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Happy Halloween!

Today I’m not giving a recipe but rather the steps to make fun cupcakes for Halloween. When I saw these witch cupcakes on the net a while ago,  I knew I had to make them for my little one’s Halloween party. They made a great impression and are quite easy to make. Here’s how:

  1. Make your usual cupcake buns and wait until they are cool to put the icing on top (any icing would do or even sugar paste).
  2. Take ice cream cones (I cut out a little at the end so they are less tall) and brush some melted dark chocolate all over. Let the chocolate harden (that shouldn’t take too long).
  3. Meanwhile, spread more melted dark chocolate on a tray lined with silicone sheet or greaseproof paper. Spread it thinly enough but try leave about 2 mm thickness so they are easy to lift out.
  4. Wait until the chocolate is almost hard (about 5 minutes) and cut out circles with a pastry cutter. Lift them up carefully using a palette knife when fully hard and place on the cupcakes.
  5. Make some buttercream and add the colouring of your choice and pipe a little all around the edge of the “hat” so you can stick it to the chocolate circle.
  6. Pipe more buttercream at the bottom of the hat to make a nice pattern and voilá !

I also made the famous cake pops using white chocolate coloured with a lime green gel food colouring.

All the chocolates were melted in my Thermomix of course. The usual timing is 5 minutes at 50C, then reheat at 37C when the chocolate starts to harden again…