Halloween


My family stopped celebrating Halloween when I was little, but I enjoy making Halloween decorations now that I’m an adult. This weekend, I’m going to make Zombie cupcakes to share at work on Monday – that is if I don’t eat them all before then. I’m including the recipe below in case you’d like to join me. (Thank you www.cutefoodforkids.com for the zombie hand recipe and AllRecipes.com for the homemade cupcakes!)

Zombie Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS
– 1 cup white sugar
– 1/2 cup butter
– 2 eggs
– 2 tsp. vanilla extract
– 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1-3/4 tsp. baking powder
– 3/4 cup milk
– Frosting (I’m going for the store bought kind)
– 1/4 bag pink candy melts

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your cupcake tins with liners (I’m going for black).

Cream sugar and butter in a bowl for several minutes (until light and fluffy), then beat in the eggs (REALLY WELL), one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder with a wire whisk, add half of the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternating with the milk and mix well until the batter is smooth. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. For directions on the spooky zombie hands go here. Have fun!

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I also wanted to share a fun template for your front door (download here). I have to mention that I didn’t come up with it on my own. I found the idea online and traced a photo of the design.

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