Oh boy! I am so glad that it is Saturday today. This week has d-r-a-g-g-e-d on. I haven’t felt well, Price had to work late a whole bunch, and everything was just annoying.
Yes, there we’re loads of wonderful thing that happened this week. Like #HalloweenTreatsWeek!!! And getting interviewed for a feature on the news (more on that soon!)
But there were some stupid silly things. Like how some jerk spilled water in the aisle at Publix and I didn’t see it and I came crashing down. Thankfully, I was pushing the cart at the time so that sorta slowed my fall, but still… ouch! The staff at Publix was great and helpful. But, really, just tell people you spilled, they will clean it up. It’s a good thing that I fell and just ended up with a big bruise on my leg, versus an elderly person falling and getting really hurt.
At least I have had all this fun baking to happily distract me of the stupid stuff happening this week.
These Super Cute Ghost Halloween Cupcakes will be a hit at your Halloween party. Kids of all ages will love them. The moist cupcake, fluffy frosting, pretty sprinkles, and cute ghost on top… so perfect!!
The key to making really awesome cakes and cupcakes is beating the butter and sugar
Instead of your awesome, but average, vanilla cupcakes, I made these citrus ones. I combined orange blossom extract and lemon extract. I love the light, refreshing flavors of citrus, so I though that would be so much fun for these cupcakes. Plus, I was thinking that the orange and yellow sprinkles from Sweets and Treats were perfect pairing for those flavors
Boo!! Hope you had a wonderful #halloweentreatsweek with me and all the other wonderful bloggers who participated in serving up scary delicious treats.
Super Cute Ghost Halloween Cupcakes
For the Cupcakes
- 1 1/2 Cup self-rising flour
- 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 2 Cups sugar
- 4 large eggs at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon orange blossom extract
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 Cup milk
For the Frosting
- 1 Cup unsalted butter softened
- 8 Cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract Adam's Extracts
- 24 ghost and candy corn candies
Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 12-cup muffin tins with liners
In a large bowl, combine the self rising flour and all-purpose flour. Set aside.
In the bowl of stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Beat well on medium speed for 4 minutes, until very fluffy. Scrape down the bowl every minute.
Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well to incorporate. Add the extracts.
Alternating the flour mixture and milk, add half of each, beating well after each addition.
Evenly divide the batter into the cupcake liners.
Bake for 20-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake is clean upon removal. Let cool.
To make the frosting, in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar, 1 Cup at a time. Mix well. Add the milk and extract, beat well.
Pour the sprinkles into a small bowl. Ice the cupcakes, then dip into the sprinkles. Place 1 candy ghost in the center of the frosting.
Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
- Frosted White Chocolate Halloween Swirl Brownies from Big Bear’s Wife
- Candy Corn Pound Cake from Sweet ReciPEAs
- Halloween Scene Cake from Mrs Happy Homemaker
- Graveyard Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
- Gooey Monster Peanut Butter Cookies from The Spiffy Cookie
- Mini Mummy Dogs from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Bleeding Red Velvet Lava Cakes from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Spooky Halloween Muddy Buddies from The Redhead Baker
Happy Halloween! We hope you’re ready for a spooktacular event as we celebrate Halloween with the first annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This haunting week-long event is filled with fantastic Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For our very first #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 100 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all!
Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Pure Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Caramel Extract, Almond Extract, Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix and Adam’s Best Twice as strong Vanilla
Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Halloween Cookie House Bat, Tombstone and Skull 3-Piece Cookie Cutter Set, Halloween Skull Tube Pan, Zombie Cupcake Liners, Skull Sugar Decorations
Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away 1 (one) 1.5lb Sprinkle Mix Kit from their shop
Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a $25 Visa Gift Card
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 1st – October 6th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Treat Street USA ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.