For whatever reason, I don’t make cupcakes all that often. I don’t know why – they are super easy to make, clean up, and especially fun to eat. Today, Harrison had a football game, and unfortunately they lost a really close one. So once we got home, I said, “Today would be a good day for cupcakes.” Harrison agreed enthusiastically!! Not too many kids wouldn’t. 🙂
Since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought we should make the cupcakes extra festive. Luckily, the only extra ingredient I needed to make the “spiderwebs” was already in my fridge – chocolate syrup! My mom use to do this with a regular sheet cake and vanilla frosting, and everyone would always say how pretty it was. Truth is, it is so easy to do! Simply frost your cupcakes as usual, and make a spiral with the chocolate syrup starting in the center and working outward. Next, use a toothpick in the center of the cupcake and drag it outward toward the edge, pulling the frosting and syrup to make a pretty line.
The results are beautifully “spooktacular”!!
The cupcakes under the pretty frosting are super easy, also. The recipe uses a store-bought mix, with some extra ingredients to make it extra yummy. (I’m a fan of using mixes, as they are pretty fool-proof. The flavor and consistency are pretty spot-on and I always like to add a little sour cream to make the cake extra moist.)
I hope these cupcake help make your Halloween or Fall celebration an event to remember!