Frankenstein Cupcakes are perfect for Halloween! Halloween is just around the corner, and you’re looking for a fun new recipe to try? These cupcakes are easy to make and taste delicious. You get to choose your favorite cupcake flavor They also look really cool with the green frosting and black sprinkles.
Frankenstein Cupcakes for Halloween
Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about what you will be wearing. It can be hard to think of a costume that stands out these days, but with Halloween fast approaching, there are lots of great ideas available. I have been pulling together my favorite Halloween party ideas for kids and there is no doubt that these Frankenstein cupcakes need to be on it.
These cupcakes are easy to make and they’re sure to get people talking at the party. Plus, who doesn’t love cupcakes topped with a mound of frosting topped with sprinkles.
What Flavor Cupcakes Should I Use
You can use any kind of cupcake flavor that you like. Any flavor that you choose will taste great and can be made into Frankenstein. If you are using a chocolate cake batter, you will be ready to just add the toppings one the cupcakes are cooled. If you are using a light colored cake flavor, you will want to add a bit of green food coloring to the cake batter in order to make the green bottom of Frankenstein.
Can I Use a Box Mix
Using a cake mix is a great way to save time when you are making these Frankenstein cupcakes. While you can use a cake mix, if you make it according to the box, you are going to be disappointed. The cake mix cake is lacking in flavor and can often be dry. You can make a boxed cake mix taste like a bakery cake with a few small changes. Believe me, if you have never tried this trick, you are missing out. You will be able to use a box mix and make the most incredible cake, everyone will swear that this is from a bakery.
How to Store Halloween Cupcakes
Cupcakes are best when stored at room temperature. With few exceptions, like it is topped with a cream cheese frosting or the cupcakes have things like fresh fruit. The refrigeration has a tendency to make the cupcakes taste dry and stale faster than when they are stored at room temperature.
While you are storing these Halloween cupcakes at room temperature, you want to make sure you keep them covered well. I recommend using a cupcake storage container. But if not, be sure to keep them protected from the air to prevent them from getting stale.
Can These Frankenstein Cups Can Be Frozen
There is no reason you can not freeze these Frankenstein cupcakes. This is a great way to make the cupcakes early and still have them fresh when you need them. If you can freeze the cupcakes unfrosted, this is always the best way to do it.
However, if you want to be able to have the cupcakes completely ready, you can frost them and the freeze them. I recommend freezing the cupcakes on a plate or cookie sheet first. once the frosting is frozen hard, wrap them in plastic wrap. This will keep the cupcakes and frosting together and keep the frosting from smashing. After the Halloween cupcakes are wrapped, place them all in a container or freezer bag. This will keep them together and safe.
When you are going to thaw the cupcakes, be sure to remove the plastic wrap first and then thaw them. If you thaw them first, the frosting will stick to the plastic wrap.
How to Make Frankenstein’s Head
After you have colored the frosting, you want to scoop the frosting on top of the cupcakes. Then you will use a spatula to shape the frosting into a square shape. Gently press each side to form it into a flat area that makes the rectangle. Then you will press the top down before pressing it into the sprinkles.
Frankenstein Cupcakes Ingredients
Cupcakes. You can use any flavor cupcake that you want to, if you are using a white cupcake then you can also add a few drop of green food coloring to the cupcake batter before baking it so they are green too.
- Strawberry Cupcakes
- Chocolate cupcakes
- Vanilla Cupcakes
- Angel Food Cupcakes
- Almond Cupcakes
- Red Velvet Cupcakes
- Mocha Cupcakes
- Peanut Butter cupcakes
White Buttercream Frosting. You want to use a white frosting that you can color green, you can use any frosting flavor that you want to.
Candy Eye Balls.
Brown M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces.
How to Make Frankeinstein Cupcakes
Bake the cupcakes and allow them to cool.
While the cupcakes are cooling make your white frosting and color it green using green gel food coloring.
Using a spatula plop a pile of frosting on top of the cupcake, using a spatula shape it to have a squarish shaped head.
Press chocolate sprinkles on top for the hair.
Add one brown M&M or Reece’s Pieces to each side of the head.
Place 2 candy eyes to the front of the face.
- White Buttercream Frosting
- Chocolate Sprinkles
- Candy Eyeballs
- Brown M&Ms or Reese's Pieces
- Bake the cupcakes and allow them to cool.
- While the cupcakes are cooling make your white frosting and color it green using green gel food coloring.
- Using a spatula plop a pile of frosting on top of the cupcake, using a spatula shape it to have a squarish shaped head.
- Add chocolate sprinkles on top for the hair.
- Add one brown M&M or Reeses Pieces to each side of the head.
- Add 2 candy eyes to the front of the face.
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