Scary Spider Halloween Cupcake Tutorial

I made some fun cupcakes for Halloween last year. I chose a Spider, Bat, Pumpkin, Witches hat, Ghost and Werewolf. I thought I’d share how I made them and give you a tutorial.

Here’s what you will need for The Spider:

Spider
Fondant
Icing
Black sugar

Bake a batch of cupcakes, whichever recipe you prefer and leave them to cool.

For the spider – Make up some normal icing (icing sugar and water as directed) and add some black food colouring.
Make a ball out of fondant (black if you can) then roll it into the black sugar until completely covered.
Cover the cupcake with the icing then immediately place the black ball into the middle.
Make some legs from fondant then with a wet paintbrush just brush the area you want to attach the legs to in a circular motion to make it sticky, now attach the legs.
Make the eyes and fangs from fondant and attach as above.
There done! If you want you could use liquorice for the legs instead of fondant.

Tips

  • Keep chocolate warm.
  • Use royal icing quickly if it’s left out it will start to set.
  • When you put normal icing on the cupcakes make sure you add what ever you put on top quickly as it will set then crack when you put pressure on.
  • Put fondant into position then leave it as this will crack if you try to move it later.

I hope you enjoy making these and impress all your friends, if you have any questions please feel free to ask : ) Follow me for more cake tutorials

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Halloween Ghost Cupcake Tutorial

I made some fun cupcakes for Halloween this year. I chose a Spider, Bat, Pumpkin, Witches hat, Ghost and Werewolf. I thought I’d share how to make the ghost and give you a tutorial.

This is one of the easiest but coolest cupcakes to make.

Here’s what you will need:

Ghost
Extra cake
Fondant
Butter cream
Large round cutter

For the Ghost
I made some mini cupcakes at the same time as making these cupcakes and used one to make the bump for the ghost! You can just mold another normal cupcake into shape if that easier.

  1. Cover the cupcake with icing then make the ghost shape from the extra cake, smooth it out with butter cream frosting so when you put the fondant on it smooth and sticks.
  2. Cut white fondant out with a large round cutter, you will have to use one bigger than the cupcake. Then place it over the lump you have made! Adjust the fondant so it’s even and has a nice frill.
  3. Now add the eyes with either black fondant or royal icing. I’d say fondant is easier for this. Continue reading

A Few of My Recent Cakes

Here are a few of my recent cakes, we have Hello Kitty, a custom xbox cake, some Super Mario cupcakes and some simple birthday cakes. These were made for people in Exmouth in the last month.

Chocolate Shard Cake!

I wanted to come up with something other than fondant cakes for Birthday cakes as it’s not everyone’s cup of tea! Although the fondant cakes look awesome, there is nothing like a cake dripping with caramel or stacked with chocolate to get the same wow factor. This immediately drew a lot of attention and can still be customized to give it that personal touch for any occasion. I bake for people in and around Exmouth, so if you are looking for a cake check out my gallery or email me with your own idea’s and I will work with you to achieve what you want.

This Month’s Offer Exclusive to Facebook Fans – June

Every month have an offer on my Facebook page for my fans as a special thank you for following my work  and to my customers for being loyal.

This months offer will be £2 off  boxes of Father Day cupcakes. A box of 6 will be £8 and a box of 12 will be £18 just in time for Fathers Day

Pictures to follow..

If you would like to take up this offer then please come and like my page and say hello! https://www.facebook.com/Bakingmaid We have lots of scrummy cakes and idea’s for you.

 

Which Do You Prefer?

Baking Maid Cakes

Baking Maid provides beautifully decorated cakes and cupcakes for all sorts of occasions in and around Exmouth, Devon. All hand made and uniquely designed to fit your needs and using the best quality ingredients.

Need idea’s?? Take a look at my gallery, any of the cakes you see can be changed to suit you. Popular flavours are listed on the Flavours & Toppings page but if you are feeling a little bit brave, why not design your own!!!

Fancy doing some of your own decorating! Let me do the messy bit and prepare you a giant cupcake with frosting and you can decorate it yourself as you please. A greatidea for a kids party!

We also have individual cupcakes gift boxes that you can use in place of party bags or give as a gift to a bridesmaid at a wedding.

Whether it’s a birthday, christmas, christening, wedding or just an average  tuesday, cakes and cupcakes are a great way to celebrate and add to your decoration.

All cakes are baked the day before delivery or collection to ensure they are as fresh as can be! I work from home in the lovely village of  East Budleigh. This is where collection is available. Delivery is available for cupcake orders over 12 and cakes, this can be arranged at the time of ordering. Covering Exeter, Sidmouth and Exmouth area’s. Continue reading

This Month’s Offer Exclusively to Facebook Fans – May

Every month have an offer on my Facebook page for my fans as a special thank you for following my work  and to my customers for being loyal.

This months offer will be £2 off  boxes of Fancy Rose cupcakes. A box of 6 will be £8 and a box of 12 will be £18 for this month only

If you would like to take up this offer then please come and like my page and say hello! https://www.facebook.com/Bakingmaid We have lots of scrummy cakes and idea’s for you.

Monthly Offers Exclusively For FB Fans

Every month have an offer on my facebook page for my fans as a special thank you for following my work  and to my customers for being loyal.

This months offer will be £2 off  boxes of personalised cupcakes. A box of 6 will be £8 and a box of 12 will be £18 for this month only

If you would like to take up this offer then please come and like my page and say hello! https://www.facebook.com/Bakingmaid We have lots of scrummy cakes and idea’s for you.

A Few Of My Recent Cakes….

These are just a few of my cakes from the past few months, I love the ‘Hive’ cake which is based on a Disney cartoon. I also like the skittles cake, the Frank Sinatra cake and the Ironman cake. I had fun making all of these, the more simple looking ones are funnily the harder ones to do! I can’t explain, they just are 😉

I have plenty more to come, I like that they are different every time, no one seems to ask for the same thing which is good.