Friday, October 30, 2009

MSC Cupcake Club October Bonus Recipe - Halloween Cupcakes

OH my word I had an absolute blast making these cupcakes! I was really excited when I found out that we were having another bonus recipe for the Martha Stewart Cupcake Club. I decided to get creative with what I had on hand instead of decorating the cupcakes with all of the candy that we could have used for the cupcakes in the cookbook. I guess I used my artistic freedom ha.

I chose to make the One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes from the book. I have to say that these are my favorite cupcakes that I have made out of the book so far. They are amazing! The chocolate is just right and they are so moist! I was surprised to see how watery that the batter was after mixing them. I actually used a measuring pitcher to pour the batter in instead of scooping it in. I loved how this recipe only used one bowl too. It took less time because you just throw everything together in the mixer. This cupcake recipe is definitely going into my file for a make again.

I decided not to use Martha's icing recipe. I haven't been a big fan so far of her buttercreams...they seem a little too buttery. I used the Wilton Buttercream recipe. It was good and very easy to work with. I haven't given up on Martha's recipes...I just decided to do my own thing this time.

My nieces are going to go wild over these tomorrow on Halloween. They love cupcakes and when you add the decorations, it will send them over the edge. I hope that everyone had as much fun making and decorating your cupcakes!


Tracey said...

Nice job on your pumpkin cupcakes! They're super cute :) I'm a big fan of Martha's one bowl chocolate cupcakes too - delicious and easy!

SUGAR B said...

OMG I love your cupcakes! WOW, you did such a great job!

Happy Halloween!

Kayte said...

Your cupcakes are just darling. At first glance I thought they were all the same all lined up but then I realized each one was different and thought, "Wow, this woman is really creative!" Such fun, I loved looking at each one. I used the one bowl chcoclate cupcakes also and was worried that I had done something wrong b/c the batter was so very thin, but the guys said they were GREAT, and I was going to use the Wilton buttercream (my fav for so many many years), but I thought I would give the chocolate one a try on page 302 and my guys liked it a lot, so I think I will put "keeper" beside that one. Such fun to visit and see your sweet little jack-o-lanterns!

Janine said...

Very, very cute. I'm going to have to try those one bowl cupcakes.

Monica said...

These turned out sooo cute! Great job on your creativity. I also loved the one bowl chocolate cupcakes. Mine turned out deelish too!

marthaandme said...

SO cute. These are terrific. a