Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen!: Halloween Dream Cupcakes {Wilton Helped Me Decorate Cupcakes Like a Rockstar}

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Dream Cupcakes {Wilton Helped Me Decorate Cupcakes Like a Rockstar}

Happy Monday my friends. I can't believe Halloween is only a week away. October is sure flying by isn't it? That's OK because my kiddos and I are really excited about Halloween.

Yep it is definitely one of our favorite holidays. The kids have already had their Halloween costumes on more times than I can count.


Besides dressing up we also love the cooler weather, decorating the house, heading out to the pumpkin patch, carving jack o lanterns and all the yummy Halloween treats to be baked and eaten.

So far we have made a
Halloween Jell-O Poke Cake and Halloween Cookie Bars {Mommy's Favorite}. We still had a few other things on our list one being Halloween Cupcakes!

I can pretty much bake just about anything, but when it comes to decorating that's a whole different story. No matter how hard I try my cupcakes and cookies never look professional. Well that is until now!
 

I'm so excited my friends because I finally have some cupcakes that are post worthy. Just look at them don't you think they turned out cute? Well I have to admit I can't take all the credit on this one.

As a Walmart Mom I was recently sent a box of goodies to try out courtesy of Wilton. I was excited and nervous all at the same time because I knew decorating wasn't my strong point. So with a lot of help from Wilton I was able to pull of those fun Halloween cupcakes pictured above.

It was easy because Wilton has Festive Sprinkles, Edible Eyeballs, Icing Colors, Halloween Cupcake liners, and a variety of Holiday Cupcake Picks to top off your cupcakes.

All of these supplies can be found in the holiday & cake decorating section of your local Walmart. You can find combo packs of baking liners and picks in a variety of themes which make it really thrifty. (Boo theme, Fall, Pumpkins and more) all for just $1.88 a package.

Wilton also has these cute in store Free Tear Pad Instructional sheets that really helped me along. One side showed the finished product and the flip side gave all the directions needed.

I started off by baking up my favorite dream cupcakes. {recipe at the end of this post}. This is the one recipe that I can always depend on when I want my cupcakes to turn out like they were professionally baked.

I was also given a sample box of Wilton's Butter Cream Icing Mix. I wasn't sure if it would be enough to decorate all the cupcakes, so I made a batch of their Butter cream Frosting as well {recipe below}. If you want a homemade cupcake version Wilton's website has a ton of cupcake recipes.

I tinted up some frosting and used candy corns, candy pumpkins and pretty much all of the Halloween cupcake picks.

I played around with the frosting tips and edible eyeballs and came up with these cute mummy cupcakes and boo cakes.

By the time I was finished it had looked like a Halloween bomb had went off in my kitchen LOL. It was all worth it in the end. Because when my kids got home from school and saw the cupcakes on the counter the first thing they said was................

Where did you buy those cupcakes????? Buy I said nope I made them! Trust me on this one the looks on their faces were of both shock and surprise. Mackenzie said mom ya did good!

Thank you Wilton ; ) because of your help I finally decorated cupcakes like a Rock Star!!!!






Halloween Dream Cupcakes

Ingredients:
1 - white or french vanilla cake mix
1 - envelope dry dream whip
1 - small box vanilla or french vanilla cook n serve pudding mix
4 - large eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 - cup vegetable oil
1 - cup water

Wilton's Butter Cream Icing:
1/2 - cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 - cup (1 stick) real butter
1 - teaspoon Wilton clear vanilla extract
4 - cups sifted confectioner's sugar (1 lb)
2 - tablespoons milk

Directions:
Beat all ingredients in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moisten, scraping sides of bowl often. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes.

Pour mixture into cupcake pans lined with cupcake liners.Fill each cupcake about 2/3 full with batter. I use my ice cream scooper for even cupcakes.

Bake for about 14-16 minutes or when a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack and frost.

To make the butter cream icing in a large bowl cream shortening and butter together with electric mixer. Add vanilla.

Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often.

When all the sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. Keep refrigerated when not in use.

Recipe yields: 3 cups icing.

Note: For pure white icing omit butter and substitute an additional 1/2 cup of shortening. Add 1/2 teaspoon Wilton non colored butter flavoring.




This is a sponsored post. I am participating in the Walmart Moms Program. Walmart & Wilton have provided me with samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. Participation in this program is voluntary and the opinions stated above are entirely my own.

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4 comments:

Jennifurla said... #

Ilove the ghost ones!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said... #

These are all terrific Tina -- love Wilton products :)

Blessings!
Gail

Coleen said... #

You did such a great job. I love the mummy ones!!

CosmoGirl Carla said... #

I LOVE baking and decorating cupcakes, and your's turned out fantastic! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. Think I'll make a run to Walmart in couple days. Thanks for sharing.