Last night I went to the Halloween party and being inspired by a recipe from another blog, I decided to make chocolate cupcakes with glow in the dark frosting. I had asked my boyfriend’s sister and she went to get the black light to make it all work. Originally, I had wanted to do a test run of these cupcakes first but ended up doing the Pumpkin Spice Muffins instead, so I brought some of those as well as a backup plan if the others ones weren’t enough or others weren’t interested. It will also be the first time that I used my frosting piping set that I had bought last month.
This is how they looked like at my place before going to the party:
Later on, I’ll show you what they look like under the light. First of all, I’m going to show give you the link for the recipe.
The cupcakes are called Devil’s Food Cupcakes found on Sweet Little Thang’s blog: http://sweetlittlethang.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/devils-food-cupcakes/
She also came up the Glow in the Dark Frosting which can be found here: http://sweetlittlethang.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/glow-in-the-dark-frosting/
See them glowing? The top ones are more obvious.
First off, I’d like to say that my cupcakes are lacking a bit of decorative skills. I tried my best though and I guess they look okay. I will try to practice more. Now for the changes I made to the cupcakes recipe. Instead of cocoa powder mixed with hot water, I just melted Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunks. I also decreased the portion of butter and sugar because that just looked way too fattening. I used 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar (not sure about the sugar modification). As for eggs, I used 3 extra large ones.
As for the frosting, I just kept it the way it was and I think it tasted alright. The only thing was that I ran out of time so when it said to dip 4-6 times, I only had maybe 3 or 4 times. I’m just glad it glowed so all the hard work wasn’t wasted and plus, the friends that ate the cupcakes seemed to enjoy it. The only thing is that with the frosting process, the green ones need to be in the freezer for an hour so it was still pretty hard when it got to the party. Although it sat in the fridge for a bit afterwards and I think it helped a bit. Still, it seemed to be a hit.
The whole glow in the dark concept of it as it gave a little extra Halloween spirit to the dessert. Extra because the place was decorated with spider webs and body parts, and everyone that came was dressed up really nice to the theme. I’ll have another post touching on that soon. As for anyone that wants to do this, try to schedule in maybe 2-3 hours from making the cupcakes to doing the frosting and making them glow in the dark, if you plan to do it all in one day. If not, just do the cupcakes first and then the frosting and all the remaining work another day.
So what do you think about it? You think that it would be something interesting to do? Anyone going to give this a shot? Anything special that you usually make for Halloween?