Let me preface this by stating that I love Halloween. Some people do not, and I am sad for them. I love vampires, ghosts, costumes, wigs...
Needless to say, I was pretty excited to make Halloween cupcakes for this week's TWD. I made the cupcakes according to Dorie's recipe (found here) and found the cake part to be okay. Others had problems with dry cake, mine wasn't dry but wasn't very flavorful. The ganache style frosting was amazing. It was like a grownup frosting and all the grownups I served them to loved it.Now for the fun part...decorating! First I made a pretty standard ghost by melting and spreading some leftover white chocolate candy melts I had hanging out. I stuck some mini chocolate chips in for the eyes.
I was really anxious to try making a vampire cupcake. You see, I've always loved anything vampires (buffy, angel, ann rice, true blood, lost boys....). I recently read the Twilight Saga and got a tad bit obsessed with one Edward Cullen. So, This is my Edward Cullen Inspired cupcake:
I used white chocolate to shaped the teeth and the red icing gel for the blood. It's a cupcake that bites back.The movie for twilight comes out next month, see the preview here. So, if you at all like vampires and don't get embarrassed reading teen books then definitely try out the Twilight Saga. After all, only a vampire can love you forever.