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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween - finally!


GLOW IN THE DARK CUPCAKES




Ingredients:

1 black light
prepared and cooled cupcakes

White Glow In The Dark Frosting

7 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
5 tablespoons tonic water {diet tonic water works too}
mini chocolate chips morsels

Extras Needed for Green Glowing Frosting

Neon Food Color
0.3 ounce package of either Lime or Orange Gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup chilled tonic water

Directions:

Prepare desired cupcakes and allow to cool. Begin frosting by adding confectioners' sugar, shortening, vanilla, and 3 tablespoons tonic water into a large bowl. Beat on low speed until no loss sugar is visible. Add remaining two tablespoons as needed to bring frosting to piping consistency. Mix at high speed for about a minute to allow frosting to become light and fluffy. Place half of white frosting into a separate bowl and set aside. Add neon food coloring to frosting until it reaches desired color {orange for orange gelatin, green for lime gelatin}.

Pipe colored frosting onto cooled cupcakes and place in the freezer for at least an hour. Meanwhile pipe white frosting on half of the cupcakes using a large round frosting tip. Add two mini chocolate chip morsels for the ghost's eyes to finish ghost cupcakes.

After lettering colored cupcakes freeze, prepare the gelatin by adding gelatin mix to 1 cup boiling water. Stir for about 2 minutes then add 1 cup chilled tonic water. Transfer to a container that will let you easily dip frosting into and place into an ice bath to cool. Keep gelatin in ice bath stirring occasionally until gelatin is cool but not yet set {about 5 to 10 minutes}.

When gelatin is cool to the touch take cupcakes out of the freezer a couple at a time. Dip into gelatin upside down, submerging the frosting but not the cake {it is ok for the gelatin to drip onto cupcake, just don't submerge it completely}. Rotate cupcakes dipping and then returning to the freezer for about a minutes to set gelatin, then re-dip. Dip 4 to 6 times for best results.

Refrigerate until a couple minutes before serving to keep gelatin set. Then place cupcakes under a black light and watch them glow.

{Make enough frosting for about 24 cupcakes}

Now I can't remember who sent me this (sorry) but this is the blog the recipe came from:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghoulishly-Glowing-Cupcakes/


Thought for the day:

Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupry

Sometimes, if you don't UNDERSTAND do it anyway.


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40 comments:

Jill said...

Oh my gosh! These are fantastic! Did you make some?

Have a Happy Halloween, Sandie!

ArtyMarti said...

Happy Halloween! I'll have to pin this so next year I can wow all my friends. Marti

Jean said...

Gee...I didn't know neon food color even existed. What a cute idea!
Happy Halloween Sandie!

Life is good! said...

darling idea! happy halloween!

Sandra said...

I love that first quote and i really should memorize it to remind me that everyone, and that means everyone can and will hurt us, but the ones that matter are the ones that are worth it all. love that quote, i really do. and those are the cutest witches. made me smile.

Better is Possible said...

Great recipe. I'm going to forward it to my daughter in law. The grandkids will these cupcakes.
Happy Halloween to you!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I wish I had that frosting recipe last Friday when I made 40 cupcakes for my granddaughter's Halloween party. I will keep that recipe for next year. Thanks, that will be a big hit.

Changes in the wind said...

Those cupcakes are too cute to eat...

Eva Ason said...

Happy Halloween dear Sandie!
Those glowing cakes looks nice - have you made them? Nice recipe. Hope you're having a lovely day :)
Enjoy the rest of it! Hugs x

That corgi :) said...

Cupcakes look delicious!! I hope you have a great Halloween Sandie! Don't eat too many treats!

betty

Sush said...

Ohhhhh the grandkids would be wild about these...I'm going to bookmark this for sure!

Happy Halloween to you and yours!

Knitty said...

Oh boy, what fun these will be the next time my grand nieces and nephews are over, and of course Colton too, but he might not get into the novelty of them for a year or two. Thanks!!

Susan said...

Those sound so cute, Sandie. Bet GS would LOVE those! Take care and have a Happy Halloween! Susan

Remington said...

AWESOME! Have a fun Halloween, my dear friend!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Cute cupcakes!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Hope you are having a great day! Spooky cupcakes! hugs, Linda

blueviolet said...

Oooo, love those glow in the dark cupcakes!

DeanO said...

Sandie - no pure logic here and I love cupcakes...any time of the day!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Sandie, those cupcakes look spooktacular!! The icing is the best part! :D Have a fun Halloween!

My Journey With Candida said...

Those cupcakes look positively glowing.

Happy Halloween!!

Belle said...

Those are very frightening cupcakes that I would not want to meet in the dark.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is so cool! I haven't seen that before. Happy Halloween.

Joey said...

Sandie,

You have to be the neatest Grandma I know.

I've missed you too. Your note brought tears to my eyes.

Love,
Joey

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Cool cupcakes!

I tried to comment on your blog this weekend, but it said that comments weren't allowed to go through. Know that I read it though! :-) Happy Halloween!

SweetMarie said...

Those are so cute! Wish they had that frosting those when Kyle was younger. Eat one for me...two if they're chocolate! LOL!
Hope you're grandson has a great Halloween and you too!

The Boston Lady said...

Sandie, as always you are a font of ideas and information. Wish my kids were still in elementary school and I was room mom so I could blow their socks off with those cupcakes! Ann

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi Sandie,

Those cupcakes are fantastic!

I hope that you are having a lovely day and that Halloween is going well for you and your family.

x Fiona

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the glow in the dark cupcakes! Happy Halloween Sandie-have fun:@)

Ann said...

those are the coolest cupcakes I have ever seen.
Happy Halloween

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sandie..YOU are so clever. Too late for me to try it this year..but passing it on to daughter who now does the baking,etc. for next year. :) Thanks!!

Carol............. said...

My granddaughter is going to love these! Thanks.......

Wanda's Wings said...

Happy Halloween!

Munir said...

What a fun post. Happy Halloween to you too. No trick or treaters for us this evening due to rain and down wires and black out in a lot of neighbouhoods:(

GrammyK said...

I'll have to try those cupcakes next year (too busy this year!)!! I bet the kids will eat 'em up!! Ha Ha!!

Haven't had a lot of computer time these past few days so I'm catching up here.

Happy Halloween!! And thanks for the card!! ;-)

<3 Kris

Shug said...

Glo In the Dark cupcakes? Oh my...if my grandkids see this, they will be wanting me to make em'
happy Halloween Sandie...
Hugs,
shug

Angela said...

Wow! I had no idea that you can make glow in the dark icing! Not sure if I would feel comfortable eating it though. I wouldn't want to glow on my insides! lol

Happy Halloween!
Angela

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Sandie, We are back from our holiday and tired out. Please read what I have put about Halloween on my Bog. Much love Crystal xx

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Those are very cute. What a great party idea.

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my word! I've not SEEN nor HEARD of this glow in the dark frosting before!!!.. And these cupcakes are SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing the recipe, and hope you had a very HAPPY HALLOWEEN! ~tina

Sharon said...

How cute those cupcakes are!!

Question: Do they make your tummy glow after you eat them? (I had another question, but I stopped myself...)

Hope you had a ghoul cool Halloween!

BOO!