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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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Marcia's picture

(post #64868, reply #33 of 72)

I agree with Jean that the cupcakes look really professional, but better than many professional ones, of course. Upscale professional must be what I mean....

TracyK's picture

(post #64868, reply #34 of 72)

Thanks! That's how I get away with charging my prices, I suppose. ;-)


Though I think I undercharged for the decorations considering how long it took me... a dollar each would have been more appropriate than $10/dozen, I think.



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(post #64868, reply #35 of 72)

And what did you sculpt them out of, Tracy -- fondant? Marzipan?

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TracyK's picture

(post #64868, reply #36 of 72)

Fondant. Just the Wilton kind, I didn't have the time or inclination to make it myself, though I'm sure it would have tasted MUCH better!


I did use some vanilla candy flavoring to give it more taste.



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Marcia's picture

(post #64868, reply #37 of 72)

Do you know what a really good bakery charges? The question is not rhetorical because I've no idea, but I'll bet it's a lot more than you're charging, and those cupcakes of yours are probably better or at least equal quality. And did I mention stunning?

avak123's picture

(post #64868, reply #41 of 72)

Great job, Tracy!

dorcast's picture

(post #64868, reply #31 of 72)

Those look amazing!
I am so impressed.

RuthWells's picture

(post #64868, reply #32 of 72)

Very nicely done, Tracy! I have no sculpting skills at all, so I am in awe.

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butterscotch's picture

(post #64868, reply #38 of 72)

Love them! Very beautifully done.

Adele's picture

(post #64868, reply #39 of 72)

Perfect!  I love them.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

helena1's picture

(post #64868, reply #40 of 72)

Just fantastic Tracy! That white buttercream just wants me to lick my screen. It looks so silky and yummy!!

Eisje's picture

(post #64868, reply #42 of 72)

They are beautiful, Tracy.


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evelyn's picture

(post #64868, reply #43 of 72)

They are so cute!

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courgette's picture

(post #64868, reply #44 of 72)

Very cute! I'm going to make some of these next year for sure. I've always made cupcakes for my kids, but not at your level.


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Madeleine's picture

(post #64868, reply #45 of 72)

Wow! I am so impressed. Would love to try something like that but it looks so difficult. Lucky client.

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Heather's picture

(post #64868, reply #46 of 72)

Has anyone tried making these? They could go on Halloween cupcakes--

http://evilmadscientist.com/article.php/edibleeyes

TracyK's picture

(post #64868, reply #47 of 72)

I think CookiMonster made those some time ago.... adorable!


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Heather's picture

(post #64868, reply #49 of 72)

After I posted that link I realized that I was in the "elegant" cupcake thread--those eyeballs aren't quite that!
your cupcakes are beautiful, as always! But way underpriced--the new cupcake shop that opened here charges $3.25 EACH for cupcakes, without any pumpkins or ghosts.

Amy's picture

(post #64868, reply #50 of 72)

True! The "in" cupcake place here charges $2.75 each. They are beautiful and delicious, but probably no more so than Tracy's. Here are pictures if anyone is interested: Polkadots Cupcake Factory

TracyK's picture

(post #64868, reply #51 of 72)

These ended up being $3 each, but I also delivered them to her house, about 45 minutes away.


And I would have charged for that, except I was also invited to the party (client is the wife of my boyfriend's boss, so he went to the party as well). She also ended up getting a $2/dozen discount because I had to send her my price sheet from home and it was an older one.


But I figure -- she has lots of friends, and connections in the wedding industry!



"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

Amy's picture

(post #64868, reply #57 of 72)

That seems fair!

ps. I know you've heard it over and over, but they look just great!

moxie's picture

(post #64868, reply #60 of 72)

Yours are way sweeter than the ones the kids chose to make tonight.


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TracyK's picture

(post #64868, reply #61 of 72)

HA! I love those. :-)



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moxie's picture

(post #64868, reply #65 of 72)

Did you know Michaels sells bags of just doll heads and hands? Very creepy. LOL

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mer's picture

(post #64868, reply #63 of 72)

Moxie-
I've never heard of Boo-ing a house before, but I got BOO'ed today! It was so much fun and so sweet!! I love Halloween! Anyway, it is so funny that you mentioned this tradition.

We received candy, a jiggly eyeball ring that I will wear all day tomorrow, funny skeleton straws, wax lips and halloween cups and more cute things. I can't wait to BOO some neighbors tomorrow. :) Yea!

MadMom's picture

(post #64868, reply #64 of 72)

In the neighborhood where I lived in Texas, someone started that tradition, and we got Boo'd almost every Halloween.  I had forgotten about it.



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KitchenWitch's picture

(post #64868, reply #69 of 72)

those are awesome. i might do those next year for Bill's employees.

there's someone on etsy selling "hand soap" shaped like baby hands. totally creepy. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=10148064


 


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moxie's picture

(post #64868, reply #70 of 72)

aack! Her cat soap is weird, too! LOL

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KitchenWitch's picture

(post #64868, reply #71 of 72)

oh yes. the eyeless cat. shudder.


but those hand soaps are selling (pardon the pun) hand over fist.  $17.00 for three ounces of soap.  I'm stupified.


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Heather's picture

(post #64868, reply #52 of 72)

We have two fairly new cupcake places--Kara's , and Sprinkles and they both charge $3.25 per. Amazing!