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Elegant yet Cute Halloween Cupcakes?

TracyK's picture

Not too scary or cartoonish. Martha Stewart-esque.


Any ideas? I am totally brainfried and cannot think of a damn thing. Ugh.


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Glenys's picture

Do white icing shaped with dollopy point on it and then two black coal eyes for as a ghost rising up.

Jean's picture

Try google images.


http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Halloween%20cupcakes&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi




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Amy's picture

Smart! That turned up some great photos.

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chiquiNO's picture

Cute, cute website Jean!! 

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TracyK's picture

Jean, a treasure trove! Thanks. That's how brain-fried I am, I didn't even think of google. Sigh.

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Jean's picture

Google is our friend. :)



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TracyK's picture

Repeat like mantra! :-) I just forgot about google images.

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CookiM0nster's picture

The Hello, Cupcake folks have a lot of good Halloween designs too.

SVcook's picture

I assume you looked at the MS website? There are tons of ideas there. One pretty easy idea for relatively flat cupcakes is to frost white, and do a back spiderweb using a toothpick on iced concentric circles.

TracyK's picture

I did look at her site, I just didn't have much time to sift through it. But thanks for the reminder!

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Glenys's picture

Hey, that Cake on the Brain blogger is from Vancouver. I'll have to see if I know her.

Amy's picture

The little pumpkin ones are definitely "elegant yet cute"!!!

Jean's picture

You can even buy the little pumpkin candies.



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TracyK's picture

Oh I love those fondant pumpkins! Those are precious.

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TracyK's picture

Thank you, thank you, thank you all! You'd think I'd be able to come up with this on my own, but nooooooooooo. ;-)


My client has finally clarified what she wants:



  • Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting, with ghosts 

  • Spice cake or carrot cake (I'm thinking spice) with cream cheese frosting, with pumpkins

Glenys, I love the icing idea, but I also love the fondant pumpkins and they wouldn't go together as well. So I found these DARLING little ghosts and pumpkins... both fondant, so they'll coordinate well:


Add the Clove Stem, Nicole Wills That's a whole clove stuck in for the stem, but I'll probably use fondant for this so little kids don't choke on a nasty-tasting clove


Finished Ghost, Nicole Wills A bullet-shaped piece of fondant, draped with a circle of fondant.


 


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helena1's picture

Very cute :o). Can't wait to see how everything turns out!

plantlust's picture

At least she clarified. I was partial to the mummies and was going to suggest the staring eyeball cupcakes that I made last year<G>.


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FastEddie's picture

Where is that discussion I saw about 2 weeks ago that used red velvet cake mix and lollipop sticks, rthe cupcakes were shaped and colored like pumpkins.

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wonka's picture

I made these http://www.marthastewart.com/article/witch-cupcakes on Halloween and they were a great hit, and fun to make.

TracyK's picture

Here they are! The ghosts took longer than the pumpkins, LOL. The client was pleased, and so are my coworkers, who ar reaping the benefit of leftovers.


Thank again for your help!



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suz's picture

What a terrific job, they look great!

Risottogirl's picture

Those are adorable!

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Marcia's picture

You did wonderful work, Tracy. If your client wasn't pleased, he or she would be an idiot or suffering from a severe personality disorder. ;-)

Lucky coworkers, too, but the cupcakes are too pretty to eat, IMHO.

roz's picture

What fun, those cupcakes are great!

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Jean's picture

Too too cute.  Very professional looking.



A merry heart does good like a medicine: Prov. 22:17



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A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
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TracyK's picture

Thanks, all.


Can't take credit for the design (thanks Google images!) but I mimic pretty good. LOL.



"The thing I love about Senator Obama is that he is, deep down, a doer of homework. All I want is a chief executive who has done/will do the reading!"                              -- Sarah Vowell