Monday, October 05, 2009

How To Look "Bootiful" While Baking Spiderweb Cupcakes!

Even though I have a sign in my kitchen that proudly states "I Kiss Better Than I Cook", this ghost apron from Two Purring Cats Studio is cute enough to tempt even me into doing some Halloween baking!

It's being given away at FRESH FICTION Reviews, along with a hot off the press copy of my newest book, SILENT NIGHT, HAUNTED NIGHT (the fourth book in the Nicki Styx series) which hits the stores on October 27th, 2009!

I'll even throw in this super quick and easy recipe for SPIDERWEB CUPCAKES:

1 box of cake mix
1 can of vanilla frosting
1 tube of black cake decorating gel
1 dozen or so plastic spiders
Orange food coloring (optional)

Follow the recipe for cupcakes on the back of a standard cake mix box (c'mon, even I can do that!) Open the can of frosting and mix in the orange food coloring drop by drop until it's the shade you like, or just leave white. Frost the cupcakes as you usually would, then use the tube of gel to draw three or four circles on top, spaced evenly apart, each one bigger than the other. Then take a toothpick and drag the tip from the center of the cupcake outward to the edge - a spiderweb magically appears! Top with a plastic spider, and you'll be the "ghostess with the mostess" on All Hallows Eve, particularly if you're wearing this apron!

Enjoy the cupcakes, and don't forget to check out the contest at FRESH FICTION !


Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy] said...

I've done that toothpick technique on Christmas cookies. I'll have to try this one too:) Congrats on the new book.

Terri Garey said...

Hi, Abigail! What did your Christmas cookies look like after you'd used the toothpick? I'm having trouble visualizing...