DIY Mummy Cupcakes - Super Beginner Friendly
Hello! Are you ready to hop on board this Halloween train, whoo whoo!!!! We are gonna be riding this spook-tacular carriage all the way til November and I CANNOT wait! It’s the best time of year, the woolly jumpers come out, the spices pop back into cakes (and more importantly lattes, PSL me up!) and all the good movies go back on the playlist. I’m talking Hocus Pocus, Nightmare Before Xmas (can I have a Zero please??), Beetlejuice, Practical Magic, the list is endless and magical and so so freaking fun! So, from now on, I’m gonna cover Halloween cakes exclusively until the big day so we can cover every all the bases. With the one exception of my upcoming Doctor Who cake cos I gotta have my girl Jodie’s back when she makes her big debut, I can’t wait to see her!
Kicking off the Halloween spooktacular are these ridiculously cool and obscenely easy Mummy cupcakes. Trust me you can't go wrong because even if they do it’ll just add to the I’ve been dead for decades wear and tear, genius!
5½oz self raising flour
1 batch black icing (I used this one)
150g black fondant
50g white fondant
20g yellow fondant
1. Roll flat the black fondant to 2mm thick and use a cookie cutter to cut out 12 black circles.
2. Tear off a pea sized piece of yellow fondant and roll it in the palm of your hand until it’s a little ball.
3. Using a (food only) paintbrush lightly dampen the back with a little sterilised water and stick it on to the top of a black circle as an eye, pressing down slightly. Repeat so your Mummy has 2 eyes.
4. Tear off 2 tiny pieces of black fondant and roll them into balls. Pop them on top of the yellow eyes as pupils, pressing down lightly to help them stick.
5. Repeat these steps until all 12 of your black discs have a pair of eyes each.
6. Roll the white fondant flat to 1mm thick and cut it into strips roughly ½cm wide and 3cm long. You need about 6-8 per Mummy but its best to do it in small batches of about 2-3 Mummies at a time.
7. Using your paintbrush and a little water, lightly dampen one of the black discs in a diagonal line under the eyes. Lay one of the white strips over the top and press down gently.
8. Repeat until your Mummy is fully bandaged but remember as you build up you’ll need to wet the white strips where the new ones will criss cross.
9. Continue until all the Mummies are covered.
10. Lastly, take your cookie cutter and use it trim off the excess bandages until you’re back to a perfect circle.
11. Place all the Mummies on a tray lined with parchment paper and leave to dry overnight.
12. Line a muffin tin with 10-12 cupcake cases and preheat the oven to 180C.
13. In a large bowl cream together 6oz sugar and 6oz of butter until pale and fluffy.
14. To the bowl add 3 lightly beaten eggs, 5 1/2 oz of self raising flour, 1/2 oz cocoa powder and 3 tbsp of hot water from the kettle. Mix together until smooth
15. Split the batter evenly between the cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
16. Leave the cupcakes to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
17. While the cupcakes are cooling mix up a batch of black frosting, recipe here.
18. When the cupcakes have cooled completely and the toppers have thoroughly dried add a swirl of frosting to the top each quickly followed by a topper. It’s best to get the topper on before the frosting starts to form a crust.
And we’re done! I’m still loving how something so simple can turn out so cool, now all I need to do is plan a Halloween party so I can make them again