What’s more perfect for a Halloween party than bloody cupcakes? These spooky treats are made with red food coloring, sugar and frosting, and are sure to be a hit with all your guests. So if you’re looking for a festive and delicious treat this Halloween, look no further than these bloody glass cupcakes!
What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a spooky treat? These bloody cupcakes are sure to be a popular snack at any spooky celebration. With the edible glass and blood on top, these scary treats might look complicated. But they’re actually super easy to make. And that means they’re going to be your new favorite treat for Halloween!
The key to these bloody Halloween cupcakes is in the red food coloring. You’ll want to use a gel or paste, not liquid. This will give you the most vibrant color for your “blood.” And if you want to make things even easier, you can use store-bought frosting. But if you want to make your own, it’s really not that difficult. Just remember to tint your frosting red before you start piping it onto the cupcakes.
If you’re searching for a spooky yet delectable treat to serve your guests this Halloween, look no further than these bloody cupcakes! They’ll be a crowd-pleaser for sure!
Ingredients for Bloody Glass Cupcakes?
You’re going to love how easy these Halloween cupcakes are to decorate thanks to the short list of ingredients needed to prepare them! But just because you only need a handful of ingredients to make them doesn’t mean they won’t be a bit hit at your Halloween party. To make your own bloody glass cupcakes, you’ll need:
- Granulated sugar
- Light corn syrup
- Red gel food coloring
- Pre baked cupcakes (you can use any of my cupcake recipes and add your favorite flavor)
- White frosting
How Do You Make Edible sugar Glass?
The key to decorating these spooky Halloween cupcakes is to make your own edible glass. And while it may seem intimidating to make your own candy at home, it’s actually super easy to make edible glass right in your own kitchen.
The key to getting the right consistency in your edible glass is using a candy thermometer. Once you have that handy tool in place, all you have to do is follow these four simple steps:
- Cook the sugar and corn syrup. Add the sugar, water, and corn syrup to a small saucepan and cook the ingredients over medium-high heat. Make sure to stir the mixture often to keep the sugar from burning and sticking to the bottom and sides of the pan.
- Bring the sugar mixture to a boil. Once the sugar begins to melt in your saucepan, continue cooking the mixture and allow it to come to a boil, stirring often. Then, add the candy thermometer to the pot and watch the temperature as it climbs. Once the mixture reaches 275 degrees (which is also known as the soft crack stage), quickly remove the pan from the heat.
- Transfer the sugar mixture to a baking sheet. After removing the pan from the stovetop, immediately pour the hot candy mixture over the top of a large baking sheet. After pouring the mixture onto the sheet, carefully tilt the pan from side to side to make sure the mixture completely covers the sheet. This will help the glass reach the correct thickness after the candy hardens.
- Break the candy glass. Give the candy plenty of time to fully cool and harden – at least two hours. After that, you can break the candy into smaller glass shards to add to the top of your cupcakes. To break the glass, lightly tap the candy with a wooden spoon or carefully bend and flex the pan to crack the candy into smaller pieces.
How Do You Decorate Cupcakes with Blood?
Adding edible fake blood to your Halloween cupcakes is a great way to give them a scary look! That means in addition to your broken glass candy, you’ll also need to add a few drops of blood to the top of each treat to complete the Halloween look.
Luckily, it’s easy to add the look of blood to the top of your cupcakes without making any additional topping ingredients. All you’ll need is red decorating gel. This handy ingredient gives the appearance of blood but is totally safe and edible!
When giving your Halloween cupcakes a bloody look, there are a couple of methods you can use to create different designs on the top of each treat.
- Decorate with droplets. The easiest way to add some edible blood to the top of your cupcakes is by adding droplets of gel around your candy glass. Start by piping white frosting on the top of each cupcake, then place the glass shards into the top of the cupcakes. After that, lightly squeeze the tube of decorating gel to add drops of blood around each piece of glass.
- Add blood splatter around the glass. For a more splattered look on top of your cupcakes, combine the decorating gel with a small amount of water. Add the icing and glass to each cupcake. Once the gel is thinned, drizzle with a spoon or use your fingers to lightly flick the blood onto the top of each treat. You can also use a toothbrush to splatter the blood around the glass for an even more realistic look! Your bloody glass cupcakes are now ready to serve!
How Do You Store Bloody Glass Cupcakes?
These cupcakes are best served immediately after they’re prepared. That’s because humidity may cause the glass shards to soften as they sit. The decorating gel could also stain the white icing, making it look messy the longer it sits at room temperature.
If you plan to make your cupcakes ahead of time, you can ice the cakes and place the edible glass shards on top. Then, store the cupcakes in the fridge in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve them. This will help keep the candy glass solid until the cupcakes are ready to be enjoyed. Right before serving the treats, add the blood decorations.
These bloody glass cupcakes are the perfect treat to serve your guests this Halloween! They’re easy to make and sure to be a crowd-pleaser. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create these ghoulishly good cupcakes that are sure to impress. So if you’re looking for a fun and festive treat to make this Halloween, give these bloody glass cupcakes a try!
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- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons of water
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- Red food dye gel
- 12 cupcakes pre-cooked
- 1 16 oz tub white frosting
- Add sugar, water, and corn syrup to a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Bring to a boil and using a candy thermometer, boil until 275°f or soft crack. Once the temp reaches 250°f, the temp will climb to 275°f fairly quickly.
- Pour candy onto a large baking sheet and make sure it covers the whole sheet. Let sit and cool. Let it sit for about 2-3 hours until cool to touch. To break the candy into glass pieces, contort the baking pan. To break it into smaller pieces, use a small hammer or a wooden spoon to tap the candy into small pieces.
- Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and place 3-4 pieces of candy glass into the frosting.
- Apply drops of red food gel to the candy glass to mimic blood. For a splashed effect, water the gel slightly and flick the food coloring onto the frosting and candy glass.