Halloween Cupcakes using Fondant

Remember when Megan and I had the chance to play with fondant thanks to the lovely people at King Arthur Flour? While we were at it, we figured it would be fun to do some Halloween cupcakes decorated with fondant. Megan had wanted to do the ghosts and I suggested adding the mummies as well.

Since I baked up our cake layers, Megan baked the cupcakes and made the frosting. The mummies were pretty simple to assemble. We spread a small amount of buttercream on top of the regular sized vanilla cupcakes. Then, fondant was rolled to a thin thickness. We used a knife to cut thin strips of fondant to lay on top of the buttercream. There’s really no rhyme or reason to how you lay them on there, I stuck with straight lines and an X across the bottom. I was sure to leave a small opening for the chocolate eyes.

The ghosts came up next. Megan made mini cupcakes for us to use for the ghosts. We each tried (and decided on) a couple different methods for giving our ghosts some height. I went with the stacked approach. I frosted all of my mini cupcakes. Then I unwrapped half of them. I stacked the unwrapped cupcakes on top of the wrapped cupcakes to build a tower of mini cupcakes. Using our thinly rolled fondant, I cut out a large circle of fondant. I simply draped the circle of fondant over the top mini cupcake and draped it down the side. Megan melted some chocolate for us to add eyes to our ghosts.

Playing with fondant was a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to doing it some more in the future. Be sure to check out some more detailed instructions and other ideas on the King Arthur Flour website. And go check out Megan’s method for making the ghosts.

Don’t forget about my Power of Pink Challenge – make something PINK by the end of the month to raise Breast Cancer Awareness!

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7 Responses to “Apple Slab”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — November 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    You are my hero for emailing the hotline! I always assume that bakers like you and Megan know every trick to baking…but it weirdly comforts me that you get nervous sometimes too!

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    We Are Not Martha — November 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    How cool! This is so unique and fun-looking. And I love that you contacted the KAF hotline… I’m definitely going to have to do that in the future!

    Sues

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    Allison@KingArthurFlour — November 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Glad you used the hotline! I called it this weekend for a cake question. So helpful!

    Happy baking season!

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    purple squirrel — November 11, 2010 at 12:39 am

    These look great!
    Nice to check out your blog~ I’m just north of you, and it looks like your food choices lately are VERY similar to mine! Must be the “air” in New England! 🙂

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    Jen — November 11, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Oh I totally have no shame in asking for help. Like I always say, I’m really good at following recipes, but the second I have to do something out of the ordinary, I get really nervous…

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    How nice to know they are there for help you out!

    This dessert looks great. Perfect for Fall 🙂

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    Megan — November 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    One of the many reasons I love KAF! I think this is a great thing to have in the freezer for last-minute company or planning ahead. I only wish I had seen it when I still had a surplus of apples!

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