Sunday, November 2, 2014

Bloody Glass Halloween Cupcakes

Do you want a creepy, scary cupcake for Halloween with bloody broken glass that is edible?  Then if your that creepy type, this is perfect for you.  Vampires will love these babies.

Also be aware that once the sugar glass has been shattered it is very sharp just like glass.  Yes, it is edible like a lollipop, but it does have sharp edges.  Not recommended for small children.  These bloody cupcakes are for teenagers and adults.   

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Makes about 20- 25 cupcakes (regular size)
Jumbo size about 12-15

Cake Ingredients:
1 package White Duncan Hines Cake Mix
1 cup sugar
1 cup cake flour
1 T. cocoa powder (Hershey's)
Lots of Red food Coloring
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup oil
1 cup sour cream room temperature
1 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients in a stand mixer until well mixed.  Fill cupcake liners little over half full.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until when touched on top it bounces back.

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 package cream cheese, softened
about 8 cups confectioner's sugar
1 T. Milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cream butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Add milk and extract, mix well.  Slowly add confectioner's sugar until you reach the consistency needed for piping.  You might have to add more confectioner's sugar if needed.

Broken Glass
Can be prepared a day ahead (cover with clear wrap after shattered, keep in cool place, not fridge)
*Be very careful melted sugar is dangerous and you can get a severe burn
Cookie sheet covered with aluminum and spray release
Metal spoon or offset spatula lightly sprayed with released
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup

Place ingredients in a heavy sauce pot.  Using a candy thermometer bring to hard crack stage about 300- 310 degrees, (Do not go pass the stage where sugar starts to caramelized and turn amber.  You want your sugar glass to be clear).  Pour onto aluminum covered cookie sheet sprayed lightly with spray release.  Tilt pan slightly but carefully to allow sugar mixture to spread or use  back of spray greased spoon or offset spatula and spread.  Let cool completely until harden then crack into shards of glass.  Do not place in fridge, the sugar will break down.  

Edible Blood Goop:
Can be prepared a day ahead
1/2 can of sweeten condense milk
red gel food coloring to achieve desired blood colored

Mix the two ingredients above until you have a bloody mess.

Assembly:  After cupcakes have cooled completely, pipe frosting, dip shard of glass into bloody goop and drizzle more blood on top.   Only add glass until ready to serve or take to a party after a few hours the sugar will start to soften from the fats of the frosting.  I did test it out and my glass lasted over nite after being in a cupcake all nite.  I believe it depends if you bring the sugar to the right stage.  It has to be hard crack.  Use a candy thermometer. I recommend making your glass and blood a day before, just to make assembly easier for you.  Heck you can even make the frosting a day ahead.  Just bring to room temperature before piping.  

REPEAT:  Also be aware that once the sugar has been shattered it is very sharp just like glass.  Yes, it is edible like a lollipop but it does have sharp edges.  Not recommended for small children.  These are for teenagers and adults.   

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