Frankenstein Cupcakes Recipe

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  • Frankenstein Cupcakes

    Looking for an easy cupcake idea for your Halloween party? Check out these fun Frankenstein Cupcakes. They're a great addition to your Halloween recipes and they are sure to be a hit at any party, they'd also be fun to hand out to friends and family as a special Halloween treat.

    Frankenstein Cupcakes

    This Halloween make a few sweet treats that are also spooky. Try this recipe for cute Frankenstein cupcakes.

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    Servings: 24

    Ingredients:

    • cake mix and accompanying ingredients: to make 24 cupcakes
    • white decorator icing: 4 cups
    • green food coloring: a few drops
    • black food coloring: a few drops
    • green melting chocolate (or white melting chocolate and green food color): 16 ounces
    • marshmallows: 24
    • thin pretzel sticks: about 12
    • wax paper: 1 large piece
    • Wilton 1M decorator tip: 1
    • Wilton #5 decorator tip:1
    • green cupcake wrappers: 24

    Directions:

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    <strong>Step 1:</strong> Preheat your oven according to your cupcake package or recipe directions. Make the cupcake batter according to package directions.
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    <strong>Step 2:</strong> Prepare cupcake pans with 24 green cupcake wrappers.
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    <strong>Step 3:</strong> Pour batter into the cupcake wrappers, filling each one about &frac34;ths full. Bake the cupcakes according to the package or recipe directions.
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    <strong>Step 4:</strong> Set the cupcakes aside to cool completely.
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    <strong>Step 5:</strong> While the cupcakes are cooling, melt the 16 ounces of green melting chocolate according to the package directions. If you can&rsquo;t find green melting chocolate you can use white chocolate with green food color made for chocolate candies.
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    <strong>Step 6:</strong> Dip each marshmallow in the melted green chocolate and coat it completely.<br />
    <img alt="Frankenstein Cupcakes - Step 6" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-367617" height="486" src="http://www.momtastic.com/assets/uploads/2013/10/Frankenstein-Cupcakes-Step-6.jpg" width="648" />
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    <strong>Step 7:</strong> Set each marshmallow upright on a piece of wax paper to let the chocolate cool and harden.
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    <strong>Step 8:</strong> Before the chocolate hardens add a small &frac14; inch piece of pretzel to each side of the marshmallow about 1/3 of the way down, for Frankenstein&rsquo;s knobs.<br />
    <img alt="Frankenstein Cupcakes - Step 8" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-367619" height="486" src="http://www.momtastic.com/assets/uploads/2013/10/Frankenstein-Cupcakes-Step-8.jpg" width="648" />
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    <strong>Step 9:</strong>&nbsp;Once the cupcakes and the marshmallows have cooled mix 3&frac12; cups of the white decorator icing with green food color. Mix the other &frac12; cup of icing with a couple drops of black food coloring.
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    <strong>Step 10:</strong>&nbsp;Add the green icing to a pastry bag with the <a href="http://www.wilton.com/technique/1M-Swirl" target="_blank">Wilton 1M decorating tip</a> attached to the end. Fill the bag about half way full of icing to start.
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    <strong>Step 11:</strong> Use the Wilton 1M tip to swirl the icing from the outside in on each cupcake.<br />
    <img alt="Frankenstein Cupcakes - Step 11" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-367611" height="486" src="http://www.momtastic.com/assets/uploads/2013/10/Frankenstein-Cupcakes-Step-11.jpg" width="648" />
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    <strong>Step 12:</strong> Place a chocolate covered green marshmallow on top of each decorated cupcake and press it gently into the icing.<br />
    <img alt="Frankenstein Cupcakes - Step 12" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-367613" height="486" src="http://www.momtastic.com/assets/uploads/2013/10/Frankenstein-Cupcakes-Step-12.jpg" width="648" />
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    <strong>Step 13:</strong> Add the <a href="http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=418-5" target="_blank">#5 Wilton decorating tip</a>, or another small round piping tip to the end of a pastry bag filled with&nbsp;the black decorator icing.
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    <strong>Step 14:</strong> Use the tip to pipe hair, eyes and a mouth on each of the cupcakes.<br />
    <img alt="Frankenstein Cupcakes - Step 14" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-367615" height="486" src="http://www.momtastic.com/assets/uploads/2013/10/Frankenstein-Cupcakes-Step-14.jpg" width="648" />
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