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Scary Halloween Desserts

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

Steps

  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.