When I told the monsters they could make anything they wanted for Halloween, they were adamant that they wanted to make red spooky spider cupcakes. So of we went to the supermarket to find things we needed to make cakes. They wanted them to be chocolate cupcakes. And they wanted them to have faces, unfortunately we couldn't find any of the cute candy eyes that all the best food bloggers use, so they chose to compromise and decided they could cut up Haribo hears and use them as eyes. they also decided that Haribo fried eggs worked great because they already have eye balls!
So we got home and let me tell you...madness ensued. There was a video to go along side this but, oh my. It was crazy and at least all times through the video one of the kids were stood in front of the camera, so that idea got binned off!
Here's the recipe , if just by any chance you decide you want to make them!!!
What you need:3/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
Black writing icing
Cream the butter and sugar, add the egg and mix again, add the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and combine. Divide the mix among the prepared cupcake cases. Bake in a preheated oven, gas mark 4, for 20-25 minutes. Leave to cool completely before making up a strawberry icing using the colouring, strawberry flavouring, icing sugar and water. Don't worry if your icing is a little runny it adds to the effect if it is running down the cupcake cases! (and anyways who has ever cooked with kids and ended up with perfect anything!!)
Next cut up Haribo and the liquirice wheels and sweets to make eyes, spidery legs and a mouth, finish the eyes with black writing icing and your done!
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