I believe that creativity is a powerful skill that can be practiced and developed. I hope my blog inspires you to find your very own "creative lment". ~LM
Yahhh – it’s almost Halloween! And to celebrate, I decided to take a day off from production and do something creative in the kitchen. For inspiration, I headed over to Wilton – and they did not disappoint. By hitting “Search by Ideas” I was able to narrow down my choices by both category and celebration – which made it pretty easy for me to make something I already had icing tips for. I finally decided on the Little Monster Cupcakes – an adorable little design featuring several colours, a nice assortment of candy and just the right touch of drama.
Not having used Wilton website instructions before I quickly realized that it would be up to me to find a suitable cupcake recipe. Off to the bookshelf I went! I finally settled on simple vanilla – a nice base for all those tasty toppings. The ingredient list included something called “super fine sugar” – which I later read was basically granulated sugar chopped up further in a blender – and apparently makes the cupcake batter even better! So, a few zip’s in the Magic Bullet and I was good to go. I proceeded to mix all the ingredients and even resisted the urge to over mix the batter (very proud of myself lol).
While the cupcakes were cooking, I proceeded to make all of the different coloured butter cream icing I would need – orange, black and a small amount of white for the teeth. Once done, I proceeded to decorate as per the instructions – placing the candy, and setting in the little antennas.
My version did not have arms as I wanted them to fit nicely in my cupcake carrier (and I was glad I made that decision as I think it saved me quite a bit of time). While it was a little tedious, I found this project to be straight forward and extremely fun. I mean, just look at all those little faces….just begging to be eaten! LOL Well, they certainly had the “wow” effect I was looking for and helped spread enthusiasm for one of my favorite times of the year. Wishing you all a happy and safe halloween! ~LM