Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chocolate Cemetery Cupcakes for Halloween

I posted a version of this last year on my other two blogs, Murderous Musings/TeamBuilding Talk and Mystery Fanfare, but this is so relevant to this blog, because I'm always... DyingforChocolate.

Being that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I'll be having a lot of links and recipes. The internet is filled with great Halloween chocolate treats, but this is one of my favorites. I was pretty sure these scary tombstones was originally from a Martha Stewart article or website, but I've been making them so long, I wasn't sure. Yep! Credit Martha Stewart.

These spooky Halloween cupcakes are fun to make and eat. Use any one of the following decorating ideas on its own, or put several together to create a tray of different treats. Easy to bake, you can use any devil's food cake recipe.

To make a cupcake cemetery, spread devil's food cupcakes with chocolate icing. Dip the top of each frosted cupcake in crushed chocolate wafers to look like dirt, then insert chocolate shortbread-cookie tombstones, piping them with scary messages like "Boo!" or "R.I.P." in royal icing.

Top more devil's food cupcakes with chocolate ganache and chocolate-wafer "dirt," make a hole in the center of each cupcake with your finger, and put in half a gummi worm to look like it's coming out of the hole!

Happy Halloween! Boo!!!


Mary Kennedy said...

These look terrific. The local NBC affiliate (here in Philadelphia) did a feature on a restaurant known for its upside down cupcakes. Interesting idea...just what it sounds like. The cupcakes are cooked, placed upside down on a serving dish and frosted. So there's more surface area to pile on the frosting. For people who like "a little cupcake with their frosting," I guess.

BusybeeKim said...

Mm Chocolate! For more Halloween cupcake ideas, see our post at Busy Bee Lifestyle on a fun Halloween party for kids - Mummy Mayhem! (