Week 27: Halloween Cupcakes!

These cupcakes are from Cupcakes from the Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn. They are called Jelly Doughnut Cupcakes. I was looking for something that would look like blood to stuff in them, so I used strawberry jelly.

For the frosting, I used Martha Stewart's "Vanilla Buttercream." It tastes sooooo good!

I had the most fun yesterday going to Wegman's in Fairfax, Va., where I found all kinds of candies to decorate with...But, back to the cupcakes again. The thing that took the longest was actually putting the first layer (foundation) of frosting before you get started with the decorating! I made 36 cupcakes and this part took me about a 15 minutes. I started with the photos in Martha Stewart's Kid's magazine and then spun off that. Then I decorated about 24 of the cupcakes, each in a different way...they became like little cupcake people (I know...they're a wierd bunch!)...but it was really fun.

You can see more photos of my Halloween cupcakes at flickr.

Download recipe Here (PDF)


  1. Anonymous8:03 AM

    Wow, those look fantastic! Funny you should mention Wegmans. I'm heading there this morning for the first time. I hear so many rave reviews. BTW, I just wrote a post about cupcakes, and you're in it!

  2. Anonymous9:00 AM

    Ok, first, dan up there needs to get out more. Eeeesh!

    What fun these are! And as much as I tried to take just one bit and save the rest for lunch dessert, my little buggly-eyed treat is no more. I don't even like jelly donuts much (too sweet), but these babies work.

  3. I love the pictures of your Halloween cupcake eaters. Is there a problem with the recipe PDF? I keep getting an error message. And now I need to head down to Wegman's just to check them out again. I was there the week after they opened.

  4. Sorry, Mia...the link to the recipe is fixed now!

  5. This is one of coolest blogs ever! I love cupcakes!

  6. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Very cute! I attempted those with my daugther a couple of weeks ago.

  7. OMG! Those cupcakes are so cute! Love the big lips on the one. And WHERE did you get that Jack Skellington in the background!!!