MS Cupcake Club: Halloween Bonus Round

hall arm cupcake2I signed up for the MS Cupcake Club October bonus round. The assignment was to make any cupcake you wanted for Halloween (Happy Halloween, by the way!).

I made Martha’s one-bowl chocolate cupcakes (from Martha Stewart’s Cupcake Book) and made them into Buried Alive Cupcakes, which I am serving at our Halloween party this afternoon.

I made the recipe and baked them (I actually did this in advance and froze them). I decorated with a little chocolate frosting then stuck a doll arm in each one, as if a person is trying to claw their way out. We also kind of shredded the side of each cupcake to make it look like it someone was trying to work their way out (You can’t really see this in the photo very well). Actually finding the dolls was the hardest part of this! I thought I would be able to buy bags of cheap kewpie-type dolls at the dollar store. Wrong. The cheap dolls were $1 each. I tried to find doll parts online, but with the cost of shipping, it was ridiculous. Finally I gave in and bought 9 dolls at the dollar store and that allowed me to do 18 cupcakes.

Tune in tomorrow for details on how the party went!

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8 Responses to MS Cupcake Club: Halloween Bonus Round

  1. VeggieGirl says:

    Haha, cute cupcakes 🙂

    Hope the party goes well!! Have fun!!

  2. Lori says:

    I love your idea for the buried alive cupcakes! They are really cute. I hope that you liked the one bowl recipe. I also made that one and loved it.

  3. Tracey says:

    Great idea! Love them – super creepy and perfect for Halloween 🙂 I did some bugs on mine but accidentally posted them yesterday.

  4. Kayte says:

    How clever are these! Very creative you are over here! I used the same recipe, one bowl chocolate cupcakes, and I have to ask…was your batter really thin b/c mine was and I was sure I had done something wrong, but they turned out okay. The guys loved them. Your idea here was very good.

  5. Love this idea. I’m going to start looking for those cheap dolls…

  6. marthaandme says:

    I don’t think so – I made them a couple of weekends ago and froze them, so it’s not fresh in my mind. I don’t remember having a problem though. What did happen though was the cupcakes sunk in the middle after baking, but that was actually ok since we were going for creepy.

  7. Sugar B says:

    I love it! So funny and so creepy! Thanks for doing the bonus round . . good job!

  8. cindy harris says:

    Love your cupcakes!! Glad the one-bowl recipe turned out for you, I will keep trying. Love your blog!!

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