes of bats and witches on the pillars plus the incredible pumpkin at the top. These stands are simply a must for halloween.

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For a wide range of Haloween Cupcake Decorations click here