Wednesday, 6 October 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM SILVER SPOON CAKECRAFT



Ooh I love Halloween, we make our house spooky each year, my two have always dressed up and we try to do something different for the myriads of children coming round to say Trick or Treat.

One year Chris made a splat witch, she was very effective in making all the little ones especially laugh out loud.



This did not make me laugh as he used my trench coat, luckily for him it did not rain.!!

I have been meaning for years to do some baking to hand out to the Halloween visitors and I did make some chocolate cupcakes for  a few last year, but they were not very Halloween inspired. However this year I have some help as Silver Spoon have provided lots of cake craft items to decorate the cakes and make cookies too.



Paige and I had a play and though not the art work that you can see from Silver Spoon these cakes certainly are good enough for Halloween parties and to hand out for little ones.



From ghostly ghouls to wicked witches there’s no limit to the terrifying treats you can make with the Silver Spoon Cakecraft range of edible decorations.
With a helping hand from Silver Spoon Cakecraft you’ll soon be
scaring friends and family with some dastardly designs - perfect
for ghoulish parties.

Halloween is a great time to enjoy baking with the kids. The Silver Spoon Cakecraft range lets their imaginations run riot, transforming plain cakes and biscuits into devilish delights.

The designer icing range has just the right colours: white for ghosts, red for blood and green for monsters. Add detail such as eyes and fangs with the writing icing. And use black or red food colouring to give thesponge or icing an eerie tint.

Whatever frightening delights you’re baking this Halloween, the
Cakecraft range is inspirational, helps to make decorating easy
and ensures great results every time.

For top decorating tips and information on the full Cakecraft range, visit www.silverspooncakecraft.co.uk

For more Halloween ideas go to www.bakingmad.com for all the
baking recipes and advice you need.
 
Find the Silver Spoon Cakecraft range in the home baking aisle in Sainsbury’s.
 
 
 
Halloween Cupcakes
Makes 18

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Decoration time: 1 hour

For the cupcakes:

250g unsalted butter, softened
250g Billington’s golden caster sugar
250g Allinson Nature Friendly self-raising white flour
1tsp baking powder
4 eggs

For the decorations:

Apricot jam
Silver Spoon Cakecraft Ready Rolled White Icing
1 tsp Silver Spoon Cakecraft Natural Vanilla Extract
Silver Spoon Cakecraft Food Colours in Natural Red,
Natural Yellow, Natural Black and Green
Silver Spoon Cakecraft Writing Icing
Silver Spoon Cakecraft Designer Icing in Red, Green, Black and White
Silver Spoon Cakecraft Chocolate Letters and Numbers

Method

Preheat the oven to 170°C/ fan oven 150°C / 325°F / Gas mark 3
Line muffin trays with 18 Cupcake papers
Place all the cupcake ingredients into a mixing bowl. Beat together, preferably with an electric mixer until the mixture is pale and fluffy
Spoon the mixture into the cupcake papers and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for five minutes in the tin, before cooling completely on a wire rack. Once cold, you can start getting scary…

Boo!
Bring the apricot jam to simmer in a small pan. Using a pastry brush, brush the exposed cake with the jam.
Take a walnut-sized piece of ready rolled white icing and add a few drops of natural black food colouring. Mix and knead until you get a marbled effect. Flatten slightly and place over the top of the cup cake. Top with chocolate letters.

Devil Cake

Knead a tube of red designer icing fitted with the rosette nozzle. Pipe the icing in a swirl onto the cake. Top with the ready rolled white icing coloured with the natural black food colour, shaped into horns.

Spider’s Web

Pipe the cake with black designer icing and smooth with a slightly damp knife. Using a tube of white writing icing starting at the centre of the cake, ice circles of white icing (do not worry if they are wobbly!). Using a cocktail stick, draw through the icing from the centre to the edge of the cake. Continue round the cake. Once you have finished, you will have a spider’s web design.

Monster

Pipe the cake with green designer icing and smooth with a slightly damp knife. Take a piece of the ready rolled white icing coloured black with the natural black food colour, flattened and cut into eyes and hair. Finish decorating by drawing on a mouth with the red writing icing.

Eyeball

Pipe the cake with white designer icing and smooth with a slightly damp knife. Draw veins with the red writing icing and top with either an edible or plastic eyeball shape.

Ghost

Bring the apricot jam to the boil in a small pan and using a pastry brush, brush the cake all over with the jam. Place a small ball of ready rolled white icing on top of the cup cake. Cut ready rolled white icing into a square measuring about 10cm and lay over the cake on top of the ball. Finish decorating by drawing on eyes and mouth with black writing icing.


Prices start from just 52p for a 38ml bottle of food colouring.

Also available in Tesco and ASDA: Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Flavoured Cake

Coverings, Writing Icing and Red, Blue, White, Chocolate and Pink Designer Icing

Also available in ASDA: Fudge Pieces, Jelly Drops, Orange & Lemon Slices, Liquid

Glucose

Also available in Morrisons: Liquid Glucose

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