Bloody Broken Glass Cupcakes

Okay, yes I know.. I have been majorly slacking. I guess it has been hard lately between school and work to find energy to complete anything these days. So here, at an attempt to redeem myself, I have a short, fun Halloween post. 

I quickly whipped up a batch of cupcakes to bring to my co-workers and was feeling a bit gory, as per usual when Halloween time comes around. For me, the more guts and blood – the better.

These cupcakes were your typical red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. But to transform them into a bloody mess, candy “glass” was made out of sugar and I simply used red food colouring for the blood. 

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Things you will need: 

– A heavy bottomed pot with high sides 

– A candy thermometer 

– Foil lined cookie sheet, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray 

– 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 

– 3/4 cup water 

– Red food colouring 

Dissolve sugar and water over medium heat and continue to cook until reaches 290-300 degrees. Remove from heat and quickly pour onto prepared baking sheet. Tilt the sheet to evenly distribute sugar. Let cool to harden. 

I found it easier to break into pieces when I let it cool in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes. 

To decorate cupcakes, remove foil and break sugar glass into large pieces and place into iced cupcake. Add a drop or two of red food colouring to each cupcake. 

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  1. That’s a mean looking cupcake !

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