How fun are these little cupcakes for Halloween? Yeah, yeah...they're Devilish...they have red food dye in them...probably all things bad for you and politically incorrect....but I don't care. These are CUTE! I used a cake mix for mine because again...I didn't care...but you can use your own recipe. If you're having a Halloween party, make some of these! They would be SUPER cute made into a miniature size because, really...kids don't want to eat a huge cupcake anyway. The frosting is extra yummy, too! (And don't be tellin' me they look like Viking Hats, either...haha!)
1 Devil's Food (of course) cake mix ~ or your favorite recipe for 24 chocolate cupcakes
4 sticks unsalted butter ~ room temp
1/2 cup shortening
6 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Red food dye ~ enough to make a nice deep color
Sprinkles ~ optional
24 Tootsie Rolls ~ Split in half and rolled into Devil's horns
In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and shortening. Beat on high until fluffy.
Add the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time on medium speed.
Add vanilla and red food coloring and beat until combined and there are no streaks.
Enough to frost 24 cupcakes. Sprinkle with red sanding sugar, if desired.
a piping bag and #12 round tip, frost cupcakes in a circular motion
starting at the outside edge and working your way to the center, lifting
as you go so the frosting mounds up.
Tootsie Rolls in half lengthwise. Roll between your palms, making one
end to a point. Then bend each one to form curved horns.
Place two horns, one on each side of the cupcake.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!