IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE!
October first is hours away (or already here, depending on when you read this) – do you know what this means?!?! Holiday season is ***almost*** here! Ok, not here here, but so close I can almost taste it…!
I just love Halloween. I rarely dress up or even go to Halloween events, I also don’t like scary movies 🙂 but I love the idea of getting to dress as someone else. Last year I did dress up – twice in one day! My employer at the time had a costume contest (was there really a contest, or did we all just dress up? During the day, I went as a Radio Account Executive from 1982. In the evening, I wore my classic Ginger Spice costume (which is what I default to most years).
My boss has promoted me to Official Holiday Decorator (also, official pot luck organizer, but that’s for another day :-), so I’ve been gathering my Halloween decorations and purchasing some new items to decorate the office – pictures to follow next week.
What better way to get everyone into the Halloween spirit than eating festive Halloween cupcakes? I did some Google image searching and found a lot of great ideas, there are some creative cupcake decorators out there! I bought a box of Halloween FunFetti cake mix and colored it orange. Then I added filling. You may remember my Rainbow Cake where I used my Perfect Cake Filling.
I picked three easyish and cute cupcakes – Dracula, eyeball and spider web. My mom was a big help! She is a AWESOME cake decorator, so she is always in charge of getting the first layer of frosting on. Hopefully someday I will be able to put frosting on dessert like she can.
My sister in law is an eye doctor, I hope we got the blood shot eyes correct 🙂
Dracula was the toughest. We used this FANTASTIC black icing, but it was a little runny for his hair. The plastic container had a round tip, but we needed one with texture. Once we got his eyes and pupils on him, he turned out pretty cute 🙂
The spider is actually a plastic spider ring. I choose teal frosting for the base because it was prettier than plain white.
Yum! I can’t wait to eat these… and I hope my coworkers enjoy them as much as I do!