Easy to make red velvet cupcakes are made spooky with some edible glass shards and drizzled with some simple edible blood. These Glass shard bloody red velvet cupcakes are perfect for any Halloween party.
A simple and basic red velvet cupcake are the base of this treat, covered in a creamy and delicious cream cheese frosting. Honestly Im not the biggest fan of red velvet – but red is just perfect for these Halloween cupcakes. And the only redeeming part of a red velvet cupcake is that it’s the perfect base for holding cream cheese frosting.
There are two ways to make the glass shards – you can use isomalt – which is easy and I love. But it’s also fun to make your own suckers – you can also flavor them in any way you’d like.
And then there are a ton of ways to make edible blood. I’ve used my berry coulis or my caramel sauce as well as my buttermilk syrup dyed red. But this died corn syrup method is the easiest and when your just making a small batch for a little amt like these cupcakes.
Last year I was over at the Allrecipes Facebook page doing a FB live featuring a ton of Halloween treats so come visit! One of the recipes are these red velvet cupcakes with edible “glass” shards and a simple edible blood!
It's easy to make these edible glass shards and they are perfect for adding to a halloween red velvet cupcake with some easy edible blood - perfect for any halloween party
- 8 oz full fat cream cheese softened
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 4 C powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 light corn syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, add cake flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk to blend.
- Add the eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk, vanilla, and vinegar.
- Beat on low speed until well blended.
- Add the food gel 1/2 tsp at a time until it the color is to your liking. Beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.
Scoop into cupcake tin and bake around 18-20 mins
- let cool
beat the butter and cream cheese add the vanilla and beat
- beat the butter and cream cheese
- add the vanilla and beat
- add the powdered sugar and beat
- pipe onto cupcakes
- boil the sugar, water and syrup until it reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer
- pour onto a silpat mat in a pan, let cool until hard
- shatter in shards and place in cupcakes
- add red dye until your happy with the color, add a little cocoa to give the color more depth
- drizzle onto the cupcakes and sugar glass
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