Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Cobweb Cupcakes (NOT SB FRIENDLY)

This great recipe came from a wonderful site I often visit: verybestbaking.com
I had my daughter and her friend decorate them for me and they both enjoyed it. The ones pictured here were not the better ones...as I totally forgot to take Pict's of the party table. These were the left overs that weren't as "cute" as the others. So as you can see even the "messed up" ones are really still adorable! We used decorating gels; white, brown and black. The black and white gave a better contrast but we soon ran out of the black so these last ones were made with brown. Still they turned out very well. Another thing the girls did was split the frosting into to batches. One was a sold cream/white as you can see there and the other they added food coloring to and turned a bright orange. Both looked great on the table with the cobwebs and spider on top.

Estimated Times:Preparation - 20 min | Cooking - 20 min | Cooling Time - 30 min cooling | Yields - 24

  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) devil's food or yellow cake mix
  • 2 (2.1 oz. each) NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Candy Bar, chopped
  • 1 container (16 oz.) prepared vanilla frosting
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 small tube white decorator icing or gel
  • 2 pkgs. (1.7 oz. each) NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER BB'S Candies
PREPARE cake mix batter according to package directions; add chopped Butterfinger to batter. Bake according to directions for 24 cupcakes. Cool completely. Frost cupcakes.

PLACE morsels in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut small corner from bag; squeeze to pipe concentric circles on top of frosting. Using wooden pick or tip of knife, pull tip through chocolate from center to last circle to create a cobweb effect.
OR use premade gels or decorating icing as we did

MAKE 2 dots using decorator icing on each of 24 Butterfinger BB's to resemble spider eyes. Place in center of each cobweb.

VARIATION: Substitute vanilla frosting with chocolate frosting. Substitute melted chocolate morsels with 2 small tubes white decorator icing or gel.

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