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Halloween Cupcakes with Sprinkles

cupcakes with sprinklers

Halloween Cupcakes with Sprinklers

Once again I signed up for baking cupcakes for my daughter’s Halloween party at her preschool. I had some fun ideas in my head, but since I am not allowed to use small and hard candy, I decided to keep it simple. Why not just have fun with popping, bright colors?
The Wilton color gels provide such vibrant colors with only a little gel, so it does not affect the taste of the batter or frosting. I chose green and orange as a color theme: a green cupcake topped with orange icing swirls. My daughter was really excited when the cupcake batter turned bright green and she could not wait to taste it.
For the icing I followed the Wilton recipe for butter cream icing and flavored it with vanilla and almond extract. This combination is, in my opinion, the best tasting one. This butter cream recipe makes it easy to make the right consistency for decorating and it always come out perfect. I colored the icing bright orange. Using Wilton tip 1M and a filled decorating bag I swirled the orange icing on the cupcakes. I think the swirl looks nicer than frosting with a spatula. It also comes in handy when using sprinkles, because the sprinkles get stuck between the swirls and hold on better than on a smoothed surface.
The local Michael’s store offered some pretty Halloween sprinkles of which I picked out the pumpkin version. These sprinkles contained little orange sugar pumpkins mixed with regular orange, white and black chocolate sprinkles. I dusted those over the iced cupcake for a nice finish.
Of course, I made some extra so we could enjoy some Halloween treats as well. This year’s Halloween cupcakes turned out great and actually did not last until October 31st. Happy Halloween!

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    Wow! Another recipe posted. :) I’m glad I’ve found this. I’m having a headache thinking of what to give for snacks to my children. This one looks simple and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.