Supernatural forces can’t chain these spooks to your Halloween table.
Ingredients for basic cupcakes. This mixture will be enough to make 12 cupcakes (not muffin size) and 12 mini cupcakes, which you’ll need to make these ghosts.
110g butter, at room temperature
150g self raising flour, sifted
125g plain flour, sifted
120ml milk, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
Method Pre heat the oven to 180C/gas mark4 and line a muffin tin with paper cases.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until the mixture is pale and smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing for a few minutes after each addition.
Combine the two flours in a separate bowl. Put the milk in a jug and add the vanilla extract to it.
Add one-third of the flours to the creamed mixture and beat well. Pour in one-third of the milk and beat again. Repeat these steps until all the flour and milk have been added.
Spoon the mixture into the cake cases, filling them to about two-thirds full. Bake for about 25 minutes, 15 minutes for the mini’s. Once removed from the oven leave in the tin for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
To construct the ghosts you will also need some buttercream, ready to roll fondant, 12 marshmallows and some sweets.
Put a small amount of buttercream on top of each cupcake, not to cover it just in the middle of the cake. Take the paper cases off the mini cupcakes and place on top of the cupcakes that you have put buttercream on. Put a tiny amount of buttercream on the marshmallows, then stick the marshmallows to the top of the mini cupcake. So you have a small tower of cupcake, buttercream, mini cupcake, buttercream then marshmallow.
Roll the fondant out very thinly, to about 6” – 7” circles, then place on top of your cupcake/marshmallow tower. I then used writing icing to attach small sweets for eyes and mouth.