Monday, October 31, 2011

Merry Halloween!

yes, we have a white halloween this year.  a first in my 30 years!  school is cancelled, millions are without power, trees and lines down all over NJ!  i feel like i'm in the twilight zone!  the town i grew up in has essentially cancelled halloween.  ok, let me rephrase, they have "postponed" it to november 4th.  just insane!  the kids have already used 2 snow days, and we haven't even hit winter yet!!

anyhoo, lets have a little halloween treat anyway!  these were supposed to be for the now defunct halloween party at emily's school...

i turned a hi hat cupcake into a bat!!  they turned out really cute!  i used THIS as my inspiration for the cupcakes!  instead of piping a swirl, i just piped a "blob"(yes friends, that is a technical term!)onto mini cupcakes.  after the big dunk(and don't be a afraid of the dunk, go for it!  that swiss butter cream isn't going anywhere!) i let the chocolate set up for a few minutes and threw on a dash of chocolate sprinkles, then smooshed the eyes on(yes, very specific terms here!)  for the wings, i used the same chocolate i dunked the cupcakes in a zippie bag to free hand the wing shapes.  this took me right back to coloring in elementary school!!  so fun!  you can throw them in the frige to set up faster(or if you have a very cold laundry room, that works too!)  if the chocolate on the bat bodies sets up too much, the wings will be hard to push in, and even break.  so...use a paring knife to slice a slit into their little noggins to help!  then let them finish setting up!  cute and delicious!!  oh, and by the way, i found the candy eyes at walmart in the baking section!

Happy Halloween!!
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  1. Sooo cute....I would LOVE for you to please share this awesome post at my 6Wicked Days of Halloween party today pweeease... ..wishing u a spootacular day :))

  2. I can't believe that snow! What the heck?!!!

    Your bat cupcakes turned out so well. I've seen different versions, but yours is the best!

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