In honor of the most FUN holiday of the year, my friend Melanie and I made our annual halloween cupcakes to bring to work. We thought there was no way we could top the awesome cupcakes we made last year, but we TOTALLY out-did ourselves!!! They were much more complex, little works of art this year. Here are some of our favorites!
This is where all the ACTION happened….an entire dining room table COVERED with supplies that had been accumulated over a span of months….we take our cupcake making very seriously.
The whole “cast of characters” as Melanie said…and it’s so true!!!
This is Frankenstein made with a large marshmellow head that was sprayed with a new spray food coloring. It was a little tough to use but we eventually got the hang of it. A little black licorice hair completed the look.
One of my personal favorites are the Oreo spiders with black licorice legs!
We did a couple “EEK’s” and “BOO’s” which came out super cute. Mel found those amazing little bone sprinkles at the Hobby Lobby. If you have never been there, I highly recommend going!! And plan on being in there for hours on end…it’s such a GREAT store, with every craft or baking item you could ever imagine!
This lil skeleton was made with a mini-marshmellow head and the face made with our sparkly gel frosting. It comes in little tubes with a fine point, and that is what we used for the majority of little faces and fine work. LOVE that stuff!
This owl was a little bit of a challenge but came out pretty darn good. Oreos for eyes, M&M’s for beak and pupils, and a little frosting for the “feathers”….do you get the feeling you’re being WATCHED?
In our line of work, it was a given that we make some creepy eyeballs! A gummi life saver became the iris and our handy-dandy gel frosting was used for the veins and pupil.
These mummy’s were an office favorite by far, and one of Mel’s best works! With the right frosting tip, this guy was really easy to make. Strips of frosting over M&M eyes!
A fun side project were these “pretzel monsters”. They were so easy and fun! Pretzel sticks broken in half, mixed with white chocolate that was tinted green. We added flattened mini-marshmellows for eyes. They were soooo yummy!!
This is Melanie next to one of her creations, “The Twilight Zone”, and below is a close-up. Those gummy skeleton heads were a great find!
And now it’s time to set up our masterpieces at the office for the big reveal.
The final display!
Melanie and I next to our work. We had SO much fun!!!!
Hope everyone has a great day and a HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEEEN!