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.
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.