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Read on for directions to make these Ghoulish Treats!
Ingredients for the Cupcakes:
1 box Betty Crocker™ Devil’s Food Cake Mix
120ml vegetable oil
3 medium free range eggs
Preparing the Cupcakes
Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced). Line 2 x 12-hole muffin pans with paper cupcake cases.
Open the cake box, remove enclosed frosting sachet and reserve for another use. Put the cake mix in a large mixing bowl and add the oil, water and eggs. Whisk (by hand or with an electric mixer) for 2-3 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Divide the mixture evenly between the cupcake cases.
Bake both pans together in the oven for 18-22 minutes. Remove from the oven and carefully transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely; about 30 minutes.
The cupcakes will keep in a cool place for up to 2 days.
8 wafer thin dark chocolate digestive biscuits, cut in half with a serrated knife
16 edible candy eyeballs
16 red heart-shaped sugar sprinkles
2 small tubes black writing icing
Orange food colouring paste or gel
1 small tube green writing
Frost 8 cupcakes with the chocolate fudge frosting, smoothing with a small palette knife.
Push 2 digestive think halves into each cupcake to form wings.
Gently attach 2 eyeballs to each cupcake and 2 heart-shaped sprinkles (pointed-side out) to resemble fangs.
Frost 8 cupcakes with half of the vanilla frosting, smoothing with a small palette knife.
Use 1 tube black writing icing to pipe spooky big eyes, dots for nostrils and a smiling skeleton mouth on each cupcake.
Use the orange food colouring paste or gel to colour the rest of the vanilla frosting bright orange.
Frost 8 cupcakes with the orange frosting, using the tip of a palette knife to create lines on the icing to resemble the ridges of a pumpkin.
Use the remaining tube of black writing icing to pipe a Halloween pumpkin mouth, nose and eyes on each cupcake.
Use the tube of green writing icing to pipe a green stalk on each cupcake.
Background Decorating Tips
Choose a smooth flat surface on which to create your background, such as a large chopping board, baking tray or even the kitchen workbench. (Note: make sure it is a clean and food safe surface or cover the surface with a sheet of baking paper before you begin.)
Spoon Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe™ Chocolate Fudge Frosting and/or Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe™ Vanilla Frosting (coloured with food colouring paste or gel, as desired) into piping bags fitted with medium writing nozzles. Pipe background features from the story onto your chosen surface.
Use sweets, crushed biscuits, cake crumbs, fruit, etc. to create additional details.