I am a sucker for holidays. There really isn’t any holiday that I don’t enjoy or that I don’t like making crafts or food for.
But for me, Halloween is one of my favorites. It is such a fun holiday. It’s a day when you can pretend to be anything or anybody you want, even if it’s just for a night! How many chances in the real world do we get to be someone else for a day?
Of course, then the real challenge comes into play, deciding on just one character.
I usually don’t decorate much for Halloween, mostly for the fact that my Love of Fall takes over. My daughter uses the expression that “Fall threw up on our porch” haha! Sorry, I might go into Fall overload! It’s a southern thing.
But to satisfy my need to recognize all holidays I normally do a small few things in the house. That includes a few minimal decorations and of course, a few yummy treats which I have always enjoyed making for Halloween parties. But I do go all out decorating for Halloween events. That makes up for my lack of decor at home right?
For this Halloween, I wanted to share this adorable cupcake idea with you! These spooky, goblin ghosts are a perfect addition to any Halloween gathering this year.
Here is what you need:
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 sticks real butter (1 cup)
1 cup water
1/4 cup of Hershey Syrup or 4 tbs of cocoa ( whichever you prefer)
1/2 cup buttermilk (or 1/2 milk with a teaspoon of white vinegar mixed in)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla ( I prefer 1/2 tsp vanilla paste)
Mix and bring the butter cocoa and water to a boil
Pour mixture over sugar and flour
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well
Fill cupcake pans almost 3/4 way full
Bake at 350 for 15-20
I love this super easy icing. I can eat a bowl by its self!
1 container of marshmallow cream 6-8 oz
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla (I prefer 1/2 paste)
Beat softened butter and powdered sugar until fluffy (no lumps)
Add in marshmallow cream and vanilla
Mix together by hand
To make the ghosts I simply add frosting in piping bag and swirl up on cupcakes. For the eyes, I use sugar eyes found in your baking aisle.
I hope you enjoy these ghostly treats and Happy Halloween!