It’s a little bit ironic that I’m doing this post today because I feel like I’m missing my OWN brain! Sleep deprivation + copious amounts of coffee = delirium, so bear with me if this post suddenly turns into incoherent dribble. I’ve been dreaming of making these cupcakes since last October so I’m really excited to finally share them with you! I was inspired with the idea after seeing Sprinkle Bake’s amazing Frankenweenie cake a few years ago (seriously, she is talented beyond words!) and adapted her cake recipe into these brainy cupcakes! Fun, creepy, and delicious.. everything a Halloween treat should be!
This is not how I originally intended to do these cupcakes. I wanted to do a fun yellow, orange, and white cake with bright swirly frosting as well, but then I scoured the web only to find that they’ve been done a million times over! I also wanted to avoid dumping tons of food coloring into both the cake and frosting, so I went the natural route.. carrot cake! I made these last Easter and I’ve been craving them ever since! They’re fluffy, rich, and addicting! Adding festive candy corn to the top makes them the perfect Halloween treat!
Today is our Haunted Luau Housewarming Party! No matter the occasion, I can’t resist putting a theme on it! I put together dark purple velvet cupcakes with a spiderweb detail on the frosting to add an extra twist! They’re decadent, rich, and perfect for Halloween.. or whatever the occasion might be! 🙂
Red Velvet Ex-Girlfriend Cupcakes
It’s been my experience in this relationship and those prior, that the past never stays the past for long. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned right? One thing these girls have provided for me (other than junior high level drama) is inspiration! This month I wanted to do zombie themed cupcakes, but then I thought, “What’s more terrifying than zombies? What creature keeps coming back no matter how many times you strike them in the head?” The answer… EX-GIRLFRIENDS!
Halloween Cocoa Cupcakes
Even though Halloween is a month out, I wanted to bake some Halloween themed cupcakes today. You can use these for any occasion but I threw a twist to mine with some Halloween accessories! I’ve never been a fan of super rich cupcakes so if that’s what you’re looking for, you might want to throw a handful of chocolate chips into your batter, but if you like a more subtle cocoa flavor..these are perfect for you!