Halloween will be here in less than 2 weeks, so we started practicing our spooky cupcakes skills. It was our first time having a go at making something with icing, so check out what we came up with.

Earlier today I shared our Top 5 Tips for Baking with Children, so nothing better than putting them in practice. Little man is a great chef, he can whisk a cake mix like nobody else.

We made some easy cupcakes and here is the recipe we followed from Appliance Online blog.

Ingredients for 12 yummy cupcakes:

  • 65g caster sugar
  • 60g Light soft brown sugar
  • 125g self raising flour
  • 25g Chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 125g butter or margarine, softened at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp milk, to loosen

Baking Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Empty the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl
  • Add the butter and the eggs and mix well
  • Add the milk and vanilla extract (optional) and mix
  • Spoon mixture into cupcake cases
  • Bake for 15 mins or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean
  • Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  • And simply decorate!

Now it’s where the fun starts by decorating the cupcakes. We have chosen to use a Halloween Icing kit with orange, white, black and purple icing.

It was a lot of fun making spooky Halloween modelling: Spiders, Pumpkins, Spooky Ghost, Witch hat, Spooky Snail and Spooky Pizza Face.

Based on past experiences, I knew the cupcakes would be eaten very soon, so I took lots of photos of them so I could cherish our first modelling with icing! I’m sure our Halloween Cupcakes will go like hot cakes!

Since Appliance Online is giving away amazing prizes for cakes and I have followed their yummy recipe, I shall submit this post for a chance to win a great bundle of treats!

Baking itself was very enjoyable, let alone winning amazing treats for the whole family! Great! 🙂

I have entered this into Mummy Mishaps I Love Cake