Halloween Spooky Ghost Toppers recipe


Halloween Spooky Ghost Toppers recipe

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What you need to make your spooky ghosts:

Black Edible Ink Pen
White fondant / sugarpaste
Kebab sticks
Large plain circle cutter
Tylo powder
White candy melts
Fondant rolling pin

Step one: Pipe your cupcakes with swirls of buttercream

- Find this chocolate cupcake and cherry buttercream recipe here.

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Step two: Cut down three kebab sticks to about 4 to 5 inches in height (though you should compare this alongside your cupcakes).

Step three: Mix some tylo powder in with some white sugarpaste fondant and form into spherical balls about the diameter of a 10-pence piece.

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Step four: Melt some candy melts. (Tip: We pop some in a disposable piping bag, melt them in the microwave and then snip the bag).  Apply a little to the top of the kebab sticks and carefully slide the sugarpaste balls on.

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Step five: Leave these to dry and harden. You can stand your sticks upright by pushing them into a cake dummy or a thick cardboard box… or by even leaving them to stand in a high and narrow container (e.g. a coffee pot).

Step six: When the balls are a little firmer push these into the centre of your piped cupcakes.

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Step seven: Roll out some white sugar paste to around 2mm thick and cut out as many circles as there are cupcakes using a plain circle cutter.

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Step eight: Carefully lay your circles out over the kebab stick and fondant ball ‘lollipops’ in your cupcakes and arrange the bottoms of them to look like flowing ghostly shapes. This takes a steady hand as you can end up smearing the buttercream underneath!

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Step nine: For the finishing touch carefully draw some creepy (or funny) faces on your little ghosts!

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Your finished Ghost cupcakes are ready for your Halloween Party!

Tutorial, recipe and ingredients found at JuniperCakery