This week, Clara at I <3 Food For Thought gave us a fun Halloween pick, Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes, which we were free to decorate as we pleased. I just bough Hello! Cupcake and thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to make these awesome little werewolves.
However, I am impatient and didn't want to buy Fruit by the Foot for the tongue, didn't feel like making my own pastry bag with a ziplock bag and 359 layers of scotch tape, and waited until the last minute to make these.
Therefore, my cupcake looked like a dragon with boobs.
Also, my CRAPPY camera makes it look like I glossed these over with some type of gunk (gunk!).
You need to check out Clara's page. She's got a cute little setting with a variety of Halloween characters. I know if I weren't so hasty, my cupcakes would have looked nice and pretty. This icing was a bit too soft to ice according to the directions in Hello Cupcake (they just have you take store bought icing - in the words of Cher Horowitz: "AS IF!" - and pipe it onto the cupcake) so I can understand why it flopped. But it still looks like a dragon with boobs.
As for the cupcake, I'm not sure how I felt about it. I shortened the baking time, and they were very light and fluffy. But I will forever compare chocolate cupcakes with Magnolia Bakery, because there is this really strong cocoa flavor to their cupcakes that is just to die for. Dorie's were pretty good, but I don't think it will be my go-to cupcake recipe. Plus, this cupcake really can't compare to that of Georgetown Cupcake (DC) or Magnolia Bakery (NYC). What are their secrets?!
OK, seriously, I can't get over this. It looks like some rabid chihuahua that is frothing at the mouth because it is choking on an M & M. Ugh. Patience is truly a virtue, no?