October 27, 2010

Halloween cupcakes

Yesterday was a day of late orders for me at work. I swear my phone rang more when I was at the swimming pool watching the boys do their lesson than it had all day! I am learning this is the nature of catering and because it is my own business I have a very hard time turning people away....no matter what time they call.

As it happened, I had a client with a last minute request for afternoon tea for the following day and could they please have 30 Halloween themed cupcakes and anything else that is not to hard, like rocky road and caramel pop corn?
My initial thought was -hell! when am I going to find time to decorate cupcakes, as I knew I was already starting early the next morning.

So at 11pm last night while the boys were all tucked up in bed, I was in the kitchen whipping up butter cream, popping corn and colouring icing. At around 10pm Nic had finished grading papers and jumped on to my production line to make spider legs and jack-o-lantern faces- he's the best!
My favourite are the ghosts, I love them so much I have decided to make a batch for our own Halloween party this weekend. They are the least time consuming and look the coolest.

(I love this one, it looks like the ghost at the back is saying "look out, behind you!" while the one in front is hopelessly thinking....'it's to late...')



Bryan said...

love them all1 your Ghosts look great! Did you use fondant? I always enjoy decorating for the holidays... any of them

The Kings said...

They are soooooo cool!!!!