Vampire Cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • Cake mix + all the ingredients to make it**
  • 5-6 oz. white fondant
  • Brown gel food colouring
  • 3-4 oz. black fondant
  • ½ stick butter softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • Black decorating frosting
Instructions
  1. Prepare and bake cupcakes according to the package’s directions.
  2. Once the cupcakes are out of the oven, cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.
  3. As the cupcakes set, separate 1 oz. of white fondant and set aside.
  4. Add a drop of brown gel food coloring to the remainder of the white fondant and knead until completely tinted.
  5. Roll out the beige fondant until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use the circular cookie cutter to cut out 12 circles.
  6. Roll out the black fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use circular cookie cutter and cut out 6 circles.
  7. Now, time to create the vampire’s “widow’s peak.” Use the heart-shaped cookie cutter to trim off ¾ of the black circle. What will be left is the top portion of the circle with a point in the middle.
  8. Flip over the remainder of the black fondant circle and repeat - 2 widow’s peaks can be created per black circle.
  9. Place one widow peak on each beige fondant circle. Water can be lightly brushed on the back of each fondant piece to secure even more.
  10. With the remaining white fondant, roll out 24 small spheres, about ¼ of an inch in size.
  11. Roll each sphere into a small oval and flatten slightly. Give each one a point at the bottom - these will act as the vampire’s fangs.
  12. To make the buttercream frosting, place butter, icing sugar and milk in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer - start on slow and gradually increase to high.
  13. Once ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks, use an offset spatula to frost each cupcake with a thin layer.
  14. Place one fondant piece on each cupcake.
  15. Attach Wilton icing tip #5 on black decorating frosting and frost out two dots on the vampire’s face and a curved line for its smile.
  16. Place two fondant fangs on each cupcake.
  17. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

**Most cake mixes yield approximately 24 cupcakes, so we suggest cutting the recipe in half to make a dozen of these Halloween treats!