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Frankenstein Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • Pre-made cupcakes

  • 6 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Green and black fondant

  • Candy eyeballs

Instructions

  1. Add sugar, cornstarch and milk to a large saucepan over medium heat and mix until smooth. Stir constantly until it begins to thicken. Reduce heat and continue to cook for about 2 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and add about 1 tablespoon of milk mixture to eggs, whisking until smooth. Slowly add 2 more tablespoons and pour egg mixture back into saucepan. Return to medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring until mixture thickens, about 2 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla and transfer to a bowl. Place plastic wrap directly onto the custard and place in fridge to chill.

  4. Roll out green fondant and use a large round cookie cutter to cut out green circles about 1/2 inch large than the cupcakes.

  5. Roll out black fondant and use a paring knife to cut the black hair and eyebrows. Brush a thin layer of water on the green fondant to stick on hair and eyebrows. Lightly score the face of the monster to make a mouth and add candy eyes.

  6. Fill piping bag with custard and pipe onto cupcakes. Gently cover cupcakes with monster faces, pressing the edges onto the sides of the cupcakes.

Frankenstein Cupcakes

Monster Eyeballs

Ingredients

  • 1 pre-made red velvet cake

  • 1/4 cup frosting

  • 1 cup melted white chocolate

  • Strawberry jam

  • Green and black fondant

  • Red food coloring

Instructions

  1. Add cake and frosting to a food processor and pulse until combined. Roll cake into golf ball-size balls. Pipe strawberry jam into the center of the cake balls. Dip into melted chocolate and chill for 10 minutes.

  2. Roll out fondant and use a round piping tip to cut out the green and black eyeball. Using a small paintbrush, brush on red food coloring to make the veins.

Monster Eyeballs

Strawberry Hand Pies

Servings:

serving time4

Ingredients

  • 2 pre-made pie crusts

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 egg, for egg wash

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Add strawberries, sugar and lemon to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally until thickened and until mixture can coat the back of a spoon. Set aside .

  3. Trace your hand on pie crust. Add strawberries to the palms of the hands. Cover and crimp edges together with a fork. Brush with egg wash. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.

Strawberry Hand Pies

Cockroach Donuts

Servings:

serving time10

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Oil for frying

  • 1 can pre-made biscuit dough

  • 1 cup melted chocolate

  • Caramel chews

  • Black food coloring

Instructions

  1. Add sugar, cornstarch and milk to a large saucepan over medium heat and mix until smooth. Stir constantly until it begins to thicken. Reduce heat and continue to cook for about 2 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and add about 1 tablespoon of milk mixture to eggs, whisking until smooth. Slowly add 2 more tablespoons and pour egg mixture back into saucepan. Return to medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring until mixture thickens, about 2 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla and transfer to a bowl. Place plastic wrap directly onto the custard and place in fridge to chill.

  4. Preheat oil in a Dutch oven to 350 degrees.

  5. Open biscuit dough and separate all of the biscuit rounds into 2 pieces. Cut half of the rounds in half. Add a fingertip of water to the tops of the rounds and stick on the halves. Use a knife to score a thin line at the bottom of the dough half. Use remaining dough to roll out into thin strips.

  6. Add dough to hot oil, working in batches until golden, and set aside on a cooling rack. Add dough strips and fry until golden and remove to cooling rack.

  7. Add custard to a piping bag and pipe into fried donuts. Dip the tips of the donuts into melted chocolate. Stretch caramel into thin strips and stick on the back of the donuts. Using a small paint brush, paint food coloring stripes in between caramel. Stick fried strips into donuts, making legs and antennas.

Cockroach Donuts
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